Winter population estimates of Black-faced Spoonbill, 1988-2000

summarised by Ecosystems Ltd., Hong Kong (updated 23/12/99)
 

Country/ Region

Location

1988-1990 *

1993-94

1994-95 **

1995-96 **

Jan. 1997

Jan. 1998

Jan. 1999

Dec 1999-

Jan 2000

Taiwan

Tseng-wen Estuary (including Szu-Tsao)

150

206

286

300+

298

321

363

483

 

Ta-tu Estuary

   

3

4

   
 

Au-ku

   

4

2

   
 

Chungkang Estuary

           
 

Ilan County

   

1

 

3

 
 

Lung-Luan-Tan

       

1

 
 

Penghu Islands

           

Macau

Taipa-Coloane mudflats

         

9

12

 

Hong Kong

Mai Po

50

70

78

99

69

88

96

130

Mainland China

Shenzhen, Futian

 

32

25

 

48

 

Hainan, Dongzhaigang

15

9

6

6

4

3

3

 
 

Guangxi, Shankou

       

0

   
 

Jiangsu, Yancheng Biosphere Reserve

13

 

15

38

2

   
 

Jiangsu, Dongsha Islands

 

15

16

     
 

Jiangsu, Yangtze Estuary, Jiuduansha

             

Vietnam

Red River Delta, Xuan Thuy Nature Reserve

62

25

23

75 (104)

 

59

31

42

 

Red River Delta, Thai Binh Estuary

     

0

1

 
 

Red River Delta (outside Xuan Thuy)

     

0

2

 

Japan

Fukuoka, Imazu tidal flat

5

9

14

20+

15

17

19

 
 

Fukuoka, Wajiro tidal flat

   

8

5

 
 

Kagoshima, Anraku Estuary

     

1

 
 

Kagoshima, Mannose

6

8

19

12

 
 

Kagoshima, Takaono-cho, East Reclamation

   

3

3

 
 

Kagoshima, Aira-cho, Beppu River

   

1

   
 

Kumamoto, Hikawa Estuary

 

5

14

15

 
 

Tokyo Bay

1

     

1

 
 

Miyako Island, Yonaha Bay

 

up to 11 (all non-Kyushu sites)

 

1

   
 

Irabu Island, Sawada

   

2

   
 

Okinawa, Manko Lake

   

9

4 (7) (all Okinawa)

 
 

Okinawa, Yone tidal flat

   

1

 

South Korea

Cheju Island, Hado-ri

6

   

15

16

19

   
 

Cheju Island, Seongsan-ri

   

0

6

14

 

TOTAL:

 

288

339

422

541 (570)

509

613

586 (589)

703

*Data from Kennerley, P. R. 1990. A review of the status and distribution of Black-faced Spoonbill. Hong Kong Bird Report 1989:116-125.

** Counts were not synchronized; total may include double counts.