Population status

Eastern Yellow Wagtail
(Motacilla tschutschensis)

The Eastern Yellow Wagtail is common across much of Western Alaska, but becomes uncommon to the east. It has been sighted as far east as the Mackenzie Delta (Fraker and Fraker 1980), and the species is fairly common at some locations on the Yukon's North Slope (Salter et al. 1980, Sinclair et al. 2003). Its range in Canada is very small and remote; populations are not monitored by any systematic survey, so population size and trend are unknown. Because of the lack of information, a national population goal for the Eastern Yellow Wagtail has not yet been determined.


Population goal and acceptable levels of variation

Species/groupGoalLower levelUpper level
Eastern Yellow WagtailTo be determinedTo be determinedNot applicable