Lesser Kestrel in numbers
Within 40 years (from the '50s to the '90s), the population of the Lesser Kestrel has decreased significantly (indicative, in Spain, in the early '60s, the population was estimated at 100,000 pairs, to reach almost 5,000 pairs in 1990).
According to BirdLife International, on 2000 the breeding European population was estimated at 16.500 to 20.500 pairs, with most basic populations:
- Spain, with 12.000 pairs,
- Greece, with 3.000 pairs,
- Italy, with 2.150 pairs,
- Turkey, with 1.500-3.500 pairs
- and Marocco, with 1.000 pairs.