Species

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) © Sergey Dereliev, www.dereliev-photography.com

 

AEWA covers 255 species of birds ecologically dependent on wetlands for at least part of their annual cycle, including many species of divers, grebes, pelicans, cormorants, herons, storks, rails, ibises, spoonbills, flamingos, ducks, swans, geese, cranes, waders, gulls, terns, tropic birds, auks, frigate birds and even the south African penguin.

All AEWA species cross international boundaries during their migrations and require good quality habitat for breeding as well as a network of suitable sites to support their annual journeys. International cooperation across their entire migratory range, as provided by AEWA, is therefore essential for the conservation and management of migratory waterbird populations and the habitats on which they depend.

 

Common name Scientific name Family CMS Instruments
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa Laridae AEWA , CMS
White-cheeked Tern Sterna repressa Laridae AEWA , CMS
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus Laridae AEWA
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus Laridae AEWA
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Laridae AEWA , CMS
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Laridae AEWA , CMS
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus Laridae AEWA
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris Laridae AEWA , CMS
African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris Laridae AEWA , CMS
Little Auk Alle alle Alcidae AEWA
Razorbill Alca torda Alcidae AEWA
Brent Goose Branta bernicla Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Brent Goose Branta bernicla Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Podicipedidae AEWA , CMS
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena Podicipedidae AEWA , CMS
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Podicipedidae AEWA , CMS
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus Podicipedidae AEWA , CMS
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius pecuarius Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Anatidae AEWA , CMS