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
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor Anatidae AEWA , CMS
White-Faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata Anatidae AEWA , CMS
White-Faced Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna viduata Anatidae AEWA , CMS
White-Headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala Anatidae AEWA , CMS
White-Headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Red-Breasted Goose Branta ruficollis Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Red-Breasted Goose Branta ruficollis Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiaca Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea Anatidae AEWA , CMS
South African Shelduck Tadorna cana Anatidae AEWA , CMS
South African Shelduck Tadorna cana Anatidae AEWA , CMS