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.

 

Scientific name Common name Class Order Family CMS Instruments
Zapornia flavirostra Black Crake Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA
Zapornia pusilla Baillon's Crake Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA , CMS
Porzana porzana Spotted Crake Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA , CMS
Amaurornis marginalis Striped Crake Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA , CMS
Porphyrio alleni Allen’s Gallinule Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA
Gallinula angulata Lesser Moorhen Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA
Fulica cristata Red-knobbed Coot Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA
Dromas ardeola Crab-plover Aves Charadriiformes Dromadidae AEWA , CMS
Haematopus moquini African Oystercatcher Aves Charadriiformes Haematopodidae AEWA
Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet Aves Charadriiformes Recurvirostridae AEWA , CMS
Glareola nordmanni Black-winged Pratincole Aves Charadriiformes Glareolidae AEWA , CMS
Glareola ocularis Madagascar Pratincole Aves Charadriiformes Glareolidae AEWA
Pluvialis fulva Pacific Golden Plover Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA
Pluvialis squatarola Grey Plover Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Charadrius dubius Little Ringed Plover Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Charadrius forbesi Forbes's Plover Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Charadrius marginatus White-fronted Plover Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Charadrius mongolus Lesser Sandplover Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA
Charadrius asiaticus Caspian Plover Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Eudromias morinellus Eurasian Dotterel Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Vanellus spinosus Spur-winged Lapwing Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Vanellus albiceps White-headed Lapwing Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Vanellus senegallus Wattled Lapwing Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Vanellus lugubris Senegal Lapwing Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS