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
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Scolopacidae AEWA
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos Scolopacidae AEWA
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Sanderling Calidris alba Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Sanderling Calidris alba Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Little Stint Calidris minuta Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Little Stint Calidris minuta Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Ruff Calidris pugnax Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Ruff Calidris pugnax Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Great Skua Catharacta skua Stercorariidae AEWA
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Stercorariidae AEWA
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus Laridae AEWA , CMS
White-eyed Gull Larus leucophthalmus Laridae AEWA , CMS
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii Laridae AEWA , CMS
Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii Laridae AEWA , CMS