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
Pluvialis apricaria Eurasian Golden Plover Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Sarothrura elegans Buff-spotted Flufftail Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA
Larus hyperboreus Glaucous Gull Aves Charadriiformes Laridae AEWA
Mareca strepera Gadwall Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Glareola nuchalis Rock Pratincole Aves Charadriiformes Glareolidae AEWA , CMS
Ardea alba Great White Egret Aves Ciconiiformes Ardeidae AEWA , CMS
Thalassornis leuconotus White-Backed Duck Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Phaethon rubricauda Red-tailed Tropicbird Aves Pelecaniformes Phaethontidae AEWA
Aythya marila Greater Scaup Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Thalasseus bengalensis Lesser Crested Tern Aves Charadriiformes Laridae AEWA , CMS
Phaethon lepturus White-tailed Tropicbird Aves Pelecaniformes Phaethontidae AEWA
Anser anser Greylag Goose Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Mergus serrator Red-breasted Merganser Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Uria aalge Common Murre Aves Charadriiformes Alcidae AEWA
Gavia arctica Black-throated Loon Aves Gaviiformes Gaviidae AEWA , CMS
Plectropterus gambensis Spur-winged Goose Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Platalea leucorodia Eurasian Spoonbill Aves Ciconiiformes Threskiornithidae AEWA , CMS
Phoenicopterus roseus Greater Flamingo Aves Phoenicopteriformes Phoenicopteridae AEWA
Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel Aves Charadriiformes Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Larus glaucoides Iceland Gull Aves Charadriiformes Laridae AEWA
Charadrius pallidus Chestnut-banded Plover Aves Charadriiformes Charadriidae AEWA , CMS
Anous tenuirostris Lesser Noddy Aves Charadriiformes Laridae AEWA
Tringa totanus Common Redshank Aves Charadriiformes Scolopacidae AEWA , CMS
Glareola pratincola Collared Pratincole Aves Charadriiformes Glareolidae AEWA , CMS
Uria lomvia Thick-billed Murre Aves Charadriiformes Alcidae AEWA