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
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus Spheniscidae AEWA , CMS
African Penguin Spheniscus demersus Spheniscidae AEWA , CMS
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata Gaviidae AEWA , CMS
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata Gaviidae AEWA , CMS
Common Loon Gavia immer Gaviidae AEWA , CMS
Common Loon Gavia immer Gaviidae AEWA , CMS
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii Gaviidae AEWA , CMS
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii Gaviidae AEWA , CMS
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Pelecanidae AEWA , CMS
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Pelecanidae AEWA , CMS
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens Pelecanidae AEWA
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus Pelecanidae AEWA , CMS
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus Pelecanidae AEWA , CMS
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus Sulidae AEWA
Cape Gannet Morus capensis Sulidae AEWA
Masked Booby Sula dactylatra Sulidae AEWA
Crowned Cormorant Microcarbo coronatus Phalacrocoracidae AEWA
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus Phalacrocoracidae AEWA , CMS
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus Phalacrocoracidae AEWA , CMS
Bank Cormorant Phalacrocorax neglectus Phalacrocoracidae AEWA
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis Phalacrocoracidae AEWA , CMS
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis Phalacrocoracidae AEWA , CMS
Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis Phalacrocoracidae AEWA
Great Frigatebird Fregata minor Fregatidae AEWA
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel Fregatidae AEWA