Species

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) © Sergey Dereliev, www.dereliev-photography.com

 

AEWA covers 254 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
Gavia stellata Red-throated Loon Aves Gaviiformes Gaviidae AEWA , CMS
Gavia immer Common Loon Aves Gaviiformes Gaviidae AEWA , CMS
Gavia adamsii Yellow-billed Loon Aves Gaviiformes Gaviidae AEWA , CMS
Gavia arctica Black-throated Loon Aves Gaviiformes Gaviidae AEWA , CMS