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Waterbird Populations Estimates Fifth Edition

This is the Summary Report of the Fifth Edition of the Waterbird Population Estimates, whose main objective is to provide a global overview of the status and trends of world’s waterbird populations; one of the most remarkable components of global biodiversity. It accompanies the searchable online Waterbird Information Portal (, which provides unprecedented access to all the data and information from five editions, as part of Wetlands InternationaI’s continuing commitment to supporting the Ramsar Convention and all those concerned with wetland and waterbird conservation and wise use.


This publication should be cited as follows:
Wetlands International, 2012. Waterbird Population Estimates, Fifth Edition. Summary Report.
Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Related Project(s):
African Waterbird Census, African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) support, Mali, Asian-Pacific migratory waterbirds strategy, China, Buff-breasted sandpiper habitat conservation in Argentina and Uruguay, Censo Neotropical de Aves Acuáticas, Central Asian Flyway interim coordination, Conservation and monitoring of Important Bird Areas (IBA) in Guinea Bissau, Contribution to African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), Coordination of the International Waterbird Census (IWC) 2006 in Central Asia and the Caucasus, Development of the East Asian - Australasian Flyway Partnership, East Asian - Australasian Flyway Partnership Communication Support, Les dénombrements d'oiseaux d'eau en Afrique - DOEA, Migratory Birds for People programme, Migratory shorebird posters, National Aerial Survey of Waterbirds in Australia, Neotropical Waterbird Census, Status of Waterbirds in Asia: Results of the Asian Waterbird Census 1987-2007 , Technical advisory group for the ‘Wetland Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in China’ project, The Critical Site Network Tool, Uso de arroceras por chorlos y playeros migratorios, Waterbird conservation events, Malaysia, Western Paleartic and West-Asian Waterbird Census, Wings over Wetlands (WoW)

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