Waterbirds Populations Portal🠉

The Waterbird Populations Portal (WPP) online database provides current and historic estimates, trends and 1% thresholds for over 800 waterbird species and 2300 biogeographic populations worldwide.
Map of the distribution of the White-headed Duck's populations as an example. In the same page, you will find information on the species as well as on the sizes and trends of the different populations.

Arabic language identification guide for migratory waterbirds in Northern Africa🠉

The new version of the identification guide to waterbirds in Northern Africa in Arabic language has been published in December 2020.
Richly illustrated, the small pocket guide allows the identification of 200 waterbird species recorded in the region from the North of Sudan to Mauritania, passing through Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Each species is presented with its vernacular Arabic names used in the 7 countries, drawings and texts of identification, a map of distribution as well as information on its status in the region.
This guide particularly aims to stimulate the International Waterbird Census in the region and is a contribution to the implementation of the African‐Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and in particular the African Initiative which aims to promote this agreement on the African continent.
The first edition was developed in partnership between AAO and the Office français de la biodiversité (OFB) (ex-National Office for Hunting and Wildlife in France) with the financial support of the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and the MAVA Foundation.

This new edition, the third one, is rich of new drawings by the naturalist illustrator Cyril Girard. It was made possible by the financial support of 4 donors: Agence Française de Dévéloppement, Fonds Français pour l'environnement Mondial, the Fondation TOTAL and the Ministère de la Transition Ecologique.
Download the new pdf version of the guide.

Identifying and counting waterbirds in Africa🠉

Source (CD) : Hecker N. 2015. Identifying and counting waterbirds in Africa: A toolkit for trainers. ONCFS, Hirundo-FT2E, France

© Drawings of Cyril Girard


The last version of CD provides an educational framework and toolkit for trainers to conduct training courses in waterbird identification and counting in Africa. The series is available in two versions, one for North Africa and one for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Powerpoint presentations for North Africa
Module 1: Initial knowledge
Module 2: How to describe a bird accurately
Module 3: How to identify a species
Module 4: Why count
Module 5: Count or estimate
Module 6: How to count
Module 7: How to estimate
Module 8: From counting to monitoring

Powerpoint presentations for Sub-Saharan Africa
Module 1: Initial knowledge
Module 2: How to describe a bird accurately
Module 3: How to identify a species
Module 4: Why count
Module 5: Count or estimate
Module 6: How to count
Module 7: How to estimate
Module 8: From counting to monitoring


الإطار التربوي
Session 1:المعرفة الأولية
Session 2:معرفة بالضبط وصف الطيور
Session 3:معرفة كيفية التعرف على الأنواع
Session 4:لماذا عد الطيور المائية
Session 5:عد أو تقدير ؟
Session 6: قراءة الع
Session 7: قراءة تقد
Session 8:مراقبة العد


Estrutura educacional
Modulo 1: Conhecimento iniciall
Modulo 2: Sabendo exatamente descrever um pássaro
Modulo 3: Saber como identificar as espécies
Modulo 4: Por contar aves aquáticas
Modulo 5:Contagem ou estimar ?
Modulo 6: Aprender eficaz
Modulo 7: Aprenda a estimar
Modulo 8: Monitoramento contando

Training in data management & GIS🠉

A training course to manage, process and analyse data from International Waterbirds Census
Created by ONCFS and Tour du Valat, this training course enables participants to understand the importance of each step in the chain of data processing, from species identification with the estimated numbers when counting on the field up to the input and the promotion of data through their map making. All of these steps enable national and international scientific programmes to capitalize acquired information and promote it, for example through the identification of sites of international importance for waterbirds. For more details, contact Clemence Deschamps (deschamps@tourduvalat.org).

The "Flyway Training Kit"🠉

Training kit: The flyway approach to the conservation and wise use of waterbirds and wetlands
This conservation tool created by Wetlands International and its partners, developed under the WOW project aims to strengthen the capacity planning and implementation of actions, monitoring and conservation of migratory waterbirds and wetlands across migration routes in Africa and Eurasia. The training can be downloaded from the project website wow.wetlands.org.

The "CSN tool"🠉

The Critical Site Network developed under the WOW project is a online resource for the conservation of 294 species of waterbirds and the sites on which they depend in Africa and Western Eurasia.
International conservation organizations working for the protection of waterbirds and their habitats have joined their forces to develop this tool to strengthen the implementation of AEWA and the Ramsar Convention. Additional information is available on the project website wow.wetlands.org.

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