Documents

Here you can find relevant documents for the Asian Waterbird Census. This includes count forms and site forms for the various regions of the AWC. Please feel free to download and share these documents with your wider network. For documentation on the International Waterbird Census, please visit the IWC Waterbird Forum.

AWC Forms and Guidance

 TitleDescription
Asian Waterbird Census Count Form (Australasia)Asian Waterbird Census: countform for Australasia (AWC)
Asian Waterbird Census Count Form (East Asia)Asian Waterbird Census: countform for East Asia (AWC)
Asian Waterbird Census Count Form (SE Asia)Asian Waterbird Census: countform for South East Asia (AWC)
Asian Waterbird Census Count Form (South Asia)Asian Waterbird Census: countform for South Asia (AWC)
AWC India 2014 Count&Site Form (Word)New!! Combined AWC India Site and Count Form, with minor updates (Word file). Only use this form if you are unable to use the Excel File.
AWC India 2014 Site&Count Form (pdf)New!! Combined AWC India Site and Count Form, with minor updates. Only use this form if you are unable to use the Excel File
AWC India Data Entry FormNEW!! For 2014 in India, we introduce and test a new Excel-based AWC Count & Site Form to assist both participants and state coordinators to enter and collate their information. The form may be downloaded from here. We seek your feedback.
AWC Site FormSite form for AWC
Field Protocol for Waterbird Counting (V2010)A comprehensive guide to counting waterbirds for the International Waterbird Census
IWC Data Access PolicyThis document provides the terms of use for data and related information collected and analysed by Wetlands International. Please read this carefully before submitting data requests.
IWC Data Request FormPlease complete and return this form to apply for data from the IWC. Please note that we do not own the data held in the database, so we cannot provide sub-national data without permission from national coordinator(s).

AWC Strategies and Reports

 TitleDescription
AWC Development Strategy 2007-2015The strategy presented here provides a clear direction and way forward for all of us working with and for the census. The strategy is intended to function as a guide not only for Wetlands International and the organisations that coordinate the AWC in the
Status of Waterbirds in Asia 1987-2007This report summarises the results of the Asian Waterbird Census (AWC) from 1987 to 2007, comprising counts at 6,705 sites in 27 countries. A total of 1,387 sites met at least one of two criteria of internationally important sites according to the Ramsar
Results of the Asian Waterbird Census: 2002–2004This report provides a summary of numbers and distribution of waterbirds and wetlands in the Asia-Pacific region during the 2002–2004 Asian Waterbird Census
AWC Development Strategy 2002-2004The Asian Waterbird Census coordinators have produced a strategy for development of the monitoring programme to strengthen local and national networks and regional coordination.
Results of the Asian Waterfowl Census 1994-1996The report summarizes information collected as part of the Asia Waterfowl Census for three years, 1994 to 1996, and includes data from countries in Asia from Pakistan eastwards and Australia. Data is reported from a total of 1,994 sites covered at least o
The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-91: Distribution and Status of Asian WaterfowlSince the start of the Asian Waterfowl Census (AWC) in January 1987, a total of 3,109 wetlands in 32 Asian countries were counted at least once in the five northern winters 1986-1987 to 1990-1991, with over 86,000 counts of individual species obtained. Da
Asian Waterfowl Census 1993For the 1993 census, 1633 sites were covered in 32 Asian countries including New Zealand. Nearly 10 million waterbirds of 285 species were counted by at least 830 participants.
Asian & Australasian waterfowl census 1992Overall, 1862 wetlands were covered in 30 Asian countries including Australia and New Zealand during the 1991-92 northern winter.
Asian Waterfowl Census 1991This report summarizes its findings in the 26 participating Asian countries during the mid-winter (generally January) of 1990/1991.
Asian Waterfowl Census 1990In 1990 the fourth consecutive coordinated Asian Waterfowl Census was carried out, as a joint project of IWRB and AWB. This report summarizes its findings in the 28 participating Asian countries during the mid-winter (generally January) of 1989/90.
Asian Waterfowl Census 1989Annual report. Only in hard copy
Asian Waterfowl Census 1988Annual report. Only in hard copy
Asian Waterfowl Census 1987First annual report of the Asian Waterfowl Census. Covers South Asia. Only in hard copy

Contact details

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AWC, please email

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Waterbird publications

Annual IWC Count Totals: African-Eurasian Waterbird Census

This annual report summarises the totals per country per species of all waterbirds counted under the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian region. The 2012 report includes counts from 72 countries between 2009 - 2012. The data in this report has been collected by thousands of individuals and collated by National Coordinators, whose names and organisations are listed in the file "Contributors".

AWC Newsletter 19 (Dec 2012)

AWC Newsletter #19, of Dec 2012 brings you up to date on progress of the AWC network over 2012 and looks ahead at 2013.

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 (http://www.wetlands.org), 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.

East Asian Flyway coastal wetlands face an ecological crisis

This leaflet presents information on the unprecedented loss of East Asian intertidal areas and the crisis facing waterbirds that depend on these habitats.

Eco-Virological Approach for Assessing the Role of Wild Birds in the Spread of Avian Influenza H5N1 along the Central Asian Flyway

A unique pattern of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 outbreaks has emerged along the Central Asia Flyway, where infection of wild birds has been reported with steady frequency since 2005. We assessed the potential for two hosts of HPAI H5N1, the bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) and ruddy shelduck (Tadorna tadorna), to act as agents for virus dispersal along this ‘thoroughfare’.

Migratory movements of waterfowl in Central Asia and avian influenza emergence

In this study, historical data derived from over 80 years of bird ringing are combined with recent satellite tracking data to delineate migration routes, movement chronology and habitat use patterns of waterfowl in relation to H5N1 outbreak locations. Results confirm migratory linkage between breeding and moulting areas in northern Kazakhstan and southern Siberia, with nonbreeding areas in the Caspian, Black and eastern Mediterranean Sea basins, as well as with South Asia. 

 

 

Flamingo Bulletin, Issue 18 March 2011

Lee, R., Arengo, F. & Bechet, A. (eds.). 2011. Flamingo, Bulletin of the IUCN-SSC/Wetlands
International Flamingo Specialist Group, No. 18. Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, UK.

 

Flying over an infected landscape: distribution of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 risk in South Asia and satellite tracking of wild waterfowl.

This study suggests that the continental-scale dynamics of HPAI H5N1 are structured as a number of persistence areas delineated by domestic ducks, connected by rare transmission through migratory waterfowl.

AWC Newsletter 18

 

In this edition, the editor & Asian Waterbird Census coordinator, Dr. Bharat Jethva updates the participants on the Waterbird Conservation efforts and related issues in the region. He also announces the dates for the AWC in January 2011.

 

Indonesia Programme's Summary 2005-2009

This publication is a 5-year overview of the activities of the Wetlands International Indonesia Programme (WI-IP). Wetlands International Indonesia Programma (WI-IP) is part of the global network of Wetlands International, working at global, regional, national and local levels to achieve the goals of conservation and wise use of wetlands, as a contribution to the realisation of sustainable development. Its mission is:  to sustain and conserve wetlands, including their resources and biodiversity for future generations. To achieve this mission, WI-IP does and will continue to work together with all relevant elements of society and government, including educational institutions, media and the private sector.