Integrated monitoring of coastal waterbird populations along the East Atlantic Flyway

Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative

The Wadden Sea is a very important breeding, moulting, staging and wintering site for migratory waterbird populations in the East Atlantic Flyway. However many of these populations are in decline. For policy and management, to improve the conservation status of these populations, knowledge is needed, not only from the Wadden Sea itself, but also from the other sites these populations use during their annual cycle, which can stretch from the high Arctic to deep into Africa. This report provides a framework and programme outline for integrated monitoring of these populations along the flyway.