International Waterbird Census

Welcome to the IWC online database

The International Waterbird Census (IWC) is a global monitoring programme collecting information on the numbers of waterbirds at wetland sites. Information and analyses from the IWC are available under the Information Services menu.

Coordinators for the IWC can use this site to submit or manage counts and site definitions for their countries. Other users can request a registration from and on approval can request access to national count information from National Coordinators.


Waterbird Population Estimates
Critical Site Network Tool
IWC Country Coordinators
More information about the IWC

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The Wetlands International-European Association and Wetlands International Foundation gratefully acknowledges financial support from the European Commission, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment and Japanese Ministry for the Environment. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of Wetlands International and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.