Guidance on Waterbird Monitoring Methodology: Field Protocol for Waterbird Counting

This manual introduces the common standards and field protocol for waterbird counting under the International Waterbird Census (IWC). It is primarily intended for national coordinators and counters of the IWC, but can serve as a useful introduction to the main methods and principles of waterbird counting and monitoring.

This is part of our Good Practice Guidance for birds, produced by Keith Ross and James Latham.

Reference: Wetlands International (2010) Guidance on waterbird monitoring methodology: Field Protocol for waterbird counting Report prepared by Wetlands International, Netherlands.