Species of global conservation concern that either breed or winter in Cyprus include the Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata, the Common Pochard Aythya ferina
and the Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca, the latter of which breeds at the newly restored Akrotiri Marsh.
Dendritobilharzia species have been reported from avian hosts including Aix sponsa, Anas creca, Anas discors, Anas platyrhynchos, Anas querquedula, Anas rhynchotis, Anas superciliosa superciliosa, Aythya affinis, Aythya americana, Aythya ferina
, Aythya novaeseelandiae, Bucephala albeola, Bucephala clangula, Cygnus olor, Cygnus atratus, Cygnus columbianus, Mergus merganser, Mergus serrator, Nettion crecca and Tadorna variegate from Poland (Sulgostowska, 1972; Khalifa, 1976), New Zealand (Rind, 1989), North America (Ulmer and Vande Vusse, 1970), Brazil (Freitas and Costa, 1972), Czech Republic (Kalarova et al.
The north and north-eastward shift of the distribution range of species characteristic of western, south-eastern and southern Europe registered in Lithuania throughout the 20th century (great cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo, great white egret Egretta alba, mute swan Cygnus olor, common shelduck Tadorna tadorna, gadwall Anas strepera, common pochard Aythya ferina
, tufted duck Aythya fuligula, pied avocet Recurvirostra avosetta, Eurasian oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus, whiskered tern Chlidonias hybridus, red kite Milvus milvus, collared dove Streptopelia decaocto, penduline tit Remiz pendulinus and European serin Serinus serinus) was probably mainly caused by impact of the climate change in Europe (Kurlavicius 2006; Zalakevicius 2007).