WHS where flamingos reside in the wild. The occurrence must be consistent (so 'always' or seasonally each year) and current.

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Ahwar of Southern Iraq If they haven't all been eaten by now (see link), flamingos dwell in Shunafiyya, Chibaish and Hawizeh marshes
Aldabra Atoll "one of the world's only two oceanic flamingo populations" (OUV Crit X)
Banc d'Arguin "Wintering shorebirds ... include tens of thousands of flamingo (Phoencopterus rubber)" (AB ev)
Cape Floral Region At De Hoop Nature Reserve: greater flamingo and lesser flamingo
Desembarco del Granma National Park American Flamingo
Djoudj Comprised of lakes surrounded by streams, the property is a vital but fragile sanctuary for species such as .. pink flamingo (Brief Description OUV)
Donana National Park "In spring its lagoons become a feeding habitat for about 10,000 Phoenicopterus ruber (greater flamingo)."
Everglades Pink flamingos historically lived in the Everglades, but they were hunted to extinction. Since 2014, a small flock (believed to include wild members) sometimes visits in March/April.
Galapagos Islands Galapagos is home to a small population of a few hundred (American) flamingos.
Ibiza At Ses Salines (Formentera): "Between August and October hundreds of Flamingo arrive to spend the winter on the island."
Ichkeul National Park "The Ichkeul lake and wetland are a major stopover point for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds, such as ducks, geese, storks and pink flamingoes" (UNESCO description)
Kenya Lake System The Kenya Lake System is the single most important foraging site for the Lesser Flamingo in the world with about 1.5 million individuals moving from one lake to the other (OUV Crit X)
Lake Turkana Flamingos here are found in a small circular crater lake known as lake flamingo.
Los Glaciares "Chilean flamingos wade along the shore sifting small organisms from the water" (AB ev)
Ngorongoro "Ngorongoro Crater inhabits a considerable population of pink flamingos, with hundreds of thousands of flamingos found in the park"
Okavango Delta Greater Flamingo, Lesser Flamingo
Peninsula Valdes Southern Flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis) - "Salina Chica is the natural habitat of Artemia Salina, a crustacean that lays its eggs when the water begins to evaporate, waiting for new rains to flood the salt lakes. This crustacean gives a pink hue to the salt lakes and attracts flamingos that come to feed."
Saloum Delta "Other notable bird species occurring in the DDS include Lesser and Greater Flamingo" (IUCN AB ev)
Sanganeb "Several large and charismatic species were observed including the Goliath heron, spoonbills, flamingos" (2006, see link)
Serengeti "They can mostly be found in the southern Serengeti plains, Ndutu area, northern Serengeti and the Serengeti Grumeti Area"
Socotra Archipelago "Greater flamingos Phoenicopterus rubber visit the lagoons of the north coast."
Venice and its Lagoon more than 8,000 flamingos winter in the lagoon
iSimangaliso Wetland Park "large aggregations of flamingos" (Brief synthesis OUV)


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