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Malindi Harbour (3134007)

Kenya

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority
Management status MARINE PROTECTED AREA
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information
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Date_registered
2016-08-26
Brief_description
An area of exposed reef at low tide that is covered at every high tide extending between the jetty and the Vasco da Gama Pillar. Quite high levels of disturbance. Used as a tern and gull roost at low tide as well as a feeding area for reasonable numbers of waders.
Physical_features
Tidal. Exposed reef at low tide.
Hydrological_features
Tidal.
Ecological_features
Shallow rock pools in the flat reef surface. Has become covered in bright green algae over the years. Sometimes covered in a thick layer of silt that comes from the Sabaki River c. 5 km to the north.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata15.009   
2188Egret, Dimorphic (Mascarene Reef-)Egretta dimorpha33.003
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer22.002
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia23.178   
933Gull, Common Black-headedLarus ridibundus56.007
2062Gull, Great Black-headedLarus ichthyaetus66.006
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini156.88150
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus216.4360 
2058Gull, Sooty (Hemprich's)Larus hemprichii47132.86327
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1125.50250
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala128.0081   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea24.4312   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis14.7510
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
894Oystercatcher, EurasianHaematopus ostralegus24.006
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula431.6789   
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii1258.71104   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola2761.14128   
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus631.6789   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus19.6720   
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba13.6710   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos513.0023  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea761.00221  
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus234.8680 
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta13.758   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia1123.8344  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo1251.50502   
902Tern, Gull-billedSterna nilotica136.33149 
297Tern, Lesser CrestedSterna bengalensis9120.86403250125 
2070Tern, Saunders'sSterna saundersi1533.671514
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii559.86121   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A3039.0048
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres323.0052   
0Unknown, UnknownN/A N/A1212.0012
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A128.2067
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus515.2949   
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Sunday 31 May 2020 03:38
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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