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Species list (Alphabetical)

RefNameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
4150Albatross, ShyThalassarche cauta134.42159
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta166.363801250125
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii11.905   
71Bittern, EurasianBotaurus stellaris11.223   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.75338 250 
1027Booby, Red-footedSula sula110.0019
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1318.31300305000250010000
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus127.1343418090110
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis11013.4051009550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus122.49185532685
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus131.402197   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo140.952723 2500130
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.5713
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla12.2915
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris15.10280
198Crake, CornCrex crex11.001
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
200Crake, StripedAenigmatolimnas marginalis11.001
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus111.30299210105260
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum115.85282  80
215Crane, WattledBugeranus carunculatus14.8540  2
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata120.791373  1000
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa118.28835500250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa15.181237600300250
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos16.2676
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor122.181184   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid13.4950
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid120.23207
10034Duck, Hybrid Mallard x Yellow-billedAnas platyrhynchos x undulata12.003
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos131.531020   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa121.88108043021580
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos16.24201
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata11.566
10003Duck, MuscovyCairina moschata112.6752
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula11.252
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A127.681050
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus115.87550220110180
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata172.345600   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata159.0748221700850 
896Dunlin, DunlinCalidris alpina13.005
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis177.716233 5000 
2188Egret, Dimorphic (Mascarene Reef-)Egretta dimorpha19.1951
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba111.641833500250 
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta110.2810281000500 
982Egret, SlatyEgretta vinaceigula11.718   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia14.81395   
213Finfoot, AfricanPodica senegalensis12.0727 
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer13.1299
370Fishing-owl, Pel'sScotopelia peli11.112
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1312.31241701250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1543.70500002000010000600
10016Flamingo, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1565.003000
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa12.4614
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni14.9458
893Gallinule, American PurplePorphyrio martinicus12.6214
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis17091.7525000
885Garganey, GarganeyAnas querquedula130.33108
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica161.083000   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa12.9228 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser113.52363
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus1131.449846350017503500
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis151.463462 1875750
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis12.3828
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis177.732474250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus115.495585025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis143.321813500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia121.501175 1150 
933Gull, Common Black-headedLarus ridibundus112.46230
932Gull, Franklin'sLarus pipixcan19.8971
2062Gull, Great Black-headedLarus ichthyaetus2118.00780
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus184.25405510005003000
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii1150.663543250125300
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini123.02150
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus1131.527525300150700
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus115.6569 
901Gull, Sabine'sLarus sabini11.001
1078Gull, Slender-billedLarus genei3030.0030
2058Gull, Sooty (Hemprich's)Larus hemprichii1249.372930
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A194.571155
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.4440   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.405
170Harrier, Montagu'sCircus pygargus11.092
168Harrier, PallidCircus macrourus11.865
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.79161   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.87156   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath16.40168 125 
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata13.8863   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea18.16653   
1015Heron, Little BlueEgretta caerulea11.001
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea13.311043500250880
65Heron, Rufous-belliedArdeola rufiventris11.303   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides17.37321 250 
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A131.38729
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus146.864091200010003300
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus122.1410151000500 
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash19.96526 500 
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus116.42772  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis15.1055  
284Jaeger, ParasiticStercorarius parasiticus11.001
402Kingfisher, Brown-hoodedHalcyon albiventris11.001
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.9014
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.738
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata12.7091
400Kingfisher, MangroveHalcyon senegaloides11.767
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis15.76101
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus1419.746219500025003400
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus16.3990   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus128.741221   
248Lapwing, Long-toedVanellus crassirostris115.7145   
1031Lapwing, Spur-wingedVanellus spinosus171.882000
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps13.509   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.8620
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.273
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus117.89484   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata17.59420
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax15.48343 250
70Night-Heron, White-backedGorsachius leuconotus12.529   
303Noddy, BrownAnous stolidus1111.0011 
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus137.8414931000500 
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.478
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.4935
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini112.111634824
894Oystercatcher, EurasianHaematopus ostralegus11.566
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis12.6137  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus171.9772401800900300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens126.44754 500750
2Penguin, AfricanSpheniscus demersus11.828
16Petrel, Great-wingedPterodroma macroptera2020.0020
4137Petrel, White-chinnedProcellaria aequinoctialis12.334
271Phalarope, RedPhalaropus fulicaria11.001
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus12.137
886Pintail, NorthernAnas acuta16.0011
922Plover, American GoldenPluvialis dominica11.403
240Plover, CaspianCharadrius asiaticus14.4019   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus124.77581400200110
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula142.412028 15001900
273Plover, CrabDromas ardeola1194.351112700
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii172.731600650325380
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola1132.1882281700850900
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius127.00756 500 
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus1189.2415002501251250
955Plover, Little RingedCharadrius dubius199.00364
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva13.3021
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris18.32260   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus124.07473250125180
1296Pochard, CommonAythya ferina11.001
978Pochard, HybridAythya hybrid11.001
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina12.627
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma140.321332500250500
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni11224.367650010050370
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola119.08500 500 
898Pratincole, MadagascarGlareola ocularis1162.92887
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus121.07320   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens13.2625
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus15.6876
260Redshank, SpottedTringa erythropus11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax183.1712155 10000
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba1120.044950220011001500
981Sandpiper, Broad-billedLimicola falcinellus118.04104
926Sandpiper, Buff-breastedTryngites subruficollis11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.92715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1425.222534775003750
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus13.2315
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis110.74850550275750
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.403
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus141.031121 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola18.55470   
10012Seabird, UnidentifiedN/A N/A175.48549
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna17.3835
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana159.006447420210500
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii159.602046350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernAnas clypeata14.5629
306Skimmer, AfricanRynchops flavirostris17.2176 50 
286Skua, SubantarcticCatharacta antarctica126.00100
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.10128   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media12.145   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba115.771340150751000
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus135.7732121000500
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1121.595589 5000 
972Stint, Long-toedCalidris subminuta11.001
897Stint, Red-neckedCalidris ruficollis11.001
985Stint, Temminck'sCalidris temminckii12.676
78Stork, Abdim'sCiconia abdimii184.72500   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra12.0612 8 
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumeniferus186.32811 500 
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis12.5414   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia133.25358   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus15.92183   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis117.611360500250880
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis15.6018010050
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.384
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor11.294
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis152.461975 17501750
1274Teal, CommonAnas crecca1221.161100
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota111.771100  1000
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha132.441676   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata1200.1810267035122
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea176.932004  
903Tern, BlackChlidonias niger11.001   
936Tern, BridledSterna anaethetus11.001 
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia116.719651356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo1276.03700008000400011000
300Tern, DamaraSterna balaenarum113.2272 65 
902Tern, Gull-billedSterna nilotica153.04834380
297Tern, Lesser CrestedSterna bengalensis1207.0114280250125440
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons165.3160001000500490
293Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii1169.5544654002008
935Tern, RoyalSterna maxima11.001 
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis150.60302715007501700
2070Tern, Saunders'sSterna saundersi1631.9325130
295Tern, SootySterna fuscata134.50165
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii172.746700500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1190.8035000
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida125.4666415075100
938Tern, White-cheekedSterna repressa228.3380 
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1174.05646420001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus17.16119   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres1147.8245873501751000
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1215.9123793
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp14.6958
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis115.03525
690Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea16.2214
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara13.3311
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava16.4447
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus150.542000   
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