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Tana River Delta - south & central (02284021)

Kenya

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
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Management status COMMUNAL LAND
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
2016-08-31
Brief_description
Kenya's largest river delta holding very large numbers of birds when flooded and home to a large human population dependent on the delta for grazing and fishing.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
255Calidris alba55.005   
256Calidris pugnax35941.002528  
72Scopus umbretta1212.0012   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta2121.0021   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus1515.0015   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus238.0062   
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia11.001-1
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.001
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.001   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.504   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor1560.00105   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata2545.5066   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer77.508
2188Egret, DimorphicEgretta dimorpha15.5010
58Egret, GreatArdea alba3190.00377 250 
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia8201.50395   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta743.0079   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis3881439.673000   
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni5858.0058 
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica3636.0036   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca222.0052   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis44.004   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia1147.0083   
933Gull, Black-headedChroicocephalus ridibundus1616.0016
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini33.003
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus11.001 
2058Gull, SootyIchthyaetus hemprichii12.003
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus22.002
168Harrier, PallidCircus macrourus55.005
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca88.008   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax55.005   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala511.6718   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath1012.0014   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea533.3355   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea118.5036   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11115.00214   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata19.0017   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus9115.00300   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus26263.00500 500 
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash1010.0010   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus5058.0066   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus58.5012
400Kingfisher, MangroveHalcyon senegaloides34.506
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis1936.5054
248Lapwing, Long-toedVanellus crassirostris626.0045   
1031Lapwing, Spur-wingedVanellus spinosus34994.332000
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus2747.5014931000500 
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus4954.0059   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens634.5063   
240Plover, CaspianCharadrius asiaticus44.004   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula106347.00588   
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii219.3350   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola711.0015   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius25.509   
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva22.002
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus22.002   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola4646.0046   
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus11.001
260Redshank, SpottedTringa erythropus11.001 
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos5094.00138  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea46600.501155  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis620.5035   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus5051.0052 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola62118.50175   
306Skimmer, AfricanRynchops flavirostris7676.0076 50 
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.502   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba78.6710   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus1416.5019   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta85554.001023   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer1010.0010   
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis14.0010   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis547.00121   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia425.5047  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo105105.00105   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii27.0012   
902Tern, Gull-billedGelochelidon nilotica256545.00834380
297Tern, Lesser CrestedThalasseus bengalensis144632.001120250125440
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis11.001   
2070Tern, Saunders'sSternula saundersi1049.5089
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A100100.00100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus450722.00994   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus1639.3352   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1721086.002000
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus2837.0046   
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Saturday 04 February 2023 04:59
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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