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Tana Delta Camp River Mouth (02354020)

Kenya

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority
Management status CONSERVANCY
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2016-09-02
Brief_description
Open, tidal river mouth consisting of mostly sand banks which are exposed only at low tide when they provide safe roosting sites for flocks of gulls and terns. Some mud banks on the inland bank of the river section. Some beach section which is where the White-fronted Plovers are mostly found.
Physical_features
Shifting sand flats with pools and firmly packed sand bars.
Hydrological_features
Tidal - completely covered twice every 24 hours.
Ecological_features
Fairly sterile sand flats which are used mostly as a roosting site with only a very low density of feeding sand plovers present. Surrounded by old sand dunes with thick cover of dune vegetation.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
255Calidris alba55.005   
256Calidris pugnax4545.0045  
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus210210.00210   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata55.005   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer1313.0013
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta1515.0015   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis634634.00634   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus11.001   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca1515.0015   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia6161.0061   
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini33.003
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus1212.0012 
2058Gull, SootyIchthyaetus hemprichii2121.0021
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala44.004   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath1919.0019   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea1717.0017   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea44.004   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides88.008   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata1616.0016   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus4141.0041   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus44.004   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash99.009   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus3232.0032   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus2020.0020
400Kingfisher, MangroveHalcyon senegaloides77.007
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis3131.0031
248Lapwing, Long-toedVanellus crassirostris2828.0028   
1031Lapwing, Spur-wingedVanellus spinosus314314.00314
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus2929.0029   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus66.006   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens1818.0018   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula1414.0014   
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii520.5036   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola118.5036   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius55.005   
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus55.005   
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva2121.0021
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris1212.0012   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus55.005   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola1111.0011   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos118118.00118  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea5858.0058  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.001   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus120120.00120 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola1515.0015   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba1313.0013   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus1212.0012   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta125125.00125   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer55.005   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus1515.0015   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis77.007   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia11.502   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo3098.50167   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii1212.0012   
902Tern, Gull-billedGelochelidon nilotica31188.00345 
297Tern, Lesser CrestedThalasseus bengalensis11201120.001120250125440
2070Tern, Saunders'sSternula saundersi2424.0024
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus2020.0020   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus7474.0074   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11201120.001120
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus5757.0057   
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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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