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Species list (Alphabetical)

RefNameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
4150Albatross, ShyThalassarche cauta031.77159
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta165.393801250125190
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii11.865   
71Bittern, EurasianBotaurus stellaris11.223   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.71338 250 
1027Booby, Red-footedSula sula110.0019
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1313.36300305000250010000
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus128.9843418090110
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis11013.4351009550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus122.54190532685
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus031.262197   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus040.792723 2500130
273Crab-plover, Crab-ploverDromas ardeola1194.351112700
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.5413-1
202Crake, Baillon'sZapornia pusilla12.2915
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra15.14280
198Crake, CornCrex crex11.001 
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
200Crake, StripedAenigmatolimnas marginalis11.001 
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea111.14299210105260
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum116.07282  80
215Crane, WattledGrus carunculata15.4342  2
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata120.311373  1000
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa118.09835500250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa15.131237600300250
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos16.2276
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor122.041184   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid13.5150
10034Duck, Hyrbid Mallard/Yellow-billedAnas platyrhynchos x undulata111.3355
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos131.631020   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa121.83108043021575
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata11.566
10003Duck, MuscovyCairina moschata112.1752
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula11.252
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A129.001500
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus115.80550220110250
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata171.405600   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata158.40482217008501000
896Dunlin, DunlinCalidris alpina13.005
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer13.1399
2188Egret, DimorphicEgretta dimorpha19.1951
58Egret, GreatArdea alba111.551833500250 
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia14.85395   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta110.2610281000500 
982Egret, SlatyEgretta vinaceigula11.718   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis077.466233 5000 
213Finfoot, AfricanPodica senegalensis12.0727 
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1308.11241701250625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1531.39500002000010000600
10016Flamingo, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1565.003000
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa12.4414
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni15.0058 
893Gallinule, PurplePorphyrio martinica13.0714
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis07038.3825000
885Garganey, GarganeySpatula querquedula130.33108
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica160.723000   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa12.8528 
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus121.01320   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser113.66363
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca1130.289846350017503200
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis150.983462 1875710
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis177.222474250125240
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus115.335585025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis142.861813500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia121.471175 1150 
933Gull, Black-headedChroicocephalus ridibundus112.46230
932Gull, Franklin'sLeucophaeus pipixcan19.0071
2062Gull, Great Black-backedLarus marinus2118.00780
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus182.46405510005003000
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii0148.203543250125300
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini123.02150
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus1130.857525300150700
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus115.6569 
901Gull, Sabine'sXema sabini11.001
1078Gull, Slender-billedChroicocephalus genei3030.0030
2058Gull, SootyIchthyaetus hemprichii1249.372930
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A194.571155
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.4440   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.8520
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.405
170Harrier, Montagu'sCircus pygargus11.092
168Harrier, PallidCircus macrourus11.865
166Harrier, Western MarshCircus aeruginosus11.303
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.75161   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax15.41343 250 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.86156   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath16.35168 125 
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea08.11653   
1015Heron, Little BlueEgretta caerulea11.001
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea13.291043500250 
65Heron, Rufous-belliedArdeola rufiventris11.273   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides17.35321 250 
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata13.9063   
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A131.38729
70Heron, White-backed NightGorsachius leuconotus12.509   
10015Hybrid Mallard, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid120.21207
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus046.784091200010003000
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus122.2010151000500 
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash09.97526 500 
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus116.24772   
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis15.1055   
284Jaeger, ParasiticStercorarius parasiticus11.001
402Kingfisher, Brown-hoodedHalcyon albiventris11.001
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.9114
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.768
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus02.6991
400Kingfisher, MangroveHalcyon senegaloides11.767
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis15.74101
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus1410.616219500025004000
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus16.3790   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus028.641221   
248Lapwing, Long-toedVanellus crassirostris115.7145   
1031Lapwing, Spur-wingedVanellus spinosus171.882000
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps13.559   
1016Mallard, MallardAnas platyrhynchos16.25201
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus117.87484   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata17.58420
303Noddy, BrownAnous stolidus1111.0011 
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus137.8414931000500 
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.478
360Owl, African GrassTyto capensis12.3828
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.4835
370Owl, Pel's FishingScotopelia peli11.112
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini112.19163482455
894Oystercatcher, EurasianHaematopus ostralegus11.566
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis12.6137   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus170.9372401800900300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens126.33754 500750
2Penguin, AfricanSpheniscus demersus11.778
16Petrel, Great-wingedPterodroma macroptera2020.0020
4137Petrel, White-chinnedProcellaria aequinoctialis12.004
271Phalarope, RedPhalaropus fulicarius11.001
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus12.067
886Pintail, NorthernAnas acuta16.0011
922Plover, American GoldenPluvialis dominica11.834
240Plover, CaspianCharadrius asiaticus14.4019   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus125.00581400200130
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula142.012028 15001900
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii172.091600650325350
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola1130.7682281700850900
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius026.92756 500 
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus1187.9215002501251250
955Plover, Little RingedCharadrius dubius179.40364
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva19.4749
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris08.29260   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus123.64473250125180
1296Pochard, CommonAythya ferina18.5016
978Pochard, HybridAythya hybrid11.001
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina12.627
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma139.991332500250460
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni11202.4176500100501700
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola118.82500 500 
898Pratincole, Madagascan Glareola ocularis1162.92887
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens13.2625-1
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus15.7276
260Redshank, SpottedTringa erythropus11.001 
256Ruff, RuffCalidris pugnax182.7212155 10000
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba1119.424950220011001200
981Sandpiper, Broad-billedCalidris falcinellus117.67104
926Sandpiper, Buff-breastedCalidris subruficollis11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.93715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1421.712534775003750
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus13.2315
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis110.67850550275710
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.403
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus140.631121 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola18.50470   
10012Seabird, UnidentifiedN/A N/A175.48549
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna18.2435
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana158.356447420210500
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii159.022046350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernSpatula clypeata14.5629
306Skimmer, AfricanRynchops flavirostris17.2176 50 
286Skua, BrownStercorarius antarcticus126.00100
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.08128   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media12.145   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba115.651340150751000
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus135.45321210005001400
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1121.445589 5000 
972Stint, Long-toedCalidris subminuta11.001
897Stint, Red-neckedCalidris ruficollis11.001
985Stint, Temminck'sCalidris temminckii12.676
78Stork, Abdim'sCiconia abdimii180.53500   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra12.0612 8 
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer186.08811 500 
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis12.5414   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia132.61358  1
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus15.90183   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis117.451360500250870
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis15.5518010050
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.384
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor11.294
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota111.751100  1000
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis151.871975 17501600
1274Teal, EurasianAnas crecca1198.251100
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha132.211676   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata1200.1810267035122
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea176.932004  
903Tern, BlackChlidonias niger11.001   
936Tern, BridledOnychoprion anaethetus11.001 
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia116.519651356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo0319.4980000800040001800
300Tern, DamaraSternula balaenarum113.2272 65 
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii174.556700500250200
902Tern, Gull-billedGelochelidon nilotica153.04834380
297Tern, Lesser CrestedThalasseus bengalensis1203.5714280250125440
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons165.0260001000500490
293Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii1169.5544654002008
935Tern, RoyalThalasseus maximus11.001 
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis149.90302715007501700
2070Tern, Saunders'sSternula saundersi1631.9325130
295Tern, SootyOnychoprion fuscatus129.71165
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1189.4035000
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida125.316641507585
938Tern, White-cheekedSterna repressa228.3380 
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1172.65646420001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus17.18119   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres1147.5145873501751000
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1215.3523793
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp14.7458
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis014.92525
690Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea16.2214
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara14.4224
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava06.3447
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus150.152000   
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