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Species list (Alphabetical)

RefNameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
4150Albatross, ShyThalassarche cauta031.77159
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta163.683801250125190
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii12.078   
71Bittern, EurasianBotaurus stellaris11.223   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.65338 250 
46Booby, BrownSula leucogaster11.001
1027Booby, Red-footedSula sula141.00134
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1303.31300305000250010000
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus039.55262818090110
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis0965.2751009550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus128.68544532685
9638Cormorant, GreatPhalacrocorax carbo11.001 
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus031.062197   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus040.102723 2500130
273Crab-plover, Crab-ploverDromas ardeola0187.151112700
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.5113-1
202Crake, Baillon'sZapornia pusilla12.2315
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra15.17280
198Crake, CornCrex crex11.001 
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
200Crake, StripedAenigmatolimnas marginalis11.001 
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea110.46299210105260
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum116.04282  80
215Crane, WattledGrus carunculata16.0542  2
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata119.131373  1000
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa117.65835500250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa15.061237600300250
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos16.1176
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor121.611184   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid14.0450
10034Duck, Hyrbid Mallard/Yellow-billedAnas platyrhynchos x undulata16.3243
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos130.571020   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa121.53108043021575
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata11.596
10003Duck, MuscovyCairina moschata111.8952
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula11.252
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A128.431500
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus115.42550220110250
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata169.635600   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata156.96482217008501000
896Dunlin, DunlinCalidris alpina13.005
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer13.1099
2188Egret, DimorphicEgretta dimorpha19.1951
58Egret, GreatArdea alba111.271833500250 
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia04.85395   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta010.4710281000500 
982Egret, SlatyEgretta vinaceigula113.59145804040
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis075.906233 5000 
213Finfoot, AfricanPodica senegalensis12.0427 
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1300.92241701250625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1490.66500002000010000600
10016Flamingo, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1487.083000
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa12.3514
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni14.8858 
893Gallinule, PurplePorphyrio martinica12.9014
43Gannet, AustralasianMorus serrator11.222
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis07695.2840000
885Garganey, GarganeySpatula querquedula130.33108
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica156.853000   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa14.0736 
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus120.81320   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser113.38363
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca0127.699846350017503200
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis150.383462 1875710
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis175.742474250125240
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus115.125585025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis141.861813500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia121.921175 1150 
933Gull, Black-headedChroicocephalus ridibundus123.22400
932Gull, Franklin'sLeucophaeus pipixcan19.0071
2062Gull, Great Black-backedLarus marinus2107.63780
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus079.53405510005003000
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii0142.013543250125300
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini123.02150
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus0132.667525300150700
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus115.2469 
901Gull, Sabine'sXema sabini11.001
1078Gull, Slender-billedChroicocephalus genei3030.0030
2058Gull, SootyIchthyaetus hemprichii1249.372930
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A199.081155
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.4440   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.8220
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.485
170Harrier, Montagu'sCircus pygargus11.082
168Harrier, PallidCircus macrourus11.865
166Harrier, Western MarshCircus aeruginosus11.343
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.69161   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax05.45343 250 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.91156   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath16.09168 125 
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea08.02653   
1015Heron, Little BlueEgretta caerulea11.001
883Heron, Malagasy PondArdeola idae11.001 
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea13.271043500250 
65Heron, Rufous-belliedArdeola rufiventris11.273   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides17.50321 250 
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata13.9063   
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A131.38729
70Heron, White-backed NightGorsachius leuconotus12.439   
10015Hybrid Mallard, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid119.84207
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus047.264091200010003000
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus122.7110151000500 
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash010.17526 500 
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus116.00772   
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis15.1055   
284Jaeger, ParasiticStercorarius parasiticus11.001
402Kingfisher, Brown-hoodedHalcyon albiventris11.112
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima01.9432
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.768
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus02.6791
400Kingfisher, MangroveHalcyon senegaloides11.707
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis05.71101
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus1373.736219500025004000
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus16.4290   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus028.571221   
248Lapwing, Long-toedVanellus crassirostris115.7145   
1031Lapwing, Spur-wingedVanellus spinosus171.882000
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps13.469   
1016Mallard, MallardAnas platyrhynchos16.25201
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus117.97484   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata17.39420
303Noddy, BrownAnous stolidus1111.0011 
939Noddy, LesserAnous tenuirostris11.001
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus137.4514931000500 
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.478
360Owl, African GrassTyto capensis12.3728
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.4535
370Owl, Pel's FishingScotopelia peli11.112
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini014.76493482455
894Oystercatcher, EurasianHaematopus ostralegus11.526
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis12.6137   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus170.1272401800900300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens126.04754 500750
2Penguin, AfricanSpheniscus demersus187.131404
16Petrel, Great-wingedPterodroma macroptera2020.0020
4137Petrel, White-chinnedProcellaria aequinoctialis12.004
271Phalarope, RedPhalaropus fulicarius11.001
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus12.147
886Pintail, NorthernAnas acuta16.0011
922Plover, American GoldenPluvialis dominica11.714
240Plover, CaspianCharadrius asiaticus14.8323   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus125.11581400200130
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula142.932028 15001900
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii165.411600650325350
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola1126.3082281700850900
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius026.81800 500 
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus1184.0815002501251250
955Plover, Little RingedCharadrius dubius179.40364
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva19.3849
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris08.10260   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus023.39473250125180
1296Pochard, CommonAythya ferina18.5016
978Pochard, HybridAythya hybrid11.001
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina12.547
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma139.271332500250460
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni11153.6476500100501700
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola118.82500 500 
898Pratincole, Madagascan Glareola ocularis1162.92887
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens13.1925-1
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus15.1976
260Redshank, SpottedTringa erythropus11.001 
256Ruff, RuffCalidris pugnax181.7112155 10000
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba1115.034950220011001200
981Sandpiper, Broad-billedCalidris falcinellus117.67104
926Sandpiper, Buff-breastedCalidris subruficollis11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.86715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1412.322534775003750
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus13.2315
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis110.58850550275710
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.443
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus139.741121 
997Sandpiper, White-rumpedCalidris fuscicollis66.006
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola18.44470   
10012Seabird, UnidentifiedN/A N/A175.48549
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna112.41123
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana057.526447420210500
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii158.002046350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernSpatula clypeata11.503
306Skimmer, AfricanRynchops flavirostris17.2176 50 
286Skua, BrownStercorarius antarcticus126.00100
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.05128   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media12.145   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba115.411340150751000
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus135.24321210005001400
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1122.745589 5000 
972Stint, Long-toedCalidris subminuta11.001
897Stint, Red-neckedCalidris ruficollis11.001
985Stint, Temminck'sCalidris temminckii12.676
78Stork, Abdim'sCiconia abdimii176.65500   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra12.2823158 
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer187.79811 500 
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis12.5314   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia142.831500  1
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus15.85183   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis117.221360500250870
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis15.5118010050
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.404
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor11.404
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota111.851100  1000
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis151.542200 17501600
1274Teal, EurasianAnas crecca1198.251100
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha031.741676   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata0179.5710267035122
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea175.572004  
903Tern, BlackChlidonias niger11.001   
936Tern, BridledOnychoprion anaethetus11.001 
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia115.779651356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo0315.3480000800040001800
300Tern, DamaraSternula balaenarum112.0072 65 
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii073.786700500250200
902Tern, Gull-billedGelochelidon nilotica153.68834380
297Tern, Lesser CrestedThalasseus bengalensis1202.3314280250125440
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons161.5960001000500490
293Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii1158.6844654002008
935Tern, RoyalThalasseus maximus11.502 
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis149.25302715007501700
2070Tern, Saunders'sSternula saundersi1631.9325130
295Tern, SootyOnychoprion fuscatus129.71165
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1185.3735000
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida125.046641507585
938Tern, White-cheekedSterna repressa228.3380 
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1168.95646420001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus17.18119   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres1139.9745873501751000
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1213.0523793
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp14.7958
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis014.72525
690Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea16.2014
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara14.4224
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava06.3147
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus152.382000   
14206Whimbrel, SteppeNumenius phaeopus11.001 
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