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Species list (Alphabetical)

RefNameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
4150Albatross, ShyThalassarche cauta031.77159
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta164.613801250125190
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii12.158   
71Bittern, EurasianBotaurus stellaris11.223   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.67338 250 
1027Booby, Red-footedSula sula110.0019
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1308.55300305000250010000
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus144.45262818090110
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis11022.9451009550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus122.37190532685
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus031.112197   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus040.332723 2500130
273Crab-plover, Crab-ploverDromas ardeola1194.351112700
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.5113-1
202Crake, Baillon'sZapornia pusilla12.2615
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra15.17280
198Crake, CornCrex crex11.001 
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
200Crake, StripedAenigmatolimnas marginalis11.001 
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea110.76299210105260
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum116.12282  80
215Crane, WattledGrus carunculata15.9042  2
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata120.141373  1000
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa117.90835500250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa15.091237600300250
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos16.1776
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor121.761184   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid13.7650
10034Duck, Hyrbid Mallard/Yellow-billedAnas platyrhynchos x undulata16.7443
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos131.071020   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa121.71108043021575
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata11.596
10003Duck, MuscovyCairina moschata112.1752
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula11.252
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A128.721500
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus115.62550220110250
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata170.635600   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata157.85482217008501000
896Dunlin, DunlinCalidris alpina13.005
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer13.1399
2188Egret, DimorphicEgretta dimorpha19.1951
58Egret, GreatArdea alba111.441833500250 
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia14.87395   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta110.2010281000500 
982Egret, SlatyEgretta vinaceigula11.718   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis076.766233 5000 
213Finfoot, AfricanPodica senegalensis12.0527 
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1305.50241701250625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1522.67500002000010000600
10016Flamingo, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1515.003000
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa12.4014
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni15.0058 
893Gallinule, PurplePorphyrio martinica13.1914
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis07234.6928000
885Garganey, GarganeySpatula querquedula130.33108
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica160.213000   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa12.8528 
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus120.81320   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser113.55363
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca1128.939846350017503200
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis150.783462 1875710
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis176.602474250125240
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus115.135585025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis142.311813500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia121.401175 1150 
933Gull, Black-headedChroicocephalus ridibundus123.22400
932Gull, Franklin'sLeucophaeus pipixcan19.0071
2062Gull, Great Black-backedLarus marinus2118.00780
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus180.96405510005003000
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii0145.433543250125300
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini123.02150
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus1129.977525300150700
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus115.4469 
901Gull, Sabine'sXema sabini11.001
1078Gull, Slender-billedChroicocephalus genei3030.0030
2058Gull, SootyIchthyaetus hemprichii1249.372930
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A192.471155
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.4540   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.8420
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.5512
170Harrier, Montagu'sCircus pygargus11.092
168Harrier, PallidCircus macrourus11.865
166Harrier, Western MarshCircus aeruginosus11.303
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.75161   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax15.40343 250 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.91156   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath16.28168 125 
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea08.07653   
1015Heron, Little BlueEgretta caerulea11.001
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea13.301043500250 
65Heron, Rufous-belliedArdeola rufiventris11.273   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides17.44321 250 
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata13.8963   
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A131.38729
70Heron, White-backed NightGorsachius leuconotus12.509   
10015Hybrid Mallard, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid120.23207
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus046.734091200010003000
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus122.7210151000500 
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash010.10526 500 
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus116.19772   
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis15.1055   
284Jaeger, ParasiticStercorarius parasiticus11.001
402Kingfisher, Brown-hoodedHalcyon albiventris11.001
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.9214
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.748
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus02.6991
400Kingfisher, MangroveHalcyon senegaloides11.767
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis15.72101
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus1408.556219500025004000
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus16.4090   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus028.671221   
248Lapwing, Long-toedVanellus crassirostris115.7145   
1031Lapwing, Spur-wingedVanellus spinosus171.882000
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps13.439   
1016Mallard, MallardAnas platyrhynchos16.24201
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus117.84484   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata17.45420
303Noddy, BrownAnous stolidus1111.0011 
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus137.8414931000500 
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.488
360Owl, African GrassTyto capensis12.3828
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.4835
370Owl, Pel's FishingScotopelia peli11.112
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini112.29163482455
894Oystercatcher, EurasianHaematopus ostralegus11.526
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis12.6137   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus170.4072401800900300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens126.21754 500750
2Penguin, AfricanSpheniscus demersus11.718
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 asiaticus15.1223   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus124.95581400200130
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula141.582028 15001900
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii172.091600650325350
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola1128.6982281700850900
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius026.83756 500 
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus1186.6315002501251250
955Plover, Little RingedCharadrius dubius179.40364
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva19.3849
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris08.22260   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus123.31473250125180
1296Pochard, CommonAythya ferina18.5016
978Pochard, HybridAythya hybrid11.001
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina12.567
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma139.701332500250460
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni11181.0876500100501700
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola118.82500 500 
898Pratincole, Madagascan Glareola ocularis1162.92887
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens13.2425-1
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus15.7276
260Redshank, SpottedTringa erythropus11.001 
256Ruff, RuffCalidris pugnax182.1812155 10000
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba1117.814950220011001200
981Sandpiper, Broad-billedCalidris falcinellus117.67104
926Sandpiper, Buff-breastedCalidris subruficollis11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.87715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1417.742534775003750
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus13.2315
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis110.63850550275710
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.443
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus140.221121 
997Sandpiper, White-rumpedCalidris fuscicollis66.006
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola18.45470   
10012Seabird, UnidentifiedN/A N/A175.48549
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna17.5335
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana157.866447420210500
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii158.542046350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernSpatula clypeata11.503
306Skimmer, AfricanRynchops flavirostris17.2176 50 
286Skua, BrownStercorarius antarcticus126.00100
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.07128   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media12.145   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba115.511340150751000
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus135.20321210005001400
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1121.455589 5000 
972Stint, Long-toedCalidris subminuta11.001
897Stint, Red-neckedCalidris ruficollis11.001
985Stint, Temminck'sCalidris temminckii12.676
78Stork, Abdim'sCiconia abdimii180.53500   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra12.0512 8 
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer184.70811 500 
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis12.5314   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia132.20358  1
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus15.88183   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis117.371360500250870
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis15.5118010050
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.384
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor11.294
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota111.901100  1000
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis151.541975 17501600
1274Teal, EurasianAnas crecca1198.251100
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha132.121676   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata1200.1810267035122
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea176.932004  
903Tern, BlackChlidonias niger11.001   
936Tern, BridledOnychoprion anaethetus11.001 
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia116.279651356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo0318.8680000800040001800
300Tern, DamaraSternula balaenarum112.4772 65 
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii174.836700500250200
902Tern, Gull-billedGelochelidon nilotica153.04834380
297Tern, Lesser CrestedThalasseus bengalensis1202.3314280250125440
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons164.0260001000500490
293Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii1163.9344654002008
935Tern, RoyalThalasseus maximus11.001 
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis148.76302715007501700
2070Tern, Saunders'sSternula saundersi1631.9325130
295Tern, SootyOnychoprion fuscatus129.71165
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1187.2935000
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida125.116641507585
938Tern, White-cheekedSterna repressa228.3380 
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1171.20646420001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus17.23119   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres1143.4645873501751000
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1214.5523793
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp14.7458
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis014.77525
690Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea16.2014
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara14.4224
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava06.3147
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus149.302000   
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Wednesday 08 February 2023 12:32
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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