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Dandora Ponds (1143701)


Management status LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
Conservation status PROTECTED
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The main sewage treatment ponds for Nairobi city. The ponds have long been known as an important site for waterbirds and very large numbers of terns and duck can be found there during the boreal winter.
Large rectangular oxygenation ponds with steep-sided concrete walls. Large bunds between ponds form popular roosting sites for birds.
Water quality in the ponds varies from one end to the other as the water is gradually cleaned.
Surrounded by open grasslands which are now rapidly being urbanised. Some thicket and scrub also on the Nairobi River side and riverine woodland - but again rapidly disappearing. Some hippopotamus also live in the ponds and other wildlife is known to also occur.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata8080.0080   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus22.002   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris22.002
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum88.008   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor2626.0026   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata7474.0074   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata1212.0012   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis6363.0063   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta99.009   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia22.002   
885Garganey, GarganeyAnas querquedula108108.00108
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus337337.00337   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis196196.00196   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia2020.0020   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus22.002   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta66.006   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala66.006   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea1616.0016   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides1212.0012   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus144144.00144   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus2323.0023   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash2020.0020   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus88.008  
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata22.002
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis44.004
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus8282.0082   
1031Lapwing, Spur-wingedVanellus spinosus161161.00161
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus22.002
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax3232.0032  
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula150150.00150   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris44.004   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma44.004   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax6767.0067  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos9696.0096  
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus1414.0014
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis2828.0028   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola292292.00292   
93Shoveler, NorthernAnas clypeata22.002
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus218218.00218  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta677677.00677   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumeniferus9494.0094   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis44.004   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha110110.00110   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida1212.0012   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus250250.00250   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus66.006   
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