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Tana River Delta - south & central (2284021)

Kenya

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
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Management status COMMUNAL LAND
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information
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Date_registered
2016-08-31
Brief_description
Kenya's largest river delta holding very large numbers of birds when flooded and home to a large human population dependent on the delta for grazing and fishing.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta2121.0021  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus1515.0015   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus5353.0053   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo99.009   
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia11.001
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.001
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.001   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa44.004   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor105105.00105   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata6666.0066   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis388388.00388   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba377377.00377 250 
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta7979.0079   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia395395.00395   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer77.007
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni5858.0058
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa3636.0036 
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus22.002   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia8383.0083   
933Gull, Common Black-headedLarus ridibundus1616.0016
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta1212.0012   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca88.008   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala1818.0018   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath1414.0014   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata1717.0017   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea5555.0055   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea3636.0036   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides214214.00214   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus99.009   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus5050.0050  
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata1212.0012
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis5454.0054
248Lapwing, Long-toedVanellus crassirostris2727.0027   
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus55.005
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax55.005  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus14931493.0014931000500 
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus149149.00149   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens6363.0063   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula588588.00588   
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii11.001   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola1414.0014   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius22.002   
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus11.001
260Redshank, SpottedTringa erythropus11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax25282528.002528  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos138138.00138  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea11551155.001155  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis3535.0035   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus5252.0052 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola6262.0062   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba77.007   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus1919.0019  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta10231023.001023   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumeniferus1010.0010   
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis1010.0010   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis121121.00121   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia4545.0045  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo7575.0075   
902Tern, Gull-billedSterna nilotica489489.00489380
2070Tern, Saunders'sSterna saundersi6565.0065
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A100100.00100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus994994.00994   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus1616.0016   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A20002000.002000
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus2828.0028   
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