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Tana Delta Camp River Mouth (2354020)

Kenya

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
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Management status CONSERVANCY
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
2016-09-02
Brief_description
Open, tidal river mouth consisting of mostly sand banks which are exposed only at low tide when they provide safe roosting sites for flocks of gulls and terns. Some mud banks on the inland bank of the river section. Some beach section which is where the White-fronted Plovers are mostly found.
Physical_features
Shifting sand flats with pools and firmly packed sand bars.
Hydrological_features
Tidal - completely covered twice every 24 hours.
Ecological_features
Fairly sterile sand flats which are used mostly as a roosting site with only a very low density of feeding sand plovers present. Surrounded by old sand dunes with thick cover of dune vegetation.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini33.003
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii55.005   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.001   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia22.002   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo3030.0030   
902Tern, Gull-billedSterna nilotica345345.00345 
297Tern, Lesser CrestedSterna bengalensis11201120.001120250125440
2070Tern, Saunders'sSterna saundersi2424.0024
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii1212.0012   
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