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Malindi Harbour (3134007)

Kenya

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority
Management status MARINE PROTECTED AREA
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2016-08-26
Brief_description
An area of exposed reef at low tide that is covered at every high tide extending between the jetty and the Vasco da Gama Pillar. Quite high levels of disturbance. Used as a tern and gull roost at low tide as well as a feeding area for reasonable numbers of waders.
Physical_features
Tidal. Exposed reef at low tide.
Hydrological_features
Tidal.
Ecological_features
Shallow rock pools in the flat reef surface. Has become covered in bright green algae over the years. Sometimes covered in a thick layer of silt that comes from the Sabaki River c. 5 km to the north.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata99.009   
2188Egret, Dimorphic (Mascarene Reef-)Egretta dimorpha33.003
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia88.008   
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini1515.0015
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus44.004 
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea22.002   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula8989.0089   
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii5959.0059   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola5959.0059   
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus2323.0023   
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba33.003   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos2222.0022  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea221221.00221  
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus5151.0051 
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta11.001   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia1111.0011   
902Tern, Gull-billedSterna nilotica1313.0013 
297Tern, Lesser CrestedSterna bengalensis99.009   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii55.005   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres5252.0052   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A6767.0067
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus4949.0049   
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