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Species list (Alphabetical)

RefNameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
4150Albatross, ShyThalassarche cauta244.50150
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta168.513801250125
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii11.795   
71Bittern, EurasianBotaurus stellaris11.223   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.83338 250 
1027Booby, Red-footedSula sula1919.0019
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata0331.42300305000250010000
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus130.7843418090110
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis0962.8351009550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus022.55145532685
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus031.052197   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo041.872723 2500130
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.6713
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla12.2915
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris05.16280
198Crake, CornCrex crex11.001
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
200Crake, StripedAenigmatolimnas marginalis11.001
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus112.70299210105260
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum015.51282  80
215Crane, WattledBugeranus carunculatus14.0440  2
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata124.251373  1000
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa018.92835500250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa05.091237600300250
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos129.771000   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos06.5376
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor122.231184   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid13.3650
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid019.77207
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa122.23108043021580
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos16.48201
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata11.212
10003Duck, MuscovyCairina moschata115.6452
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula11.252
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A028.931050
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus016.32550220110180
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata073.895600   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata061.3048221700850 
896Dunlin, DunlinCalidris alpina13.005
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis080.466233 5000 
2188Egret, Dimorphic (Mascarene Reef-)Egretta dimorpha37.5012
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba012.321833500250 
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta010.3510281000500 
982Egret, SlatyEgretta vinaceigula11.718   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia04.89395   
213Finfoot, AfricanPodica senegalensis02.0327 
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer03.1599
370Fishing-owl, Pel'sScotopelia peli11.112
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1334.62241701250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1601.99500002000010000600
10016Flamingo, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0562.303000
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa12.5914
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni14.9458
893Gallinule, American PurplePorphyrio martinicus12.6214
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis06022.4923000
885Garganey, GarganeyAnas querquedula11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica073.623000   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa14.3236 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser012.11363
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus0136.299846350017503500
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis052.723462 1875750
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis12.4028
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis179.482474250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus015.015585025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis044.601813500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia021.741175 1150 
933Gull, Common Black-headedLarus ridibundus115.77230
932Gull, Franklin'sLarus pipixcan19.8971
2062Gull, Great Black-headedLarus ichthyaetus213.0024
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus088.11405510005003000
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii0156.283543250125300
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini323.7565
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus0134.043685300150700
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus14.5023 
901Gull, Sabine'sLarus sabini11.001
1078Gull, Slender-billedLarus genei3030.0030
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A124.52150
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta02.4440   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus01.345
170Harrier, Montagu'sCircus pygargus11.112
168Harrier, PallidCircus macrourus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.88161   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala04.88156   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath06.79168 125 
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata03.8763   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea08.27653   
1015Heron, Little BlueEgretta caerulea11.001
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea03.371043500250880
65Heron, Rufous-belliedArdeola rufiventris11.303   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides07.43321 250 
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A053.40729
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus045.634091200010003300
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus120.95650 500 
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash09.61526 500 
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus016.82772  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis15.1555  
284Jaeger, ParasiticStercorarius parasiticus11.001
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus01.8814
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata01.677
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata02.6438
400Kingfisher, MangroveHalcyon senegaloides01.363
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis05.81101
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus1435.196219500025003400
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus16.2390   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus028.831221   
248Lapwing, Long-toedVanellus crassirostris06.2027   
1031Lapwing, Spur-wingedVanellus spinosus11.001
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps03.469   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus01.8820
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.265
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus017.70484   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata17.06420
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax05.66343 250
70Night-Heron, White-backedGorsachius leuconotus12.529   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus127.8614931000500 
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus01.498
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.5335
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini012.301634824
894Oystercatcher, EurasianHaematopus ostralegus11.202
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis12.6937  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus075.9972401800900300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens028.02754 500750
2Penguin, AfricanSpheniscus demersus01.333
16Petrel, Great-wingedPterodroma macroptera2020.0020
271Phalarope, RedPhalaropus fulicaria11.001
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus12.237
886Pintail, NorthernAnas acuta11.001
922Plover, American GoldenPluvialis dominica11.403
240Plover, CaspianCharadrius asiaticus14.4119   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus125.41581400200110
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula032.30588   
273Plover, CrabDromas ardeola1177.331043700
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii121.29525 325380
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola0149.7982281700850900
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius027.96756 500 
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus076.11800250125 
955Plover, Little RingedCharadrius dubius11.001
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva11.001
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris08.36260   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus025.89473250125180
978Pochard, HybridAythya hybrid11.001
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina12.406
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma141.751332500250500
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni11343.107650010050370
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola124.11500 500 
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus121.69320   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens13.1623
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus15.6876
260Redshank, SpottedTringa erythropus11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax086.9112155 10000
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba1141.374950220011001500
252Sandpiper, Baird'sCalidris bairdii00.000
981Sandpiper, Broad-billedLimicola falcinellus12.5010
926Sandpiper, Buff-breastedTryngites subruficollis11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos06.73715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea0412.172534775003750
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus12.8815
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis110.41850550275750
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.423
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus032.81410 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola08.60470   
10012Seabird, UnidentifiedN/A N/A340.3360
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna211.1335
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana160.426447420210500
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii159.782046350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernAnas clypeata11.673
306Skimmer, AfricanRynchops flavirostris11.001   
286Skua, SubantarcticCatharacta antarctica126.00100
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.17128   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media11.753   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba016.061340150751000
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus136.5732121000500
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta0108.705589 5000 
972Stint, Long-toedCalidris subminuta11.001
897Stint, Red-neckedCalidris ruficollis11.001
985Stint, Temminck'sCalidris temminckii12.676
78Stork, Abdim'sCiconia abdimii184.76500   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra12.0812 8 
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumeniferus191.73811 500 
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis12.5114   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia137.28358   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus06.21183   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis118.011360500250880
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis05.7014710050
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.333
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor11.264
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis152.901975 17501750
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota011.911100  1000
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha133.071676   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata0210.8910267035122
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea180.672004  
903Tern, BlackChlidonias niger11.001   
936Tern, BridledSterna anaethetus11.001 
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia117.129651356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo0225.72130008000400011000
300Tern, DamaraSterna balaenarum113.0372 65 
902Tern, Gull-billedSterna nilotica1111.55489380
297Tern, Lesser CrestedSterna bengalensis142.221120250125440
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons069.7760001000500490
293Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii17.0090  8
935Tern, RoyalSterna maxima11.001 
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis051.94302715007501700
2070Tern, Saunders'sSterna saundersi2465.67108
295Tern, SootySterna fuscata11.252
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii071.466700500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0129.405500
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida026.2366415075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1184.06646420001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus06.48107   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres1179.9245873501751000
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0194.1923793
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp04.6158
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis015.48525
690Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea13.719
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara14.1619
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava16.8347
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus055.402000   
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