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Species list (Alphabetical)

RefNameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
4150Albatross, ShyThalassarche cauta244.50150
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta168.823801250125
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii11.795   
71Bittern, EurasianBotaurus stellaris11.223   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.84338 250 
1027Booby, Red-footedSula sula1919.0019
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata0332.41300305000250010000
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus130.7843418090110
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis0942.5751009550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus022.66145532685
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus030.972197   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo041.862723 2500130
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.6713
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla12.2915
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris05.17280
198Crake, CornCrex crex11.001
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
200Crake, StripedAenigmatolimnas marginalis11.001
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus112.71299210105260
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum015.41282  80
215Crane, WattledBugeranus carunculatus14.0240  2
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata124.381373  1000
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa018.93835500250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa05.101237600300250
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos129.851000   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos06.5376
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor122.231184   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid13.3650
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid019.53207
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa122.30108043021580
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos16.45201
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 viduata073.965600   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata061.4248221700850 
896Dunlin, DunlinCalidris alpina13.005
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis080.516233 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 ruber1335.58241701250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1607.76500002000010000600
10016Flamingo, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0562.303000
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa12.5914
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni14.9458
893Gallinule, American PurplePorphyrio martinicus12.6214
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis05965.9123000
885Garganey, GarganeyAnas querquedula11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica074.653000   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa14.3236 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser012.12363
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus0136.639846350017503500
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis052.763462 1875750
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis12.4028
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis180.022474250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus015.045585025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis044.721813500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia021.691175 1150 
933Gull, Common Black-headedLarus ridibundus115.77230
932Gull, Franklin'sLarus pipixcan19.8971
2062Gull, Great Black-headedLarus ichthyaetus213.0024
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus088.23405510005003000
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii0157.223543250125300
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini323.7565
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus0134.683685300150700
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus14.5023 
901Gull, Sabine'sLarus sabini11.001
1078Gull, Slender-billedLarus genei3030.0030
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A124.52150
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta02.4540   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus01.345
170Harrier, Montagu'sCircus pygargus11.112
168Harrier, PallidCircus macrourus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.88161   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala04.88156   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath06.81168 125 
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata03.8563   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea08.27653   
1015Heron, Little BlueEgretta caerulea11.001
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea03.371043500250880
65Heron, Rufous-belliedArdeola rufiventris11.303   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides07.38321 250 
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A053.40729
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus045.754091200010003300
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus120.97650 500 
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash09.61526 500 
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus016.84772  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis15.1555  
284Jaeger, ParasiticStercorarius parasiticus11.001
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus01.8814
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata01.677
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata02.6538
400Kingfisher, MangroveHalcyon senegaloides01.363
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis05.80101
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus1435.196219500025003400
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus16.2490   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus028.871221   
248Lapwing, Long-toedVanellus crassirostris06.2027   
1031Lapwing, Spur-wingedVanellus spinosus11.001
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps03.519   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus01.8820
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.265
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus017.73484   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata17.06420
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax05.65343 250
70Night-Heron, White-backedGorsachius leuconotus12.529   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus127.8614931000500 
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus01.498
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.5435
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini012.261634824
894Oystercatcher, EurasianHaematopus ostralegus11.202
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis12.6937  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus076.1572401800900300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens028.02754 500750
2Penguin, AfricanSpheniscus demersus01.333
16Petrel, Great-wingedPterodroma macroptera2020.0020
271Phalarope, RedPhalaropus fulicaria11.001
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus12.297
886Pintail, NorthernAnas acuta11.001
922Plover, American GoldenPluvialis dominica11.403
240Plover, CaspianCharadrius asiaticus14.4119   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus125.48581400200110
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula032.41588   
273Plover, CrabDromas ardeola1177.331043700
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii121.29525 325380
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola0151.2982281700850900
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius028.00756 500 
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus076.11800250125 
955Plover, Little RingedCharadrius dubius11.001
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva11.001
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris08.37260   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus025.93473250125180
978Pochard, HybridAythya hybrid11.001
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina12.406
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma141.801332500250500
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni11343.107650010050370
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola124.11500 500 
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus121.69320   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens13.1723
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus15.6876
260Redshank, SpottedTringa erythropus11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax087.1212155 10000
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba1144.074950220011001500
252Sandpiper, Baird'sCalidris bairdii00.000
981Sandpiper, Broad-billedLimicola falcinellus12.5010
926Sandpiper, Buff-breastedTryngites subruficollis11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos06.72715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea0414.332534775003750
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus12.8815
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis110.42850550275750
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.423
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus033.05410 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola08.59470   
10012Seabird, UnidentifiedN/A N/A340.3360
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna211.1335
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana160.676447420210500
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii159.962046350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernAnas clypeata11.673
306Skimmer, AfricanRynchops flavirostris11.001   
286Skua, SubantarcticCatharacta antarctica126.00100
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.18128   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media11.753   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba016.071340150751000
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus136.6532121000500
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta0109.285589 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 atratus11.303
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor11.264
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis153.051975 17501750
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota011.921100  1000
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha133.161676   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata0210.8910267035122
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea180.672004  
903Tern, BlackChlidonias niger11.001   
936Tern, BridledSterna anaethetus11.001 
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia117.209651356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo0226.83130008000400011000
300Tern, DamaraSterna balaenarum113.0372 65 
902Tern, Gull-billedSterna nilotica1111.55489380
297Tern, Lesser CrestedSterna bengalensis142.221120250125440
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons070.0660001000500490
293Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii17.0090  8
935Tern, RoyalSterna maxima11.001 
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis052.06302715007501700
2070Tern, Saunders'sSterna saundersi2465.67108
295Tern, SootySterna fuscata11.252
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii071.626700500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0129.405500
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida026.2566415075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1184.17646420001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus06.45107   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres1181.3045873501751000
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0194.3123793
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp04.6258
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis015.50525
690Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea13.719
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara14.1619
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava16.8347
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus055.872000   
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