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Species list (Alphabetical)

RefNameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
4150Albatross, ShyThalassarche cauta025.43150
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta169.173801250125
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii11.795   
71Bittern, EurasianBotaurus stellaris11.223   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.83338 250 
1027Booby, Red-footedSula sula110.0019
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata0330.37300305000250010000
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus129.9043418090110
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis0993.8051009550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus022.73145532685
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus031.222197   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo041.742723 2500130
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.6713
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla12.2915
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris05.10280
198Crake, CornCrex crex11.001
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
200Crake, StripedAenigmatolimnas marginalis11.001
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus112.69299210105260
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum015.47282  80
215Crane, WattledBugeranus carunculatus14.3940  2
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata123.911373  1000
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa018.93835500250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa05.231237600300250
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos06.3876
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor121.911184   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid13.3650
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid020.51207
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos131.491020   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa122.23108043021580
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos16.50201
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata11.212
10003Duck, MuscovyCairina moschata115.1952
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula11.252
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A028.501050
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus016.15550220110180
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata072.485600   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata060.8648221700850 
896Dunlin, DunlinCalidris alpina13.335
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis079.126233 5000 
2188Egret, Dimorphic (Mascarene Reef-)Egretta dimorpha37.5012
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba012.261833500250 
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta010.3210281000500 
982Egret, SlatyEgretta vinaceigula11.718   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia04.84395   
213Finfoot, AfricanPodica senegalensis02.0327 
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer03.1399
370Fishing-owl, Pel'sScotopelia peli11.112
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber0333.87241701250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1586.89500002000010000600
10016Flamingo, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0562.303000
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa12.5514
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni14.9458
893Gallinule, American PurplePorphyrio martinicus12.6214
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis06513.0323000
885Garganey, GarganeyAnas querquedula11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica071.673000   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa14.3236 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser012.80363
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus0136.989846350017503500
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis052.223462 1875750
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis12.4028
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis178.842474250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus015.745585025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis044.361813500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia021.511175 1150 
933Gull, Common Black-headedLarus ridibundus115.77230
932Gull, Franklin'sLarus pipixcan19.8971
2062Gull, Great Black-headedLarus ichthyaetus2391.00780
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus087.59405510005003000
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii0156.933543250125300
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini323.7565
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus0134.493685300150700
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus14.1823 
901Gull, Sabine'sLarus sabini11.001
1078Gull, Slender-billedLarus genei3030.0030
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A124.52150
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta02.4340   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus01.345
170Harrier, Montagu'sCircus pygargus11.102
168Harrier, PallidCircus macrourus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.79161   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala04.85156   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath06.72168 125 
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata03.8463   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea08.24653   
1015Heron, Little BlueEgretta caerulea11.001
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea03.351043500250880
65Heron, Rufous-belliedArdeola rufiventris11.645   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides07.40321 250 
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A050.13729
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus045.734091200010003300
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus121.11650 500 
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash09.95526 500 
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus016.70772  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis15.1555  
284Jaeger, ParasiticStercorarius parasiticus11.001
402Kingfisher, Brown-hoodedHalcyon albiventris11.001
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus01.8914
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata01.657
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata02.6938
400Kingfisher, MangroveHalcyon senegaloides01.333
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis05.78101
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus1430.096219500025003400
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus16.3190   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus029.161221   
248Lapwing, Long-toedVanellus crassirostris06.2027   
1031Lapwing, Spur-wingedVanellus spinosus11.001
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps03.409   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus01.8820
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.305
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus017.63484   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata17.63420
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax05.60343 250
70Night-Heron, White-backedGorsachius leuconotus12.529   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus127.5314931000500 
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus01.488
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.5235
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini012.191634824
894Oystercatcher, EurasianHaematopus ostralegus11.202
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis12.6737  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus074.9372401800900300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens027.65754 500750
2Penguin, AfricanSpheniscus demersus01.677
16Petrel, Great-wingedPterodroma macroptera2020.0020
271Phalarope, RedPhalaropus fulicaria11.001
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus12.137
886Pintail, NorthernAnas acuta11.001
922Plover, American GoldenPluvialis dominica11.403
240Plover, CaspianCharadrius asiaticus14.7219   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus125.15581400200110
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula031.99588   
273Plover, CrabDromas ardeola1177.331043700
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii121.29525 325380
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola0146.7082281700850900
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius027.77756 500 
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus074.08800250125 
955Plover, Little RingedCharadrius dubius11.001
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva11.403
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris08.34260   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus025.37473250125180
978Pochard, HybridAythya hybrid11.001
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina12.366
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma141.741332500250500
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni11293.687650010050370
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola123.04500 500 
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus121.39320   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens13.1523
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus15.6876
260Redshank, SpottedTringa erythropus11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax085.8812155 10000
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba1137.924950220011001500
252Sandpiper, Baird'sCalidris bairdii00.000
981Sandpiper, Broad-billedLimicola falcinellus12.5010
926Sandpiper, Buff-breastedTryngites subruficollis11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos06.64715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea0406.512534775003750
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus12.8815
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis110.37850550275750
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.433
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus032.08410 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola08.59470   
10012Seabird, UnidentifiedN/A N/A340.3360
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna110.0035
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana160.366447420210500
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii161.402046350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernAnas clypeata11.433
306Skimmer, AfricanRynchops flavirostris12.007   
286Skua, SubantarcticCatharacta antarctica126.00100
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.16128   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media11.753   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba016.151340150751000
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus136.7632121000500
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta0108.585589 5000 
972Stint, Long-toedCalidris subminuta11.001
897Stint, Red-neckedCalidris ruficollis11.001
985Stint, Temminck'sCalidris temminckii12.676
78Stork, Abdim'sCiconia abdimii184.76500   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra12.0712 8 
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumeniferus190.46811 500 
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis12.5714   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia133.60358   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus06.15183   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis118.181360500250880
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis05.6918010050
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.313
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor11.284
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis153.861975 17501750
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota011.821100  1000
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha132.961676   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata0210.8910267035122
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea177.202004  
903Tern, BlackChlidonias niger11.001   
936Tern, BridledSterna anaethetus11.001 
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia117.139651356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo0231.25130008000400011000
300Tern, DamaraSterna balaenarum113.2272 65 
902Tern, Gull-billedSterna nilotica1111.55489380
297Tern, Lesser CrestedSterna bengalensis141.561120250125440
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons068.8260001000500490
293Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii17.0090  8
935Tern, RoyalSterna maxima11.001 
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis051.43302715007501700
2070Tern, Saunders'sSterna saundersi2465.67108
295Tern, SootySterna fuscata11.252
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii070.916700500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0126.275500
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida026.0066415075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus0181.05646420001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus06.46107   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres1175.3845873501751000
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0199.0323793
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp04.6258
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis015.36525
690Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea13.719
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara13.3311
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava16.7747
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus054.572000   
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