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Species list (Alphabetical)

RefNameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
4150Albatross, ShyThalassarche cauta022.25150
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta168.373801250125
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii11.795   
71Bittern, EurasianBotaurus stellaris11.223   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.81338 250 
1027Booby, Red-footedSula sula110.0019
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata0328.05300305000250010000
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus129.7143418090110
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis01017.5851009550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus022.82145532685
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus031.292197   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo041.622723 2500130
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.6713
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla12.2915
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris05.07280
198Crake, CornCrex crex11.001
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
200Crake, StripedAenigmatolimnas marginalis11.001
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus112.35299210105260
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum015.52282  80
215Crane, WattledBugeranus carunculatus14.3940  2
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata123.861373  1000
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa018.83835500250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa05.191237600300250
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos06.3476
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor122.911184   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid13.3450
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid020.87207
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos132.931020   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa122.06108043021580
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos16.42201
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata11.536
10003Duck, MuscovyCairina moschata113.8052
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula11.252
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A028.101050
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus016.13550220110180
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata072.135600   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata060.3448221700850 
896Dunlin, DunlinCalidris alpina13.335
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis078.566233 5000 
2188Egret, Dimorphic (Mascarene Reef-)Egretta dimorpha312.3322
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba012.141833500250 
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta010.3310281000500 
982Egret, SlatyEgretta vinaceigula11.718   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia04.84395   
213Finfoot, AfricanPodica senegalensis02.0327 
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer03.1299
370Fishing-owl, Pel'sScotopelia peli11.112
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber0330.12241701250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1579.74500002000010000600
10016Flamingo, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0562.303000
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa12.5414
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni14.9458
893Gallinule, American PurplePorphyrio martinicus12.6214
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis06601.7423000
885Garganey, GarganeyAnas querquedula11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica071.433000   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa14.3236 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser013.49363
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus0135.649846350017503500
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis051.853462 1875750
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis12.3828
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis178.432474250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus015.665585025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis044.171813500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia021.461175 1150 
933Gull, Common Black-headedLarus ridibundus115.77230
932Gull, Franklin'sLarus pipixcan19.8971
2062Gull, Great Black-headedLarus ichthyaetus2391.00780
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus087.28405510005003000
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii0157.433543250125300
2042Gull, Heuglin'sLarus heuglini345.40132
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus0134.733685300150700
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus19.5869 
901Gull, Sabine'sLarus sabini11.001
1078Gull, Slender-billedLarus genei3030.0030
2058Gull, Sooty (Hemprich's)Larus hemprichii17011701.001701
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A133.33236
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta02.4340   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus01.345
170Harrier, Montagu'sCircus pygargus11.102
168Harrier, PallidCircus macrourus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca14.75161   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala04.85156   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath06.67168 125 
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata03.8363   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea08.22653   
1015Heron, Little BlueEgretta caerulea11.001
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea03.331043500250880
65Heron, Rufous-belliedArdeola rufiventris11.645   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides07.27321 250 
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A047.24729
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus046.624091200010003300
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus121.09650 500 
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash09.93526 500 
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus016.56772  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis15.1555  
284Jaeger, ParasiticStercorarius parasiticus11.001
402Kingfisher, Brown-hoodedHalcyon albiventris11.001
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus01.8814
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata01.647
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata02.6838
400Kingfisher, MangroveHalcyon senegaloides01.333
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis05.78101
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus1430.096219500025003400
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus16.2990   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus029.041221   
248Lapwing, Long-toedVanellus crassirostris06.2027   
1031Lapwing, Spur-wingedVanellus spinosus17.0013
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps03.409   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus01.8720
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.325
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus017.66484   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata17.63420
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax05.60343 250
70Night-Heron, White-backedGorsachius leuconotus12.529   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus127.8114931000500 
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus01.498
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.5235
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini012.231634824
894Oystercatcher, EurasianHaematopus ostralegus11.202
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis12.6537  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus074.5472401800900300
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens027.37754 500750
2Penguin, AfricanSpheniscus demersus01.637
16Petrel, Great-wingedPterodroma macroptera2020.0020
4137Petrel, White-chinnedProcellaria aequinoctialis44.004
271Phalarope, RedPhalaropus fulicaria11.001
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus12.087
886Pintail, NorthernAnas acuta16.0011
922Plover, American GoldenPluvialis dominica11.403
240Plover, CaspianCharadrius asiaticus14.7219   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus125.09581400200110
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula032.06588   
273Plover, CrabDromas ardeola1177.331043700
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii121.32525 325380
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola0146.0382281700850900
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius027.67756 500 
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus073.00800250125 
955Plover, Little RingedCharadrius dubius112.0023
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva11.333
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris08.41260   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus025.36473250125180
978Pochard, HybridAythya hybrid11.001
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina12.507
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma141.431332500250500
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni11293.687650010050370
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola122.81500 500 
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus121.34320   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens13.1523
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus15.6876
260Redshank, SpottedTringa erythropus11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax085.5612155 10000
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba1137.034950220011001500
252Sandpiper, Baird'sCalidris bairdii00.000
981Sandpiper, Broad-billedLimicola falcinellus12.3610
926Sandpiper, Buff-breastedTryngites subruficollis11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos06.60715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea0405.962534775003750
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus12.8815
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis110.32850550275750
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.433
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus031.97410 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola08.55470   
10012Seabird, UnidentifiedN/A N/A340.3360
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna19.1035
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana159.896447420210500
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii160.832046350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernAnas clypeata11.433
306Skimmer, AfricanRynchops flavirostris12.437   
286Skua, SubantarcticCatharacta antarctica126.00100
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis16.13128   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media11.753   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba016.061340150751000
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus136.6732121000500
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta0108.805589 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 crumeniferus189.49811 500 
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis12.5814   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia133.15358   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus06.09183   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis118.111360500250880
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis05.6518010050
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.343
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor11.274
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis153.501975 17501750
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota011.841100  1000
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha132.811676   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata0200.1510267035122
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea177.202004  
903Tern, BlackChlidonias niger11.001   
936Tern, BridledSterna anaethetus11.001 
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia117.029651356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo0230.46130008000400011000
300Tern, DamaraSterna balaenarum113.2272 65 
902Tern, Gull-billedSterna nilotica1103.83489380
297Tern, Lesser CrestedSterna bengalensis141.311120250125440
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons068.6660001000500490
293Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii17.0090  8
935Tern, RoyalSterna maxima11.001 
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis052.15302715007501700
2070Tern, Saunders'sSterna saundersi1252.25108
295Tern, SootySterna fuscata11.252
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii070.716700500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0125.655500
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida025.8166415075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus0180.10646420001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus06.50107   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres1173.6645873501751000
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A0198.1123793
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp04.6158
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis015.32525
690Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea13.719
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara13.3311
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava16.7147
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus054.152000   
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