# Species*:66
# Excl Vagrants*:66
# Endemics*:0
# Near Endemics*:1
*Based on partial or incomplete data.
Habitat: Wetland


The table below lists species recorded at this locale but does not indicate frequency of occurrence there. It does indicate whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. The list is based on available data and may be incomplete.*

color codes

Ducks: Anatidae

1White-faced Whistling-DuckDendrocygna viduata
2Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
3White-backed DuckThalassornis leuconotus
4Egyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiaca
5Hottentot TealSpatula hottentota
6/Northern Shoveler/Spatula clypeata
7Yellow-billed DuckAnas undulata
8Red-billed DuckAnas erythrorhyncha
9\Southern Pochard\Netta erythrophthalma
10Maccoa DuckOxyura maccoa

Grebes: Podicipedidae

11Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

12Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
13Red-knobbed CootFulica cristata

Cranes: Gruidae

14Gray Crowned-CraneBalearica regulorum

Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

15Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

16Blacksmith LapwingVanellus armatus
17/Common Ringed Plover/Charadrius hiaticula
18Three-banded PloverCharadrius tricollaris

Jacanas: Jacanidae

19African JacanaActophilornis africanus

Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

20/Ruff/Calidris pugnax
21/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos
22/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebularia
23/Marsh Sandpiper/Tringa stagnatilis
24/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareola

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

25/White-winged Tern/Chlidonias leucopterus
26Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida

Storks: Ciconiidae

27Yellow-billed StorkMycteria ibis

Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

28Long-tailed CormorantMicrocarbo africanus
29Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

Hamerkop: Scopidae

30HamerkopScopus umbretta

Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

31Gray HeronArdea cinerea
32Black-headed HeronArdea melanocephala
33Great EgretArdea alba
34Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
35Little EgretEgretta garzetta
36Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularis
37Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
38Striated HeronButorides striata

Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiornithidae

39Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
40African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicus
41Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
42African SpoonbillPlatalea alba

Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

43BateleurTerathopius ecaudatus
44/Eurasian Marsh-Harrier/Circus aeruginosus
45/Pallid Harrier/Circus macrourus
46/Black Kite/Milvus migrans
47Augur BuzzardButeo augur

Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

48Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

Shrikes: Laniidae

49Northern FiscalLanius humeralis

Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

50Cape CrowCorvus capensis

Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

51Lesser Swamp WarblerAcrocephalus gracilirostris

Swallows: Hirundinidae

52Plain MartinRiparia paludicola
53/Bank Swallow/Riparia riparia
54Rock MartinPtyonoprogne fuligula

Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

55Abyssinian ThrushTurdus abyssinicus

Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

56African StonechatSaxicola torquatus

Weavers and Allies: Ploceidae

57White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali
58Baglafecht WeaverPloceus baglafecht
59Holub's Golden-WeaverPloceus xanthops
60Grosbeak WeaverAmblyospiza albifrons

Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

61Common WaxbillEstrilda astrild

Indigobirds: Viduidae

62Pin-tailed WhydahVidua macroura

Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

63Kenya Rufous SparrowPasser rufocinctus

Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

64Cape WagtailMotacilla capensis
65/Western Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla flava

Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

66Streaky SeedeaterCrithagra striolatus

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
** Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.