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Highest count (year)

Lowest count (year)

Fulvous Whistling Duck Dendrocygna bicolora

12 110 (1983)

70 (1977)

White-faced Whistling Duck Dendrocygna viduataa

49 990 (1972)

797 (1985)

Northern Pintail Anas acutab

210 000 (1989)

204 (1980)

Garganey Anas querquedulab

136 847 (1972)

910 (1980)

Northern Shoveller Anas clypeatab

23 202 (1996)

301 (1984)

aIntra-African migrants. bEurasian-Afrotropical migrants. From Triplet & Yésou (2000).

aIntra-African migrants. bEurasian-Afrotropical migrants. From Triplet & Yésou (2000).

important staging site for migrant shorebirds in both spring and autumn. Coastal waders face virtually no local competitors in their wintering areas, and have the available food supply largely to themselves.

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