Country checklist and status
You can download and print a checklist for Mauritania.
A total of 541 species has been recorded in Mauritania and of these, 196 are resident, 294 show regular seasonal movements but do not breed, including 185 Palearctic migrants.
Endemic / Near-endemic species
There are no endemic nor near-endemic species in Mauritania. However, there are endemic subspecies of Grey Heron Ardea cinerea monicae and Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia balsaci, both found especially at the Banc d’Arguin. The spoonbill also visits Senegal, but the Banc d’Arguin is its only breeding site.
|Lappet-faced Vulture||Torgos tracheliotus||Vulnerable|
|Lesser Kestrel||Falco naumanni||Vulnerable|
|Aquatic Warbler||Acrocephalus paludicola||Vulnerable|