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    Zandvlei: Lower Estuary (34071828)

    Western Cape

    Card 508658
    Compiler 10691
    Location code 34071828Zandvlei: Lower Estuary (Western Cape)
    Start date 2020-07-25
    Season WWinter
    Start time 10:15
    End time 11:15
    Shoreline covered 90
    Openwater covered 95
    Total Species 19
    Wetland Condition 2Partially full (mid tide for estuaries)
    Count Condition 3Moderate
    Count Type 1On foot
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes The sun warmth broke up the fog and eventually we were in clear sunny conditions at about 10h30. The water level was low and large sand bank is visible between the 1st and 2nd bends of the estuary from the mouth. The estuary was recently cleared of a build up of silt and sand on the northern side of the Royal Road bridge and back towards Thesens bridge. The Royal Road bridge supports in the water are visible again, they had become buried in sand over a number of years. The southern marina canals were not counted
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    Observer NumberNameOptions
    0Anda Rweqaha
     
    0Felicity Ellmore
     
    0Karen Wright
     
    0Linda Hibbin
     
    0Rodney Yates
     

    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax carbo)
    150
    48Cormorant, Cape
    (Phalacrocorax capensis)
    60
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Phalacrocorax africanus)
    1900
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    110
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    180
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    20
    84Ibis, Hadeda
    (Bostrychia hagedash)
    10
    86Flamingo, Greater
    (Phoenicopterus ruber)
    430
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
    1100
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    70
    98Teal, Cape
    (Anas capensis)
    20
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    360
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    110
    269Avocet, Pied
    (Recurvirostra avosetta)
    100
    274Thick-knee, Water
    (Burhinus vermiculatus)
    40
    287Gull, Kelp
    (Larus dominicanus)
    550
    289Gull, Hartlaub's
    (Larus hartlaubii)
    1040
    290Tern, Caspian
    (Sterna caspia)
    10
    394Kingfisher, Pied
    (Ceryle rudis)
    60


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    Saturday 19 September 2020 11:25
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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