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Rietvlei & Marais Dams (25532817)

Gauteng

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
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Date_registered
1997-01-01
Brief_description
Two dams in a 3200 ha nature reserve. This site was counted in 1997, when 29 waterbird species were recorded, 22 in summer and 23 in winter. The summer count yielded good numbers of Cattle Egret and reasonable numbers of Darter and Sacred Ibis, while the winter count yielded good numbers of Dabchick, Whitebreasted Cormorant and Egyptian Goose. Redknobbed Coot is numerous, especially in winter. The spread of Black Wattle is a potential threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta55.005  
71Bittern, EurasianBotaurus stellaris11.001   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.317   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata9426.481140   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus980.30269   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo570.15210  130
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia1111.0011
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris14.7316
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa362.94288 250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa14.2113   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid13.678
10034Duck, Hybrid Mallard x Yellow-billedAnas platyrhynchos x undulata22.002
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos13.007
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.673
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus11.673   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata55.506   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata266.45180   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis3417.312200   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba14.0012   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.1912   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia3737.0037   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.794
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus397.19246   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis15.0015   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis22.002   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus18.7244 25 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis191.11414 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia24.337   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus114.2371   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.302   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca23.297   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.256   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.523   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.454   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.005   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides12.8120   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1173.88611   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus117.8358   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash112.0344   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.001  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.863
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.904
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.065
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus13.368   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus430.0386   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus248.69161   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata11.001
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax12.507  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.001
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris16.1127   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma111.2547   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.673
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax11.502  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.718  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea11.502  
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus11.001
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis77.007   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola15.7119   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana16.0030   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii23.448   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.004   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.205   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus13.337  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta24.507   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis12.8610  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis12.004   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota13.205   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha15.6715   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia11.502   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida16.0018   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus114.0027   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A14.3310
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp12.444
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis28.5432
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Saturday 05 December 2020 10:09
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
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