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Rocherpan (32361818)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority CapeNature
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
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Date_registered
1992-01-14
Brief_description
A nature reserve. Seasonal saline vlei, usually dry March-June; open water and open shoreline, with little palustrine wetland habitat; largest numbers of foraging waterbirds occur when water level falling. Important breeding and moulting site for Cape Shoveller (globally significant numbers); important for breeding Great Crested Grebe (globally significant winter count in 1994) and Dabchick; Sacred Ibis, many waterfowl, Kittlitz's and Blacksmith Plovers, Moorhen, Redknobbed Coot and Hartlaub's Gull breed commonly. In summer, good numbers of Whitebreasted Cormorant, Greater Flamingo (in 1993), many waterfowl, and Palearctic shorebirds; high winter count of Swift Tern and Whitewinged Tern in 1995. Severe threats are pollution by fertilizers and encroachment by emergent plants; other threats include siltation, alien plant infestation in the catchment, and grazing.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta160.82145 125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata4377.951811   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus19.2545   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo1106.54699  130
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus11.001   
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid22.002
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa15.9015   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata33.003   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata149.00215   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.865   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.001   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1133.03749 625 
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor163.45239   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus121.95217   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis140.28547   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis129.25135 125 
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus112.181025025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis122.4285   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia14.4715   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.603   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii196.53571250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus170.23341300150 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.332   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea14.0011   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus141.86402   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus123.8993   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash11.502   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus118.5777   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.402
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus16.1918   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax12.254  
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini110.5343 24
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis22.002  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus313.0030   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula15.9319   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius159.02303   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.887   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus25.2113   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma14.1322   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax263.38215  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos22.002  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea2225.231090  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis122.71120   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola13.5615   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana230.26194   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii8179.91628350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.672   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba16.9425   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus127.74136  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta2199.10403   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.001  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis117.56183   
1274Teal, CommonAnas crecca480480.00480
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha134.37232   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia14.4417   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo1515.0015   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis19.5023   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii1133.86508500250200
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus249.62314   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A46361.67981
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis118.7535
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Saturday 05 December 2020 10:45
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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