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Strandfontein Sewage Works: Central (34051830)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Cape Bird Club & City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
IBA information SA116 - FALSE BAY PARK (PROPOSED)
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Date_registered
2005-03-08
Brief_description
Regarded as one of the top ten coastal sites for waterbirds in the country. A sewage works on the Cape Flats; important foraging area for birds breeding and roosting at nearby Rondevlei Bird Sanctuary. There is an excellent diversity of waterbird species (72), with globally signi-ficant counts of seven species and nationally significant counts of a further three. Good numbers of Palearctic and African waders and terns occur in summer. High summer counts of Grey and Purple Herons, and winter counts of White Pelican, are also noteworthy. Most waterfowl are more numerous in summer, except for South African Shelduck and Southern Pochard. Habitat loss and disturbance will occur if a proposed ring road is built adjacent to sewage works. This site compromises ponds P1 + P2 + P3 + P4 + P5 + P6.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta4152.35545250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata10109.05423   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis3030.0030   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus22.002   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus13.5221   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo110.5752   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.733
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa16.0560   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.252
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor11.603   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid11.001
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa114.24108  80
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.001
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus17.4525   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata14.6414   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata144.20249   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis126.60158   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.328   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.574   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1542.9430701250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor2205.522506  600
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.863   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa33.003 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser8383.0083
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus158.94200   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis113.49118   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis133.95259250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus14.06665025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis156.88508500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.7112   
932Gull, Franklin'sLarus pipixcan11.001
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus13.6830   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii2201.421250250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus21373.777525300150700
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.4815   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.5919   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.645   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus359.11606   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus113.31122   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash15.5026   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.001  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.213
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus6161.0061   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus134.35136   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.726
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus125.09153   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax13.0711  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus11.001   
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini110.8538 24
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus121.15117   
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus11.001
922Plover, American GoldenPluvialis dominica11.001
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula114.5180   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.502   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius19.7080   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris16.58112   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma129.99168   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax113.6075  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba1515.0015   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.2931  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea12.7512  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.405   
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.502
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.001 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.644   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana110.1255   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii12290.241308350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.605   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba121.3626215075 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus154.68346  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta193.38500   
985Stint, Temminck'sCalidris temminckii11.001
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia19.6734   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis15.0723  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis2195.181197   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota16.3434   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha134.54429   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia16.3869 6820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo178.391015   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis121.97130   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii147.31335 250200
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida16.6730   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus284.63314   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus12.136   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres22.002   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis010.3874
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava11.001
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Saturday 15 August 2020 06:34
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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