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    Witbank Dam (25532918)

    Mpumalanga

    Card 500952
    Compiler 2129
    Location code 25532918Witbank Dam (Mpumalanga)
    Start date 2009-01-07
    Season SSummer
    Start time 08:12
    End time 12:45
    Shoreline covered 90
    Openwater covered 90
    Total Species 27
    Total Count 659
    Wetland Condition 1Full (High tide for estuaries)
    Wetland Threats
    Count Condition 5Ideal
    Count Type 2by Boat
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes Dam virtually 100% full with the shoreline covered in reeds and grasses - almost no open shores for waders.
    Survey notes


    Add additional observers
    Observer NumberNameOptions
    0G. Opperman
     
    0H. Espach
     
    0J. Kleinsmith
     
    0J. Riekert
     
    0J. van Niekerk
     
    0K. Chegwidden
     
    0P. Steenberg
     
    0R. Chegwidden
     

    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    4Grebe, Great Crested
    (Podiceps cristatus)
    10
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    10
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    180
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    273Confirmed Breeding
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    52Confirmed Breeding
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    80
    56Heron, Goliath
    (Ardea goliath)
    90
    57Heron, Purple
    (Ardea purpurea)
    10
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    130
    60Egret, Intermediate
    (Ardea intermedia)
    10
    61Egret, Western Cattle
    (Bubulcus ibis)
    130
    64Heron, Black
    (Egretta ardesiaca)
    40
    83Ibis, Glossy
    (Plegadis falcinellus)
    20
    84Ibis, Hadada
    (Bostrychia hagedash)
    200
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    686Confirmed Breeding
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    456Confirmed Breeding
    97Teal, Red-billed
    (Anas erythrorhyncha)
    10
    210Moorhen, Common
    (Gallinula chloropus)
    30
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    2330
    238Plover, Three-banded
    (Charadrius tricollaris)
    60
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    12615
    258Sandpiper, Common
    (Actitis hypoleucos)
    10
    288Gull, Grey-headed
    (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
    30
    305Tern, Whiskered
    (Chlidonias hybrida)
    10
    397Kingfisher, Malachite
    (Corythornis cristatus)
    30
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    360
    1016, Mallard
    (Anas platyrhynchos)
    100


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    Saturday 25 May 2024 07:29
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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