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    Botriviervlei: C Arabella Golf Estate to Rooisand (34201907)

    Western Cape

    Card 500997
    Compiler 58
    Location code 34201907Botriviervlei: C Arabella Golf Estate to Rooisand (Western Cape)
    Start date 2009-07-11
    Season WWinter
    Start time 08:00
    End time 12:30
    Shoreline covered 90
    Openwater covered 100
    Total Species 23
    Total Count 778
    Wetland Condition 1Full (High tide for estuaries)
    Wetland Threats
    Count Condition 5Ideal
    Count Type 1On foot
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes The recent rains had caused the lagoon to fill up substantially. Large flotillas of Cormorants (Cape, White-breasted and Reed) accompanied by Kelp and Hartlaub Gulls were having feeding frenzies on small fish. Botriviervlei and Kleinmond Estuary has breached naturally on Tuesday morning 14 July.
    Survey notes


    Add additional observers
    Observer NumberNameOptions
    0G. Armbruster
     
    0H. Thompson
     
    0I. Gerlach
     
    0K. Hodgson
     
    0S. Haberhauer
     

    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    4Grebe, Great Crested
    (Podiceps cristatus)
    130
    5Grebe, Black-necked
    (Podiceps nigricollis)
    80
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    30
    42Pelican, Great White
    (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
    240
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    940
    48Cormorant, Cape
    (Phalacrocorax capensis)
    1270
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    2000
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    10
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    30
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    20
    84Ibis, Hadada
    (Bostrychia hagedash)
    130
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    140
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    320
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    20
    274Thick-knee, Water
    (Burhinus vermiculatus)
    110
    287Gull, Kelp
    (Larus dominicanus)
    1190
    288Gull, Grey-headed
    (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
    10
    289Gull, Hartlaub's
    (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii)
    780
    290Tern, Caspian
    (Hydroprogne caspia)
    20
    291Tern, Common
    (Sterna hirundo)
    150
    298Tern, Greater Crested
    (Thalasseus bergii)
    20
    394Kingfisher, Pied
    (Ceryle rudis)
    70
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    70


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    Thursday 22 February 2024 05:18
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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