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    Witbank Dam (25532918)

    Mpumalanga

    Card 501987
    Compiler 2129
    Location code 25532918Witbank Dam (Mpumalanga)
    Start date 2010-07-03
    Season WWinter
    Start time 09:30
    End time 14:30
    Shoreline covered 90
    Openwater covered 90
    Total Species 45
    Total Count 1271
    Wetland Condition 2Partially full (mid tide for estuaries)
    Wetland Threats
    Count Condition 5Ideal
    Count Type 2by Boat
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes Dam 100+% full - no open shoreline thus little shorebirds or waders. very thick fog/mist early in the morning resulting in later starting time than usual.
    Survey notes


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    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    4Grebe, Great Crested
    (Podiceps cristatus)
    50
    5Grebe, Black-necked
    (Podiceps nigricollis)
    30
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    560
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    120
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    920
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    230
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    80
    56Heron, Goliath
    (Ardea goliath)
    30
    57Heron, Purple
    (Ardea purpurea)
    40
    58Egret, Great
    (Ardea alba)
    50
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    40
    61Egret, Western Cattle
    (Bubulcus ibis)
    50
    62Heron, Squacco
    (Ardeola ralloides)
    30
    63Heron, Striated
    (Butorides striata)
    20
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    140
    83Ibis, Glossy
    (Plegadis falcinellus)
    40
    84Ibis, Hadada
    (Bostrychia hagedash)
    60
    85Spoonbill, African
    (Platalea alba)
    40
    88Goose, Spur-winged
    (Plectropterus gambensis)
    150
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    1620
    94Shoveler, Cape
    (Spatula smithii)
    90
    95Duck, African Black
    (Anas sparsa)
    120
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    650Confirmed Breeding
    97Teal, Red-billed
    (Anas erythrorhyncha)
    70
    98Teal, Cape
    (Anas capensis)
    90
    99Teal, Blue-billed
    (Spatula hottentota)
    20
    100Duck, White-faced Whistling
    (Dendrocygna viduata)
    20
    203Crake, Black
    (Zapornia flavirostra)
    40
    208Swamphen, African
    (Porphyrio madagascariensis)
    70
    210Moorhen, Common
    (Gallinula chloropus)
    270
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    4750Confirmed Breeding
    228Jacana, African
    (Actophilornis africanus)
    30
    238Plover, Three-banded
    (Charadrius tricollaris)
    30
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    540
    247Lapwing, African Wattled
    (Vanellus senegallus)
    130
    270Stilt, Black-winged
    (Himantopus himantopus)
    20
    288Gull, Grey-headed
    (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
    150
    305Tern, Whiskered
    (Chlidonias hybrida)
    60
    395Kingfisher, Giant
    (Megaceryle maxima)
    40
    397Kingfisher, Malachite
    (Corythornis cristatus)
    70
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    860
    1016, Mallard
    (Anas platyrhynchos)
    170Confirmed Breeding
    10004Goose, Domestic
    (Anser anser)
    10
    10005Duck, Hybrid
    (Anas hybrid)
    50
    10015, Hybrid Mallard
    (Anas hybrid)
    60


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