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    Botriviervlei: C Arabella Golf Estate to Rooisand (34201907)

    Western Cape

    Card 504434
    Compiler 58
    Location code 34201907Botriviervlei: C Arabella Golf Estate to Rooisand (Western Cape)
    Start date 2010-02-06
    Season SSummer
    Start time 07:45
    End time 12:30
    Shoreline covered 100
    Openwater covered 100
    Total Species 31
    Total Count 307
    Wetland Condition 3Very little standing water (low tide for estuaries
    Wetland Threats
    Count Condition 5Ideal
    Count Type 1On foot
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes Water level extremely low as mouth only closed on 9 December 2009 after it had breached naturally on 14 July 2009. The natural breach happened only 5 months after it had closed on 4 February 2009 after the artificial breach of 29 September 2009.
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    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    10
    42Pelican, Great White
    (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
    280
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    10
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    180
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    70
    80Stork, White
    (Ciconia ciconia)
    540
    84Ibis, Hadada
    (Bostrychia hagedash)
    20
    88Goose, Spur-winged
    (Plectropterus gambensis)
    20
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    310
    94Shoveler, Cape
    (Spatula smithii)
    10
    149Eagle, African Fish
    (Haliaeetus vocifer)
    20
    231Oystercatcher, African
    (Haematopus moquini)
    10
    233Plover, Common Ringed
    (Charadrius hiaticula)
    30
    235Plover, White-fronted
    (Charadrius marginatus)
    21Confirmed Breeding
    237Plover, Kittlitz's
    (Charadrius pecuarius)
    210
    238Plover, Three-banded
    (Charadrius tricollaris)
    20
    241Plover, Grey
    (Pluvialis squatarola)
    110
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    30
    254Knot, Red
    (Calidris canutus)
    100
    258Sandpiper, Common
    (Actitis hypoleucos)
    10
    263Greenshank, Common
    (Tringa nebularia)
    10
    268Whimbrel, Eurasian
    (Numenius phaeopus)
    10
    287Gull, Kelp
    (Larus dominicanus)
    540
    289Gull, Hartlaub's
    (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii)
    140
    290Tern, Caspian
    (Hydroprogne caspia)
    20
    291Tern, Common
    (Sterna hirundo)
    10
    296Tern, Sandwich
    (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
    40
    304Tern, White-winged
    (Chlidonias leucopterus)
    90
    394Kingfisher, Pied
    (Ceryle rudis)
    50
    395Kingfisher, Giant
    (Megaceryle maxima)
    10
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    140


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    Thursday 22 February 2024 06:10
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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