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    Botriviervlei: C Arabella Golf Estate to Rooisand (34201907)

    Western Cape

    Card 504440
    Compiler 58
    Location code 34201907Botriviervlei: C Arabella Golf Estate to Rooisand (Western Cape)
    Start date 2010-07-10
    Season WWinter
    Start time 08:15
    End time 10:30
    Shoreline covered 85
    Openwater covered 85
    Total Species 24
    Total Count 543
    Wetland Condition 2Partially full (mid tide for estuaries)
    Wetland Threats
    Count Condition 1Bad
    Count Type 1On foot
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes Terrible conditions to count in. Poured with rain non-stop. Got drenched to the bone through rain gear. Conditions under foot soaking wet. Visibility due to rain not very good. Although not full, the level of the water in the lagoon had risen considerably in comparison to the drought-like conditions in the February count due to 2 breaches in 2009. Highlights - 3 Openbill Storks (apparently a 1st reporting for CWAC but not for the area) and an Osprey with a fish in its talon.
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    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    4Grebe, Great Crested
    (Podiceps cristatus)
    30
    5Grebe, Black-necked
    (Podiceps nigricollis)
    70
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    80
    42Pelican, Great White
    (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
    60
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    200
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    550
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    30
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    10
    74Openbill, African
    (Anastomus lamelligerus)
    30
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    540
    84Ibis, Hadada
    (Bostrychia hagedash)
    30
    88Goose, Spur-winged
    (Plectropterus gambensis)
    10
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    110
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    150
    149Eagle, African Fish
    (Haliaeetus vocifer)
    10
    172Osprey, Western
    (Pandion haliaetus)
    10
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    10
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    50
    270Stilt, Black-winged
    (Himantopus himantopus)
    40
    274Thick-knee, Water
    (Burhinus vermiculatus)
    30
    287Gull, Kelp
    (Larus dominicanus)
    3160
    289Gull, Hartlaub's
    (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii)
    190
    394Kingfisher, Pied
    (Ceryle rudis)
    20
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    10


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

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