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    Botriviervlei: C Arabella Golf Estate to Rooisand (34201907)

    Western Cape

    Card 504448
    Compiler 58
    Location code 34201907Botriviervlei: C Arabella Golf Estate to Rooisand (Western Cape)
    Start date 2011-02-12
    Season SSummer
    Start time 07:30
    End time 12:00
    Shoreline covered 95
    Openwater covered 95
    Total Species 29
    Total Count 334
    Wetland Condition 2Partially full (mid tide for estuaries)
    Wetland Threats
    Count Condition 5Ideal
    Count Type 1On foot
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes Lovely conditions to CWAC. Lagoon still relatively full for mid-summer. Noticeably absent - most duck species, Red-knobbed Coot (none), Common Moorhen (none), Little Grebe (none), Black-necked Grebe (none). There is very little to no grasses to feed off in the shallow waters for these birds. Obviously haven't recovered from an artificial breach on 29 September 2008, followed by a natural breach on 14 July 2009. Very few Reed Cormorants, Terns and Gulls either but a large flock of Pelicans and White Storks (the latter in Section A1). Not sure whether the fish stocks have improved but the birdlife, in the main, certainly hasn't.
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    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    4Grebe, Great Crested
    (Podiceps cristatus)
    40
    42Pelican, Great White
    (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
    740
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    200
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    70
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    40
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    20
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    50
    85Spoonbill, African
    (Platalea alba)
    20
    86Flamingo, Greater
    (Phoenicopterus roseus)
    50
    88Goose, Spur-winged
    (Plectropterus gambensis)
    60
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    230
    94Shoveler, Cape
    (Spatula smithii)
    30
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    470
    149Eagle, African Fish
    (Haliaeetus vocifer)
    30
    216Crane, Blue
    (Grus paradisea)
    60
    231Oystercatcher, African
    (Haematopus moquini)
    10
    235Plover, White-fronted
    (Charadrius marginatus)
    20
    237Plover, Kittlitz's
    (Charadrius pecuarius)
    70
    238Plover, Three-banded
    (Charadrius tricollaris)
    40
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    50
    263Greenshank, Common
    (Tringa nebularia)
    10
    270Stilt, Black-winged
    (Himantopus himantopus)
    80
    287Gull, Kelp
    (Larus dominicanus)
    250
    289Gull, Hartlaub's
    (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii)
    170
    290Tern, Caspian
    (Hydroprogne caspia)
    30
    291Tern, Common
    (Sterna hirundo)
    230
    296Tern, Sandwich
    (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
    50
    394Kingfisher, Pied
    (Ceryle rudis)
    70
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    150


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    Thursday 22 February 2024 06:33
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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