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    Botriviervlei: C Arabella Golf Estate to Rooisand (34201907)

    Western Cape

    Card 504472
    Compiler 58
    Location code 34201907Botriviervlei: C Arabella Golf Estate to Rooisand (Western Cape)
    Start date 2012-02-11
    Season SSummer
    Start time 07:45
    End time 12:10
    Shoreline covered 95
    Openwater covered 95
    Total Species 27
    Total Count 436
    Wetland Condition 1Full (High tide for estuaries)
    Wetland Threats
    Count Condition 3Moderate
    Count Type 1On foot
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes There'd been quite a bit of rain overnight and early morning but it cleared up for the count …. The golf course was quite wet under foot but viewing conditions were good. We had 4 new counters on our team, Linda Stephens, Linda de Kock, Marié Joubert and Jane van den Heever. None of them had been to Arabella before so they were quite blown away by the estate and the exercise as a whole. The bird numbers, and more so the variety of species, were pretty disappointing but nonetheless, it was an enjoyable count. After our count we went to the Rooisand Hide - the 4 new ladies hadn't been there either - and we had good sightings of a number of the duck species, Spoonbills, etc but it was very windy and cold in the hide so after our bite to eat we made our way back to the cars and headed home ... these species weren't counted as this wasn't out section
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    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    4Grebe, Great Crested
    (Podiceps cristatus)
    20
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    50
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    130
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    180
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    40
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    20
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    10
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    20
    83Ibis, Glossy
    (Plegadis falcinellus)
    10
    84Ibis, Hadada
    (Bostrychia hagedash)
    50
    88Goose, Spur-winged
    (Plectropterus gambensis)
    10
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    60
    94Shoveler, Cape
    (Spatula smithii)
    40
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    70
    149Eagle, African Fish
    (Haliaeetus vocifer)
    30
    167Harrier, African Marsh
    (Circus ranivorus)
    10
    208Swamphen, African
    (Porphyrio madagascariensis)
    10
    210Moorhen, Common
    (Gallinula chloropus)
    30
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    3100
    216Crane, Blue
    (Grus paradisea)
    40
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    50
    270Stilt, Black-winged
    (Himantopus himantopus)
    30
    287Gull, Kelp
    (Larus dominicanus)
    150
    289Gull, Hartlaub's
    (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii)
    50
    290Tern, Caspian
    (Hydroprogne caspia)
    40
    394Kingfisher, Pied
    (Ceryle rudis)
    30
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    80


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    Thursday 22 February 2024 06:41
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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