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    Driftsands Dam (33571839)

    Western Cape

    Card 508384
    Compiler 13203
    Location code 33571839Driftsands Dam (Western Cape)
    Start date 2020-02-20
    Season SSummer
    Start time 06:42
    End time 08:05
    Shoreline covered 80
    Openwater covered 100
    Total Species 20
    Total Count 240
    Wetland Condition 2Partially full (mid tide for estuaries)
    Wetland Threats
    Count Condition 3Moderate
    Count Type 1On foot
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes 1st observation point: S 34 00' 03.0" E 018 39'26.7". 2nd point S 33 59' 57.5" E 018 39'31.1". 3rd S33 59' 57.5 E 018 39'33.6.4th obserbation point S 33 59'47.5" E 018 39' 26.5 Due to dropped levels of water this might have affected the results. The fact that it was windy also affected the number of species observed.Weather conditions might have impact in the results
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    Add additional observers
    Observer NumberNameOptions
    0A.Kewuti
     
    0G.Tshangana
     
    0L.Ntantiso
     
    0M.Boesman
     
    0O.Qwaka
     

    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    50
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    20
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    20
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    10
    61Egret, Western Cattle
    (Bubulcus ibis)
    20
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    20
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    110Possibly Breeding
    94Shoveler, Cape
    (Spatula smithii)
    20Possibly Breeding
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    60Possibly Breeding
    97Teal, Red-billed
    (Anas erythrorhyncha)
    50
    98Teal, Cape
    (Anas capensis)
    380
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    150
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    700Possibly Breeding
    269Avocet, Pied
    (Recurvirostra avosetta)
    20
    270Stilt, Black-winged
    (Himantopus himantopus)
    450Possibly Breeding
    287Gull, Kelp
    (Larus dominicanus)
    30
    288Gull, Grey-headed
    (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
    20
    289Gull, Hartlaub's
    (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii)
    40Possibly Breeding
    296Tern, Sandwich
    (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
    30
    298Tern, Greater Crested
    (Thalasseus bergii)
    200


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    Thursday 18 April 2024 04:00
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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