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    Driftsands Dam (33571839)

    Western Cape

    Card 508512
    Compiler 13203
    Location code 33571839Driftsands Dam (Western Cape)
    Start date 2018-02-09
    Season SSummer
    Start time 08:15
    End time 10:20
    Shoreline covered 80
    Openwater covered 100
    Total Species 9
    Total Count 408
    Wetland Condition 3Very little standing water (low 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: 33 59 52,8 S 18 39 17,0 E. 2nd point 33 59 54,8 S 18 39 20.1 E. 3rd 34 00 01.2 S 18 39 27.8 E.4th obserbation point 33 59 51.9 S 18 39 31.2 E Due to dropped levels of water this might have affected the results. the starting time might have also affected the numbers observed. The fact that it was windy also affected the number of species observed.The reflection of the sun rays in the water might have affected visibilty.
    Survey notes

    Add additional observers
    Observer NumberNameOptions
    0A Balani
    0A Kewuti
    0B Ramavhuya
    0E Nkohla
    0M Madyolo
    0O Qwaka

    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    580Possibly Breeding
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    120Possibly Breeding
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    550Possibly Breeding
    270Stilt, Black-winged
    (Himantopus himantopus)
    530Possibly Breeding
    287Gull, Kelp
    (Larus dominicanus)
    296Tern, Sandwich
    (Thalasseus sandvicensis)

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    Thursday 18 April 2024 03:05
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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