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    Driftsands Dam (33571839)

    Western Cape

    Card 509019
    Compiler 20434
    Location code 33571839Driftsands Dam (Western Cape)
    Start date 2019-06-19
    Season WWinter
    Start time 09:15
    End time 09:45
    Shoreline covered 80
    Openwater covered 100
    Total Species 13
    Total Count 111
    Wetland Condition 3Very little standing water (low tide for estuaries
    Wetland Threats
    Count Condition 2Poor
    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
    0O.Qwaka, S.Mabani, S. Mnyolo, A.Kewuti, A.Makawu

    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    02Possibly Breeding
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    02Possibly Breeding
    61Egret, Western Cattle
    (Bubulcus ibis)
    02Possibly Breeding
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    132Possibly Breeding
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    82Possibly Breeding
    98Teal, Cape
    (Anas capensis)
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    402Possibly Breeding
    237Plover, Kittlitz's
    (Charadrius pecuarius)
    02Possibly Breeding
    238Plover, Three-banded
    (Charadrius tricollaris)
    02Possibly Breeding
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    112Possibly Breeding
    270Stilt, Black-winged
    (Himantopus himantopus)
    92Possibly Breeding
    289Gull, Hartlaub's
    (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii)
    02Possibly Breeding

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    Thursday 18 April 2024 04:20
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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