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    Botriviervlei: C Arabella Golf Estate to Rooisand (34201907)

    Western Cape

    Card 509428
    Compiler 1354
    Location code 34201907Botriviervlei: C Arabella Golf Estate to Rooisand (Western Cape)
    Start date 2022-02-05
    Season SSummer
    Start time 07:15
    End time 11:15
    Shoreline covered 95
    Openwater covered 80
    Total Species 25
    Total Count 796
    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 Despite very windy conditions it was a good day and lots of birds seen, especially the Kelp Gulls & YB Duck. Also interesting to see so many chicks and juvenile birds.
    Survey notes


    Add additional observers
    Observer NumberNameOptions
    0C. Cheetham
     
    0C. Malan (Leader)
     
    0G. Ainsley
     
    0J. Parsons
     
    0P. Combrink
     

    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    4Grebe, Great Crested
    (Podiceps cristatus)
    20
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    250
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    230
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    80
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    40
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    30
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    450
    85Spoonbill, African
    (Platalea alba)
    30
    88Goose, Spur-winged
    (Plectropterus gambensis)
    190
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    140
    94Shoveler, Cape
    (Spatula smithii)
    290Confirmed Breeding
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    2550Confirmed Breeding
    97Teal, Red-billed
    (Anas erythrorhyncha)
    250Confirmed Breeding
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    30Confirmed Breeding
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    370Confirmed Breeding
    258Sandpiper, Common
    (Actitis hypoleucos)
    10
    262Sandpiper, Marsh
    (Tringa stagnatilis)
    10
    270Stilt, Black-winged
    (Himantopus himantopus)
    100Confirmed Breeding
    274Thick-knee, Water
    (Burhinus vermiculatus)
    10
    287Gull, Kelp
    (Larus dominicanus)
    2540Probably Breeding
    289Gull, Hartlaub's
    (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii)
    160
    290Tern, Caspian
    (Hydroprogne caspia)
    50
    291Tern, Common
    (Sterna hirundo)
    80
    296Tern, Sandwich
    (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
    20
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    30


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    Thursday 22 February 2024 05:45
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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