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    Zwartkops River Estuary (33522538)

    Eastern Cape

    Card 510681
    Compiler 2
    Location code 33522538Zwartkops River Estuary (Eastern Cape)
    Start date 2011-02-01
    Season SSummer
    Start time 07:30
    End time 14:25
    Shoreline covered 80
    Openwater covered 90
    Total Species 43
    Total Count 4596
    Wetland Condition 3Very little standing water (low tide for estuaries
    Wetland Threats 15Pollution by domestic sewage
    Count Condition 4Good
    Count Type 5Mixed
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes Tide came in early - some of lower banks up river partly covered. Boat to vantage point & by foot on mudbanks. Many threats to this urban estuary
    Survey notes


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    Observer NumberNameOptions
    2Paul Martin
     

    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    10
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
    80
    48Cormorant, Cape
    (Phalacrocorax capensis)
    80
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Microcarbo africanus)
    430
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    160
    56Heron, Goliath
    (Ardea goliath)
    30
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    580
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    1440
    85Spoonbill, African
    (Platalea alba)
    150
    86Flamingo, Greater
    (Phoenicopterus roseus)
    40
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
    171Confirmed Breeding
    149Eagle, African Fish
    (Haliaeetus vocifer)
    10
    231Oystercatcher, African
    (Haematopus moquini)
    273Confirmed Breeding
    232Turnstone, Ruddy
    (Arenaria interpres)
    3350
    233Plover, Common Ringed
    (Charadrius hiaticula)
    1050
    235Plover, White-fronted
    (Charadrius marginatus)
    160
    237Plover, Kittlitz's
    (Charadrius pecuarius)
    340
    238Plover, Three-banded
    (Charadrius tricollaris)
    10
    239Plover, Greater Sand
    (Charadrius leschenaultii)
    280
    241Plover, Grey
    (Pluvialis squatarola)
    4040
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    531Confirmed Breeding
    251Sandpiper, Curlew
    (Calidris ferruginea)
    4690
    253Stint, Little
    (Calidris minuta)
    120
    255, Sanderling
    (Calidris alba)
    850
    257Sandpiper, Terek
    (Xenus cinereus)
    660
    258Sandpiper, Common
    (Actitis hypoleucos)
    30
    263Greenshank, Common
    (Tringa nebularia)
    1070
    266Godwit, Bar-tailed
    (Limosa lapponica)
    470
    267Curlew, Eurasian
    (Numenius arquata)
    120
    268Whimbrel, Eurasian
    (Numenius phaeopus)
    4490
    274Thick-knee, Water
    (Burhinus vermiculatus)
    10
    287Gull, Kelp
    (Larus dominicanus)
    9770Confirmed Breeding
    288Gull, Grey-headed
    (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
    2280
    289Gull, Hartlaub's
    (Chroicocephalus hartlaubii)
    150
    290Tern, Caspian
    (Hydroprogne caspia)
    40
    291Tern, Common
    (Sterna hirundo)
    4560
    296Tern, Sandwich
    (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
    290
    298Tern, Greater Crested
    (Thalasseus bergii)
    60
    299Tern, Little
    (Sternula albifrons)
    660
    304Tern, White-winged
    (Chlidonias leucopterus)
    1990
    394Kingfisher, Pied
    (Ceryle rudis)
    70
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    320
    10004Goose, Domestic
    (Anser anser)
    50


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    Thursday 18 April 2024 02:36
    FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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