Email: CS/ADU no: Password:  
  Forgot/Reset password

Klipvoor Dam (25102751)

North West

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information
Ramsar information
Heritage information
View Cards Click here
   

Information 

Date_registered
1993-01-30
Brief_description
A large dam on the Morotele River in Borakalalo Nature Reserve. Has fringing reedbeds; when water level is low there is shoreline habitat for waders. Holds an excellent variety of waterbirds, including globally significant numbers of Great Crested Grebe in winter. Large numbers of Yellowbilled Stork occur in summer, and good numbers of cormorants occur, especially in winter (Whitebreasted breeds). Grebes, Darter, Sacred Ibis, waterfowl, Redknobbed Coot, and Threebanded, Blacksmith and Wattled Plovers are commoner in winter. Summer counts have increased during the survey period. Pollution and siltation are mild threats.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta15.7923   
256Calidris pugnax128.90132  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta219.0057   
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii11.001   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.142   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata181.97395   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus2114.95522   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus1319.081658  130
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra15.7038
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa650.24106   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa25.0012   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor815.0025   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos14.0014   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.001   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A39.0020
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus15.3316   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata161.57340   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata118.4175   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer318.3461
58Egret, GreatArdea alba126.9298   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia18.7440   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta130.58189   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis141.92192   
213Finfoot, AfricanPodica senegalensis11.583 
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus16.2517   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor14.508   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca28416.921102   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis115.39104   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis12.504   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus136.682425025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis130.94122   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia110.9433   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus122.91156   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus12.334
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca18.2727   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax111.7678   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala15.5018   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath15.8514   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea145.00334   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea15.4022   
65Heron, Rufous-belliedArdeola rufiventris33.003   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides127.06111   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata113.8663   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus117.8979   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus116.38128   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash17.2732   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus111.5639   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima12.5910
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.252
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus02.6112
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis132.7677
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus14.6514   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus363.76166   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus13.755   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata11.001
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.112
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis12.504   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula11.001   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius122.67148   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris111.2669   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma111.5533   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos110.0077  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea25.3312  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis17.9231   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola19.0654   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii19.9154   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba141.4320615075 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus123.55107   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1231.6079   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer33.003   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis138.35208   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.502  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota13.206   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis214.8052   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha130.0796   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia11.252   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida123.081761507585
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus150.50217   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus22.002   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A55.506
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp22.673
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis14.3321
FITZ logo Ramsar Wetlands International http://www.sanbi.org/

Saturday 04 February 2023 05:25
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License