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Hartbeespoort Dam (25452752)

North West

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
IBA information SA025 - MAGALIESBERG & WITWATERSBERG
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1995-01-15
Brief_description
Small numbers of species have been recorded, the commonest bird being Whiskered Tern. There is great disturbance from human activities such as boating, water-skiing and fishing. The bird rich areas became prime development sites & became out-of-bounds for regular monitoring & as more people began to use the dam the water quality degraded appallingly. Counts were initially suspended in 1999 but in 2009 it was started up again. Further monitoring is required.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
1016Anas platyrhynchos16.3620
10015Anas hybrid17.0021
72Scopus umbretta12.1410   
256Calidris pugnax112.5721  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta150.91165 125 
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii33.003   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.604   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata51576.42772150002500 
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus2182.75342   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus2288.75679  130
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia11.001-1
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra116.9163
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa1144.67399 250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa210.7639   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos16.2714
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor114.2028   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos45.408   
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata11.672
10003Duck, MuscovyCairina moschata11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A125.71100
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus23.677   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata3238.39882   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata5149.21310   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer23.557
58Egret, GreatArdea alba111.2228   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia15.1321   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta239.39148   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis2717.462003   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus129.25140   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor14.007   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser133.31363
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca3391.051019   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis14.6319   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis115.3334   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus120.061055025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis1140.62486 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia15.5010   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus4143.43438   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
166Harrier, Western MarshCircus aeruginosus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca16.8816   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax19.1354   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala111.5264   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath15.8818   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea244.2996   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea18.0419   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides221.7159   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata38.9523   
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus16313.821107 1000 
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus231.53137   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash682.17149   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus19.8244   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima13.8010
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata22.002
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus13.005
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis221.0454
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus116.1951   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus3190.82342   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus1277.96264   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.502
360Owl, African GrassTyto capensis11.001
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.003
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius310.0027   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris210.7831   
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina24.507
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma128.19188   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.8223  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.334   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola111.3130   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana13.6010   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii239.45147   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.673   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba116.62146 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus224.80132   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta228.60105   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis15.9012   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis15.6012  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.252
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor12.254
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota12.755   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis353.95135   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha339.38121   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia321.0071 6820
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida525.3351   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus113.9275   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.001   
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp413.0933
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis242.17147
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Saturday 04 February 2023 06:02
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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