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Blinkpan (Lothair) (26203020)


Authority Barberton Bird Club
Management status PRIVATE LAND
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information SA019 - CHRISSIE PANS
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A salt pan of 95 ha, with a basin and shoreline of bare rock and sand; maximum recorded water depth 10-15 cm; surrounded by grassland, with one low sedge bed on the eastern shore. After one count in February 1992, there were counts from winter 1996 to winter 1997. Summer counts have yielded higher numbers and biomass of birds, but the total number of species recorded is similar in both seasons. Numbers of Greater Flamingo, and Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese, are higher in summer, when small numbers of Palearctic shorebirds occur; summer 1992 also produced a good count of Whitewinged Tern. Good winter counts of Curlew Sandpiper are recorded. The site is noteworthy for its small population of Chestnutbanded Plover. A count in September 1986 (D.G. Allan) included 25 Chestnutbanded and 4 Kittlitz's Plover (both species breeding), and 55 Crowned Crane roosting in the pan. Minor threats are livestock trampling, and fertilizer ingress after storms.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax11.001  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta128.31250250125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata229.4493   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus16.5027   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus120.2542   
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum56.007   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata22.002   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa1212.0012   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1645.5075
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus24.006   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata217.92106   
58Egret, GreatArdea alba34.005   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia1212.0012   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta4343.0043   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis113.0039   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1120.36900 625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor5918.3110800 10000600
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca2109.26500   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis118.11126   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus28.0016   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis515.0027   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.001   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus14.7512   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala15.007   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.3321   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus111.0021   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus14.007   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash13.337   
82Ibis, Southern BaldGeronticus calvus66.006 
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus11.502   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus15.6836   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus22.002
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus13.137   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius17.0027   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.004   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma238.00107   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos55.005  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea11.332  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis45.006   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola14.0010   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana44.004   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii218.09102   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis33.003   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba13.8616   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus114.4096   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1123.331000   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis55.005  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota33.003   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis25.009   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha17.3831   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida77.007   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus144.00123   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A2136.00400
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis14.0019
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