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Ndumo Game Reserve: Nyamithi Pan (26533218)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA052 - NDUMO GAME RESERVE
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1993-01-17
Brief_description
In 2008, Ndumo Game Reserve has been in the spotlight due to the re-zoning of a section of land in the southeast of the reserve. A section of the protected area is being re-zoned for agricultural use, to be used by the surrounding subsistence communities. The Pongolo Floodplain system is highly diverse and supports various Red-data and CITES species. It falls within the Internationally recognised Maputaland-Pondoland Centre of endemism and is an International Biodiversity Hotspot. Only a small part of this unique floodplain system is under official protectection; the rest of the system are heavily impacted by subsistence farming. The re-zoning certainly does not bode well for the wetlands and associated waterbirds in the area; and indeed the reserve as a whole.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta11.784   
255Calidris alba15.009   
256Calidris pugnax181.55621  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta143.46171 125
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus119.97204   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus1774.50143  130
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.734
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa121.77131   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor1242.401184   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos11.502   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata1141.44741   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata22.673   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer14.5812
58Egret, GreatArdea alba216.00165   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.602   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta19.8448   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis113.2758   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus110.7531   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1113.5016   
893Gallinule, PurplePorphyrio martinica11.502
92Goose, African PygmyNettapus auritus217.5033   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca260.74339   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis125.57168   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia13.7112   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus44.004   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus33.003
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.502   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.403   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.865   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.7240   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.434   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.293   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata12.219   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.9524   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus132.83352   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash17.8827   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus111.1831  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.333
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.423
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis110.8940
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus11.502   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus217.38124   
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps22.002   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.506   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus18.7542   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus150.80167   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens160.67134   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula16.2516   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius111.9547   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris117.0963   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus33.003   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola11.001   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos112.1350  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1822.5027  
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus11.001
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis114.53102   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola112.7135   
306Skimmer, AfricanRynchops flavirostris11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba111.0746   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus137.38110  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta839.6076   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer11.502   
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis11.914   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus12.215   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis129.23233   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.443  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota16.0015   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha46.008   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia12.337   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A27.5015
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida123.0044   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus77.007   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus210.4733   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A369.33310
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp16.9416
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis114.0966
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Saturday 23 October 2021 04:45
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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