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Koppies Dam (27152741)

Free State

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Free State Department of Tourism, Environmental and Economic Affairs
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
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Date_registered
1992-01-28
Brief_description
A state dam on the Renoster River. Holds large numbers of a good variety of waterbirds; in summer, globally significant counts of Southern Pochard and Marsh Sandpiper, and a nationally significant count of Redknobbed Coot. Good numbers of Darter, Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese, Yellowbilled Duck and Blacksmith Plover also occur. The high total count and total biomass in summer 1993 reflect unusually large number of Egyptian Goose (1574 birds) and Redknobbed Coot (3529), plus maximum counts of Glossy Ibis and Fulvous Duck. The high biomass figure for winter 1993 reflects the presence of 647 Spurwinged Goose and good numbers of Yellowbilled Duck, Redbilled Teal and Redknobbed Coot. Mild threats are posed by siltation, hunting and poaching.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
256Calidris pugnax329.70111  
72Scopus umbretta11.673   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta110.0935   
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii12.003   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata34795.673529 2500 
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus11.001   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus120.5695   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus128.84217  130
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.756
198Crake, CornCrex crex11.001 
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa151.87205   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa22.755   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor442.75208   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos15.0012   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus1010.0010   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata218.4378   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata3230.85984 850 
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer12.005
58Egret, GreatArdea alba13.0612   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia23.408   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.756   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis239.55256   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus231.2380   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor121.5761   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca2327.311574   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis192.18647   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus22.806   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis114.3269   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.753   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus121.0359   
899Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus11.001
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.603   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax13.337   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala16.0635   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath18.9218   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea16.4028   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.332   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides12.004   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus15.6838   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus125.67116   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash15.2815   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.001   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.442
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.755
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis13.5620
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus22.002   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus768.85298   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus18.4329   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata88.008
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis25.1711
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula15.1715   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius136.45203   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris17.4128   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma164.27508500250460
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni59805980.005980100501700
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.0016  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea179.18319  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis3180.20850550275710
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola110.5034   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana16.8924   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii213.1759   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis116.1475   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba18.0025   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus110.5045   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta187.92450   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis14.4513   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.254  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis210.3332   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha274.78357   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia124.78112 6820
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii99.009   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A55.005
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida217.3170   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus249.58156   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A20238.33506
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis117.96124
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Saturday 04 February 2023 05:48
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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