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Dampoort Dam (28112429)

Northern Cape

Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Management status PRIVATE FARM
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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A farm dam with open shoreline, some habitat for shorebirds and no fringing vegetation. Counts are available for 1996 and 1997 and show mainly small numbers of 25 species; large totals were obtained only for Dabchick and Egyptian Goose, while Whitebreasted Cormorant, South African Shelduck, Yellowbilled Duck, Cape Shoveller and Redknobbed Coot were recorded in numbers ranging from 10 to 22 birds; all these counts were in winter. The relatively high count in winter 1996 was due to the large number (212) of Egyptian Geese. Very small numbers of Greater and Lesser Flamingo, and Yellowbilled Stork, have occurred. Movements possibly occur between this site and Spitskop Dam. Grazing and trampling by livestock constitute a significant threat; human disturbance is a mild threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
72Scopus umbretta11.202   
256Calidris pugnax1100.60493  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta13.004   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata180.08611   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus15.9322   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus13.5510   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa19.8033   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.332
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata14.508   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata14.7310   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.502   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia12.003   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.3813   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis125.4284   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus12.334   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor44.004   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca274.38368   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis110.4028   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis33.003   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis123.3968   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.675   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus13.7510   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.332   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.202   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.893   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.003   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus16.1724   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash11.754   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.001   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.001
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus28.5053   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius12.174   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.144   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma23.505   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.332  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea440.0087  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis22.002   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.502   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana132.67226 210 
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii113.6965   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba13.7512   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus113.0953   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta251.38174   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis14.009   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis28.2527   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha216.27101   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia11.001   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida11.502   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus335.29152   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A212.3057
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis12.648
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