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Nantwich Saltpan (28292446)

Northern Cape

Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Management status PRIVATE LAND
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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A pan at the Nantwich Saltworks. Summer and winter counts for 1996 and 1997 have yielded small numbers of 10 waterbird species, including two waterfowl species, four plovers and three other shorebird species. The only inland site in the Northern Cape where Chestnutbanded Plover is regular; it is the second commonest species recorded, with 5-9 birds present throughout the year; up to 14 Little Stint are recorded in summer. A severe threat is landfill/reclamation at the saltworks; human disturbance is an important threat, and livestock grazing/trampling a mild threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax110.0023  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta116.3339   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata25.008   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus33.003   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata24.006   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata46.509   
58Egret, GreatArdea alba33.003   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta1154.0097   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis112.5024   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor11.001   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca11.673   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.502   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis11.502   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis11.001   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia120.3352   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala22.002   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea29.0016   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus44.004   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus1452.5091   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus11.001   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus16.5020   
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis66.006   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus17.3522   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula44.004   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius221.80104   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.7010   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma219.5037   
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni33.003   
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea22.002  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis15.5015   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola714.0021   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana12.756   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii711.0015   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus122.25186   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta117.6296   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis44.004   
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor22.002
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis24.1016   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha1227.5043   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus112.0023   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A716.0025
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.3618
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Wednesday 06 December 2023 08:28
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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