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Kamfers Dam (28402446)

Northern Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
IBA information SA032 - KAMFERS DAM
Ramsar information
Heritage information 179 - KAMFERS DAM
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Date_registered
1995-01-13
Brief_description
An IBA. A large pan with Phragmites reedbeds, mudflats, and emergent grass; was ephemeral but now supplemented by sewage water inflow. Excellent habitat for waterbirds, many of which breed, including Chestnutbanded Plover. Globally significant counts of Blacknecked Grebe (large numbers bred recently); nationally significant numbers of Dabchick, and of Greater Flamingo; large numbers of Lesser Flamingo. Glossy Ibis, South African Shelduck, Cape and Hottentot Teal, Cape Shoveller, Blacksmith Plover, Blackwinged Stilt and Greyheaded Gull peak in summer. In winter, peak numbers of Yellowbilled Duck, Redbilled Teal, Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese, Moorhen, Redknobbed Coot, and Whiskered Tern occur. Eutrophication and reed encroachment are severe threats. Important threats are domestic dogs and cats, poaching and overhead powerlines; livestock grazing/trampling is a mild threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta11.001   
256Calidris pugnax3181.63612  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta145.29307250125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1231.791576   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus14.009   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus11.504   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.502
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.001   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor88.008   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa140.47170  75
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A26.6716
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus11.502   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata140.76241   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata127.00229   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.332
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.003   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis3169.15642   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus802022.40241701250625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor33410954.19500002000010000600
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca211.3855   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis111.0049   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis7403.182157250125240
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus33.003   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis268.21358 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia16.3630   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus1348.0423571000500 
899Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus11.001
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.332
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.795   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.205   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.186   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.502   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides23.505   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus113.2538   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus133.84207   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash16.0018   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus22.002
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.001
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus846.83165   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus179.93414   
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus11.001   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus18.0018   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula17.7116   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola22.002   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius111.3845   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris112.0041   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma160.26552500250460
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.332-1
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea136.08115  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis131.08109   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola113.0848   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana232.57129   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii140.35151   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis14.0015   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba14.508   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus4144.15774 500 
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta4196.24626   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis44.004   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.8511  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota120.9595   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis2125.18564   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha131.05116   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A24357.50691
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida118.0045   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus35230.87769   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A28.3014
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis117.0075
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Wednesday 01 February 2023 10:53
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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