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Krugersdrift Dam (28522600)

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
IBA information SA049 - SOETDORING NATURE RESERVE
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1992-01-28
Brief_description
Large dam in Soetdoring Nature Reserve. Regularly has 5000+, occasionally up to 20000, waterbirds; species composition changes markedly with water level. Significant numbers of Darter, Cattle Egret (summer 1997), Egyptian Goose, South African Shelduck, and Red- knobbed Coot (winter 1997); all breed. Numbers of cormorants, herons, egrets, storks, ibises, shorebirds, gulls, terns and some waterfowl, peak in summer; other waterfowl peak in winter. Egyptian Goose increasing in winter, Blacksmith Plover in summer. Good numbers of Black- winged Stilt and Whitewinged Tern in summer 1997; of Dabchick in winter 1997. Important threats are pollution and eutrophication; quelea control operations (e.g. poison sprays) have caused much damage. Badly timed water release from the dam may adversely affect some aquatic birds.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta11.222   
256Calidris pugnax1347.123719  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta110.7870   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata272381.02137815000250010000
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus167.27555   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus185.111174  130
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.001
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea111.6733   
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum11.001   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata12.677   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa194.32835500250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.336   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor1672.50129   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos17.7526   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa22.503   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A193193.00193
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus55.005   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata295.60596   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata13489.38202917008501000
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer12.437
58Egret, GreatArdea alba18.7632   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia13.6910   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta118.71158   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis1745.085102 5000 
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus166.11548   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor150.53305   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca462252.749846350017503200
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis5507.943462 1875710
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis18.2528   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus18.4236 25 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis197.18742500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia15.0011   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus147.67194   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca13.808   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.172   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala19.6542   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath317.7437   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea130.69139   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.256   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.332   
63Heron, StriatedButorides striata11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus150.86250   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus116.8570   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash110.0355   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.333
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus8148.19497   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus14.9119   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus33.003   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens11.001   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus25.509   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula16.2530   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius124.71161   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris17.1621   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma138.00230   
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni22851.005618100501700
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.144  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea183.91333  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis13.3811   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana1483.673545420210500
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii230.73112   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.332   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba125.65118 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus178.23390   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1212.751075   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra11.001   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis126.3381   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis22.002  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis114.7494   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha274.98543   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia176.137471356820
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida281.534291507585
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1224.691584 1000 
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres11.332   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A4471.002014
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis127.48349
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus22.674   
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Saturday 04 February 2023 05:37
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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