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Gartmore Farm Dams (29213016)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PRIVATE LAND
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
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Date_registered
2008-05-28
Brief_description
A selection of two dams. Both dams are surveyed from hides. The adjacent fields sometimes also hold large numbers of ducks and geese. The site is situated on the Southern KZN birding route and it does have the three crane species breeding and feeding around the dams. The site is situated in the Karkloof conservancy.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta12.003   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata16.6020   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus13.7710   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus55.005   
202Crake, Baillon'sZapornia pusilla22.002
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.906
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea11.673   
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum112.3761   
215Crane, WattledGrus carunculata16.4322  2
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.432   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor11.001   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus46.008   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata15.4523   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata18.9424   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.302
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis17.5024   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca163.08300   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis233.04120   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis14.3112   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.564
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.0519   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.314   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus120.90167   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash436.60102   
82Ibis, Southern BaldGeronticus calvus1717.0017
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.672  
229Jacana, LesserMicroparra capensis22.002  
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.883
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.673
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus24.7012   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus113.5250   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.753   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata11.001
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.006   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.001   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens22.002
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos22.002  
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola33.003   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana12.407   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii23.004   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis13.336   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba16.4023   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus11.001   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha15.4127   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis13.074
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Saturday 23 October 2021 05:16
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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