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Springbok Sewerage Works (29401753)

Northern Cape

Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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A small site; sewage ponds, with open water and a little fringing vegetation of reeds. Two summer and two winter counts show mainly small numbers of the commoner wetland bird species, and also Great Crested and Blacknecked Grebes (in summer only). The most numerous species has been Cape Teal, with good counts both in summer and winter. The small amount of data available give little indication of seasonality of occurrence in most species, although both Palearctic and other shorebirds are more numerous in summer. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax12.204  
1016Anas platyrhynchos22.002
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta15.1326   
1027Booby, Red-footedSula sula1919.0019
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata212.7134   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa99.009   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa77.007   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos12.5811
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa15.6622   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A33.003
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata18.5725   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca219.0371   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.502   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis44.004   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus44.004   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis121.4258   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.093   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.383   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus120.3491   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus11.001   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash12.577   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus223.1281   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus16.2219   
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva11.001
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris113.9570   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma77.007   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.085  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea11.001  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.003   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola14.6511   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana214.0564   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii110.4838   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.335   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus111.9233   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta13.507   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer11.001   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis645.81104   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha12.145   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.003
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis214.3054
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Saturday 02 December 2023 07:17
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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