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Bosduiwekop Dam (30152445)

Northern Cape

Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Management status PRIVATE FARM
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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A farm dam; shoreline open, predominantly rocky, with no vegetation. During 1996 small numbers of 14 species were recorded, 11 species in summer and 7 in winter. The bulk of the summer total was made up of four waterfowl species: Egyptian Goose, South African Shelduck, Yellowbilled Duck and Spurwinged Goose. The dam was dry in the winter, when the count was low and the commonest species was Cape Wagtail; 9 Avocet and 7 Egyptian Goose were also recorded. A mild threat is livestock grazing and trampling. No birds were recorded during 1997 as the dam was dry.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax640.2071  
72Scopus umbretta11.202   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta57.679   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1388.891800   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus13.759   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus13.7511   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.504   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.001   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A128128.00128
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus1628.0040   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata2104.53500   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.202
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus124.0067   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca363.35172   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis188.00339   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus210.0018   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis168.63216   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia3232.0032   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.865   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.134   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus23.005   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash12.003   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus212.4135   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus1414.0014   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula33.003   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius115.6761   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris16.1713   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma18.0021   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos15.008  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea34.506  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis33.003   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana228.11102   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii114.5064   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis33.003   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.757   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus110.4040   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta10164.86285   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis11.001   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis28.0018   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha16.1121   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia11.001   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida88.008   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus89.5011   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus22.002   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A683.00160
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis219.0861
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