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Faugh A Ballagh (30522438)

Northern Cape

Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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A large farm dam on the Seekoei River, with an open shoreline but extensive Phragmites reedbeds towards the inlet. When the water level is low, good foraging habitat for shorebirds is exposed. Counts were made in winter 1996, summer 1997, and winter 1997 when the water level was low. In summer only nine species were recorded, Egyptian Goose and South African Shelduck being more numerous than in winter, while numbers of four other waterfowl species peaked in winter. In winter 1997, peak numbers of all six shorebird species were counted, including 42 Avocet; of these species, only Kittlitz's Plover was recorded in summer 1997. Good numbers of Cape Wagtail occur in winter. Other species of note are Osprey and Caspian Tern. Overhead powerlines are an important threat; mild threats are livestock grazing and trampling, barrage construction, and angling.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
72Scopus umbretta11.502   
256Calidris pugnax2097.33184  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta216.0042   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1496.672772 2500 
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus110.9143   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus113.7054   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa55.005   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa210.7528   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata2137.87357   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer12.005
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus13.506   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor5050.0050   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca997.20320   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis115.3178   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus19.5030 25 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis313.1436   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia15.0015   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus66.006   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala22.002   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea17.3323   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus16.8228   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus58.0011   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash15.1425   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.001
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus534.67217   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula66.006   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius118.4361   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris113.1035   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma55.005   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos1717.0017  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea11.502  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis336.0079   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana249.71181   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii28.4522   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis44.004   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba16.3023   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus132.64155   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta782.00239   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis44.004   
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota44.004   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis18.8021   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha29.2531   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia11.001   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida33.003   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus34.005   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A162162.00162
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis244.13142
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