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Olifants River Mouth Island (31391811)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority CapeNature
Management status
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2017-07-25
Brief_description
Shifting sandbanks in the Olifants River mouth. Used by terns and cormorants as a daytime roost.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
256Calidris pugnax22.002  
255Calidris alba1435.3885   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta110.7519   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis34191.5031500550027503000
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus28.5015   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus13.177   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.502   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa22.002   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.885   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus19.3335   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia16.8628   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus12.207   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii217.4787   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus144.78203 150 
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.502   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.003   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus11.001   
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini18.3324 24 
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus49.5015   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus11.673   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula16.7116   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola24.258   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius12.004   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris55.005   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus16.9220   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos22.002  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea2042.6773  
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.001   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus11.001   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta516.6031   
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea11.001  
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia13.509   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo1011593.5380000800040001800
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii4420.432000500250200
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis155.1795   
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus12.297   
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Monday 06 February 2023 05:53
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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