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Olifants River Mouth North Bank (31411811)

Western Cape

CWAC status NEWLY REGISTERED
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Management status MINING PROPERTY
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
2016-02-08
Brief_description
Saline estuary, Oliphants River. Part of count area is coastline. The count is done from a point opposite the Papendorp jetty to the Atlantic. A sand island in the estuary is part of the count, as is a rocky island a short distance from the shore in the sea.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta66.006   
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus11.001   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis5288.00157   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus1822.0028   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa13.005   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata88.008   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta25.337   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus109128.00150   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor351.50100   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca33.003   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia46.678   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii1617.6721   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus3744.6757   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.332   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus214.0027   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus88.008   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash77.007   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis34.006
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus24.507   
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini615.3320   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus317.0031   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula1212.0012   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius123.6735   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.336   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus56.6710   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.338  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1313.0013  
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana22.674   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus48.0012   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta2020.0020   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis1616.0016   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia23.005   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo234338.00450   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii14.006   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis575.00200   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres1212.0012   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A50125.00200
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis511.3317
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus15.5010   
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Monday 30 January 2023 10:37
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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