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Sakrivierspoort Wetlands (31502208)

Northern Cape

Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Two dams and a seasonal wetland on the Sakrivier. Counts from summer 1995 to summer 1997 have yielded small to moderate numbers of a good selection of waterbirds, including good totals of South African Shelduck. Shorebird numbers are highest in summer, as are numbers of Reed Cormorant, ibises, Moorhen and several duck species; Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese are commoner in winter. Numbers of Sacred Ibis and Blacksmith Plover have increased in summer, and Cape Wagtail counts have increased in both seasons. Threats are agriculture along drying margins, livestock trampling/grazing, and dam construction.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
72Scopus umbretta11.332   
256Calidris pugnax116.0032  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta825.2561   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus12.647   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1356.65251   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus114.2227   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus23.576   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.004   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa22.565   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa24.6010   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5656.0056
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata22.002   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata629.0467   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.737   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis216.5534   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus149.50153   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca43231.57622   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis27.5717   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis211.7142   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus12.806   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis211.1329   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia13.839   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax22.002   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.0513   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea24.869   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus120.6837   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus22.002   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash28.3521   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus12.005
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis13.1112
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus1741.1773   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus210.4118   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis22.503   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius123.0572   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris1129.9669   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma77.508   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.754  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea18.0021  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.457   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.672   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana13105.26247 210 
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii29.8124   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis23.577   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba16.9019   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus116.6734   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1644.00124   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra11.001   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis22.002   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis26.8817   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha222.2764   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida33.003   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus66.006   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.001   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A2576.75130
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis4392.78162
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Wednesday 06 December 2023 07:12
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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