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Wadrif Saltpan (32131821)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority CapeNature
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1998-01-22
Brief_description
Seasonal saline wetland. When conditions are favourable the site can hold large numbers of nomadic waterbirds such as flamingos and ducks.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
1016Anas platyrhynchos13.678
256Calidris pugnax195.10328  
255Calidris alba140.50195   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta1112.21969250125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1224.50943   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus18.0039   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus13.809   
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea12.577   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.672   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa125.80103  75
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A6363.0063
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata3111.88534   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.172
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta15.5010   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus3326.3238991250625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1413.625257  600
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca175.511000   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis111.9245   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis261.09639250125240
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus13.338   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis131.75219   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.915   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus13.336   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii1139.24557250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus16.0033   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus22.002
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.333   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.8713   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus14.258   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus110.4025   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash13.6010   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus18.2836   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.003   
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini14.6024 24 
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus29.3317   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus118.50126   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula116.77162   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius247.58211   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris17.0057   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus123.8896   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma128.83154   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos13.336  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1173.431725  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis244.33120   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola25.3311   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana192.481365420210500
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii2113.28509350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.001   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus166.30510 500 
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1170.032864   
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota22.002   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis1123.181079   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha261.67213   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia127.171571356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo41825.1411739800040001800
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii1288.262743500250200
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis138.75100   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus222.0042   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A30366.67883
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Monday 30 January 2023 10:19
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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