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Springfontein Dam (32192238)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information SA102 - KAROO NATIONAL PARK
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1994-01-23
Brief_description
This dam is adjacent to Beaufort West town. Four summer and three winter counts have yielded small to good numbers of a reasonable selection of waterbirds, including good summer counts of shorebirds such as Marsh Sandpiper, Little Stint, Ruff, Avocet and Blackwinged Stilt. Kittlitz's Plover is relatively common in summer and winter, while Threebanded and Blacksmith Plover are more numerous in winter. The dam holds moderate numbers of waterfowl, including South African Shelduck and Cape Teal; waterfowl appear to be marginally more numerous in winter. Good numbers of Cape Wagtail suggest a roost locally. Threats are dam/barrage construction, and solid waste.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta12.205   
256Calidris pugnax152.23216  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta146.27302250125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata132.69144   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus11.332   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus316.6733   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos33.003   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata318.7784   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis17.8620   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus28.4012   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca244.38122   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis13.337   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis126.86153 125 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis112.3324   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.095   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus231.3389   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.402   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.787   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus15.6715   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus22.503   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash14.6712   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus537.50107   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus5252.0052   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius1254.68203   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris114.6241   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma37.1714   
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni11.001   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.252  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea338.22112  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis215.2767   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana230.8587   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii216.8156   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba13.4613   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus130.95122   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta25182.00687   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis215.3265   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha116.6762   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida4242.0042   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus137.86106   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A40175.00300
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis353.42215
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Monday 06 February 2023 04:31
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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