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Beaufort West Bird Sanctuary (32222237)

Western Cape

Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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This sanctuary comprises a sewage works, which holds small to moderate numbers of quite a good variety of waterbirds. Sacred Ibis, Yellowbilled Duck and Redbilled Teal are commoner in winter, while Cape Teal, Cape Shoveller, plovers, Blackwinged Stilt and Greyheaded Gull are commoner in summer. A good count of Avocet was recorded in summer 1995, but there appears to be little habitat suitable for Palearctic shorebirds in summer. The survey figures indicate a marked decline in the total number of species, total count and biomass, in summer (species involved including Dabchick, South African Shelduck, Cape Teal, Cape Shoveller and Redknobbed Coot). No threats have been identified. test

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
72Scopus umbretta11.694   
256Calidris pugnax220.4771  
10015Anas hybrid11.001
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta116.7344   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1236.2272   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus14.7525   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus14.0011   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa11.803   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa13.3016   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A100100.00100
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata11.672   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata125.7782   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.332   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis117.9084   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus11.673   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca124.78218   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis12.756   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis15.4519   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus1010.0010   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis116.0656   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.673   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus138.33200   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus2525.0025   
899Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus11.001
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.085   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.969   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1133.371150 1000 
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus11.001   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash111.4350   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.672
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.003
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus752.31335   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus17.5728   
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini66.006   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius111.8847   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris115.1990   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma16.7626   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos13.8615  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea14.6415  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.863   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola15.2512   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana222.75178   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii220.7355   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.142   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus120.3580   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta450.36175   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra11.001   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumenifer55.005   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis135.74134   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha110.9660   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii1414.0014   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida11.502   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus285.36215   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus22.002   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A3478.43130
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis132.42102
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava1010.0010
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Tuesday 25 June 2024 12:07
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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