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Mauritz Bay Tern Roost (32581753)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
IBA information
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Date_registered
2008-10-08
Brief_description
A small bay along the West Coast just north of Jacobsbaai. Both Mauritz Bay and Cape Columbine serves as important tern roost sites, in particular for Antarctic Tern. Counts of up to a 1000 of these birds have been recorded. Other tern species include Common, Caspian, Swift, Little and Sandwich. This site should be regarded as an Important Bird Area and possibly be offered formal protection status.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata6393.4410007035122
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia22.002   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo1719.464300 40001800
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii286.93650500250200
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons11.001   
293Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii11.001   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis121.32130   
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Monday 30 January 2023 10:35
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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