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Voelvlei Dam (33221903)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status STATE IMPOUNDMENT
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
1995-01-19
Brief_description
This dam was counted in the summers of 1995 and 1996. In both years it held nationally significant numbers of Egyptian Goose, and in 1996 there was a globally significant count of South African Shelduck. Counts of these two species make up 96% of the total for the site, which otherwise holds only small numbers of a further 22 waterbird species. Some recreational activity at this site poses a mild threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta33.003   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata3196.67583   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis712.0017   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus14.5814   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus19.1043   
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea22.002   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa112.8253   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata22.002   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata16.2027   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer12.368
58Egret, GreatArdea alba22.002   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta16.0015   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis23.336   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor55.005   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca1522471.968277350017503200
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis181.42318   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus14.4011   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.7510   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.502   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus411.7519   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii2324.5026   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus185.84750300150700
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.001
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.253   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.476   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus11.001   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.206
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus15.8025   
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps11.001   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus17.1429   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius111.4172   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris15.2920   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.6715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea3232.0032  
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana1418.821490420210500
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii99.009   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.756   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus14.7514   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta827.3365   
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota44.004   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis11.502   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha12.405   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia16.1728  20
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus44.004   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis14.7313
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Monday 06 February 2023 05:49
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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