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Voelvlei Dam (33221903)

Western Cape

Authority Private
Management status STATE IMPOUNDMENT
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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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
72Scopus umbretta33.003   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata3149.50583   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis712.0017   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus14.2914   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus19.4843   
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea22.002   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa111.6553   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata22.002   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata19.6768   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer12.388
58Egret, GreatArdea alba22.002   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta16.2015   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis23.756   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus11.001   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor55.005   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca622266.818277350017503200
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis181.71318   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus13.5711   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.2010   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.502   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus411.7519   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii2327.0032   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus189.70750300150700
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.001
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.223   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.326   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus11.001   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.206
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus16.1825   
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps13.506   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus15.0029   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius111.1772   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris15.2920   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.6715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea3232.0032  
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana1384.171490420210500
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii25.509   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.606   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus14.4414   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta827.3365   
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota44.004   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis12.675   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha12.405   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia15.8528  20
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus44.004   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis16.4225
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Thursday 25 July 2024 09:58
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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