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Ganzekraal NR Coastal Strip (33321819)

Western Cape

CWAC status Quarterly
Authority CapeNature
Management status Part of a Provincial Reserve, not yet proclaimed
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information N/A
Ramsar information N/A
Heritage information Relevant for Bokbaai section: Provincial Heritage Site (Grade 11); SAHRA identifier - 9/2/060/0022
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Counts are tide dependent and normally start about 2 hours before low tide. Coastal strip from Silwerstroom Resort to Kabeljoubank(Grotto Bay) gets counted
Sandy and rocky shores
Counts are tide dependent and normally start about 2 hours before low tide.
Ganzekraal coastline represents a variety of bird communities across local climate gradients from the marine and coastal habitats of offshore Ganzekraal. Birds seen on the coastline include (but not limited to ) Cape Cormorant, White-breasted Cormorant, Crowned Cormorant, African Black Oystercatcher, White-fronted Plover, Kelp Gull, Hartlaub's Gull, Swift Tern, Bank Cormorants, Blacksmith Lapwing and Grey Heron.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
4150Albatross, ShyThalassarche cauta819.5031
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus063.84262818090110
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis053.11604   
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus121.12277532685
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus33.003   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus08.02102   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta01.002   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca01.573   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus030.7597   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii069.05501250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus065.641339300150700
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.384   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea01.455   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus13.2112   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash23.257   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus03.4322   
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini013.9687482455
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus14.508   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula2525.0025   
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii33.003   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus019.86243 125180
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba1414.0014   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis11.001   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo119.5687   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii082.901000500250200
902Tern, Gull-billedGelochelidon nilotica125125.00125 
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons66.006   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus99.009   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus22.002   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres11.402   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis66.006
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus11.001   
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Saturday 02 December 2023 07:07
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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