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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 neglectus170.70262818090110
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis155.77604   
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus115.96190532685
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus33.003   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus08.28102   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.142   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca11.833   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus2424.0024   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii161.37265250125 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus150.89565300150 
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.384   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.555   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus13.2112   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash23.257   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus12.476   
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini114.0787482455
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus14.508   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula2525.0025   
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii33.003   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus120.06243 125180
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba1414.0014   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis11.001   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo510.8022   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii188.571000500250200
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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Monday 30 January 2023 09:54
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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