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Droevlei (33381843)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Tygerberg Bird Club
Management status PRIVATE FARM
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
1995-07-16
Brief_description
A natural vlei, enlarged by an earth dam wall; there are many adjacent seasonal pans. Counts run from winter 1995. Nationally significant numbers of Egyptian Goose occur in summer, when large numbers of Redbilled Teal, and Kittlitz''s and Blacksmith Plovers, are recorded, plus moderate numbers of White Pelican. Cormorants, Yellowbilled Duck, Cape Shoveller and Redknobbed Coot peak in winter. Good numbers of Knot occur in summer, with moderate numbers of other Palearctic shorebirds. Bank erosion is a severe threat; important threats are pollution by waste from a dairy, and livestock grazing/trampling; there is also some pollution by fertilizers.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
256Calidris pugnax6107.21400  
1016Anas platyrhynchos12.254
72Scopus umbretta12.204   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta123.68102   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata132.81135   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus19.3161   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus16.6028   
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea88.008   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa13.007   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.673
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid33.003
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa115.8144   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata323.39156   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.332   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.806   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis114.38107   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus151.13153   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor138.00151   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser16.2015
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca2756.584507350017503200
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis110.3156   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis18.3864   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.774   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis112.4848   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.332   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus112.68107   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.502   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.503   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.105   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus113.4481   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus121.5042   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash16.0828   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus265.05229   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus55.005   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus168.88400  300
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula28.1125   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius165.86339   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris18.7665   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma22.002   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea116.5446  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.334   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna33.003
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana12.586   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii229.87200 175 
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis13.007   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.887   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus217.7057   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta171.24210   
897Stint, Red-neckedCalidris ruficollis11.001
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia11.001  1
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis130.61238   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha233.26191   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1145.80700   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1030.0050
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis312.5029
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Monday 30 January 2023 09:44
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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