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Wellington Waste Water Works (33391858)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED IRREGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
1997-02-08
Brief_description
Open ponds; some relatively undisturbed unused ponds have small patches of flooded grass and small Typha and Phragmites beds interspersed with mud and open patches. Counted first in 1997, when good numbers of ducks and Blackwinged Stilt were found in winter, while in summer good counts of Moorhen and Blacksmith Plover were recorded, and an exceptionally good total of 54 Ethiopian Snipe. Holds possibly 10 pairs of Purple Gallinule, 5-10 pairs of Black Crake; otherwise not significant for rails. Listed threats include eutrophication, the accumulation of solid waste, and hunting and trapping of birds.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
256Calidris pugnax24.337  
1016Anas platyrhynchos11.001
10015Anas hybrid22.002
72Scopus umbretta11.001   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta11.332   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata531.52154   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus13.007   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus12.306   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.004
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.256   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.678   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos11.001   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa113.9564   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus13.308   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata29.2219   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata341.08280   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.502
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia12.505   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.402   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis235.35152   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1188.75231   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca418.2063   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis17.3937   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis12.756   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis438.25108   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.001   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus15.1720   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii151.89199 125 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus159.56290 150 
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.252
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.005   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.232   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.104   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus347.75170   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus222.0692   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash15.3611   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.001   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.735
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.502
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus233.67101   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus719.1257   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus22.002   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius88.008   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris110.3551   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma210.2524   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.135  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea211.5021  
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola23.405   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana22.002   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii327.5468   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis116.8055   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.603   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus333.54173   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta9393.0093   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis13.007  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota24.507   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis526.60160   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha351.00217   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus15195.75593   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus12.864   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A111.0021
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis27.7530
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Monday 30 January 2023 10:04
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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