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Paarl Bird Sanctuary (33411858)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information
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Date_registered
1993-01-16
Brief_description
Maturation ponds; small areas of fringing Typha and Phragmites; some muddy substrate. Good variety of waterbirds; high summer counts of Dabchick, Sacred Ibis, Redbilled Teal, Cape Shoveller (nationally significant), Maccoa Duck (breeds), and Whitewinged Tern (globally significant); high winter counts of Grey Heron, Lesser Flamingo (1993 only), Blackwinged Stilt, and Greyheaded and Hartlaub''s Gulls (breed; site globally significant for Hartlaub''s). Cormorants, Darter, Little and Cattle Egrets, Grey and Blackheaded Herons, and Blackcrowned Night Heron, all breed. High biomass in winter 1993 due to Lesser Flamingo and gulls. Little habitat for secretive rails, but Baillon''s Crake has occurred. Threats include spread of nearby squatter camp, livestock grazing/trampling, illegal hunting/trapping, fires and spread of Myriophyllum aquaticum.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta11.082   
256Calidris pugnax13.0014  
10015Anas hybrid11.001
1016Anas platyrhynchos12.9612
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta118.36218 125190
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.364   
1027Booby, Red-footedSula sula134134.00134
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata486.73312   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis336.0069   
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus1818.0018   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus119.63183   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus137.29167  130
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.719-1
202Crake, Baillon'sZapornia pusilla66.006
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.3110
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa123.74158   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa13.4212   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.423
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor13.1316   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.502
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos22.002   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa114.44235 21575
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A115.2991
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus15.4743   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata118.47360   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata129.91133   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.293
58Egret, GreatArdea alba112.6380   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia12.6119   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.7871   
982Egret, SlatyEgretta vinaceigula61103.00145804040
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis595.93391   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1113.88764 625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1201.871200  600
893Gallinule, PurplePorphyrio martinica11.001
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.122
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca2243.381341   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis116.46118   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis114.38131 125 
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus12.037   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis1107.02440 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.626   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus133.69358   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii11421.522649250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus18.10394300150 
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.172
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca3434.0034   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax18.9244   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala16.28112   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.132   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea17.8135   
883Heron, Malagasy PondArdeola idae11.001 
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.496   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.182   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus283.71673   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus16.5040   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash15.7126   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.182   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.485
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus14.9722
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.7312
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus764.93327   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus749.51318   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata6060.0060
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.695   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus114.29147   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens2828.0028   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius118.6575   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris121.46190   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma114.67148   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola1212.0012   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos15.3333  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea15.1557  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.403   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.9815   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana12.7111   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii155.59358350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernSpatula clypeata11.001
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis13.4413   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba17.2964   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus183.07527 500 
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta140.66260   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis14.9933  
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor33.003
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota16.0969   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis233.03216   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha131.84151   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida26.2511   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1450.29510120001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus17.3322   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A14.8620
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp120.0039
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis150.20202
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Tuesday 25 June 2024 12:17
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