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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
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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  
1016Anas platyrhynchos12.5712
10015Anas hybrid11.001
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta115.22218 125190
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.364   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata486.40312   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis6969.0069   
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus1818.0018   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus120.02183   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus137.30167  130
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.719-1
202Crake, Baillon'sZapornia pusilla66.006
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.3310
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa124.01158   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa13.4212   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.423
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor12.689   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.502
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos22.002   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa114.78235 21575
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A110.5662
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus14.4321   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata115.01210   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata129.38133   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.293
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.674   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia12.6119   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.4771   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis596.34391   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1116.30764 625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1211.431200  600
893Gallinule, PurplePorphyrio martinica11.001
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.082
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca8251.221341   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis116.33118   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis114.47131 125 
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus12.037   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis1108.96440 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.523   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus134.17358   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii11429.402649250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus18.20394300150 
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.182
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax19.0044   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala15.8135   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.132   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea17.7535   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.466   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.182   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus285.10673   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus16.0740   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash15.6826   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.182   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.485
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus15.0022
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.7312
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus765.85327   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus746.26223   
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 pecuarius118.5675   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris121.47190   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma114.94148   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola1212.0012   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos15.3533  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea15.1557  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.403   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.9815   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana12.7111   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii155.56358350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernSpatula clypeata11.001
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis13.4813   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba17.3764   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus184.74527 500 
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta140.66260   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis15.0433  
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor33.003
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota16.1569   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis233.72216   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha131.32151   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida26.2511   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1453.16510120001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus17.2922   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A14.8620
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis151.34202
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Monday 06 February 2023 04:39
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