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Coega Saltpans (33472540)

Eastern Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PRIVATE LAND
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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Date_registered
2008-04-30
Brief_description
Portions of the original saltpan area are being lost to development as part of the Coega IDZ & Port of Ngqura developments. Count includes all of the saltpans, adjacent leakage ponds and Coega River from just above the N2 to the Port. The saltpans serve an a very important breeding site for Greyheaded Gull and Swift Tern. Other species that also breed there include both Near Threatened species, Caspian Tern and Chestnut-banded Plover as well as African Sacred Ibis.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
255Calidris alba11.001   
256Calidris pugnax3143.5056  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta33.003   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus1341.0069   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta22.002   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus8104.25321   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor11.001   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca23.756   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis210.7515   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia15.5010   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus10276.00636 500 
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii18.3321   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus176266.50367300150 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala33.003   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.673   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus5454.0054   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash22.002   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.001
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus69.7513   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus623.0043   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula3748.5060   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius3581.00119   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris69.0018   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus77.007   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea19159.50300  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis1010.0010   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana24.6710   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus32135.75279   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta182210.50239   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis2248.5070   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia110.0025  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo99.009   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii468.33192   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis99.009   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus313.2527   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres13.337   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis410.5019
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Saturday 04 February 2023 06:28
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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