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Bar None Saltpan (33502533)

Eastern Cape

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Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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Commercial saltpans, near Redhouse and Chatty saltpans. Similar avifauna to those pans, but counts consistently much lower, and exceptionally high totals recorded for few species, including 76 Blacknecked Grebe in winter 1995, 194 Cape Teal in summer 1997 and 273 Greater Flamingo in winter 1997; good numbers of Redbilled Teal in summer, and higher counts of Sacred Ibis and African Spoonbill than at the other sites. As for those sites, Dabchick, cormorant and flamingo numbers peak in winter. High winter count of Kittlitz's Plover in 1995; Blackwinged Stilt particularly numerous in 1997. Very few gulls and terns recorded in comparison to Redhouse and Chatty. Threats include total reclamation, and hunting/trapping. Site comprised of temporary freshwater vlei between rail & evaporation pans 2, 3, and 4.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax1295.43200  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta252.09348250125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata17.0017   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis146.00105   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus16.0923   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus123.8993   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.502   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata126.3392   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.502
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.5727   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis218.2050   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1120.96420   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor3939.0039   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca13.4813   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis235.11159 125 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis111.7859   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia16.0017   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus146.83228   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii11.202   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus217.14181 150 
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.252   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea213.9650   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus16.7820   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus11.001   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash11.332   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.252
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus113.0733   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.001   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.202
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula142.5395   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola13.1111   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius243.14125   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.3910   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus11.001   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma55.005   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.252  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea898.95398  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis15.8918   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola44.004   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana121.67142   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii219.0558   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba115.0482 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus246.36223   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1337.001353   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra11.001   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis11.001   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis1070.48300   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha238.87273   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia18.0432  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo115.8369   
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons111.1756   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus18.5016   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus14.339   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres11.332   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis27.8124
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus11.672   
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Saturday 04 February 2023 05:29
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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