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Redhouse Saltpan (33502535)

Eastern Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
IBA information SA096 - SWARTKOPS ESTUARY & CHATTY SALT PANS
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Date_registered
1994-01-09
Brief_description
Falls within Swartkops Estuary IBA. A primary concentration saltpan (Cerebos Saltpan); water salinity varies with summer rainfall, hence large count of Redknobbed Coot in July 1997 after good rains. Duck numbers tend to peak in winter, but nationally significant number of South African Shelduck counted in summer 1996. Good numbers of Dabchick and cormorants, especially in winter; few Blacknecked Grebe recorded (up to 220 have occurred); good numbers of Cape Shoveller and Cape Teal in winter. High counts of Ringed and Grey Plover, Curlew Sandpiper (nationally significant), Little Stint and Ruff in Summer 1994. Kelp Gull and Caspian Tern numbers high; both species breed. Also an important breeding site for Whitebreasted Cormorant, Sacred Ibis and reyheaded Gull. Four high biomass totals between summer 1994 and winter 1996 reflect presence of many Greater Flamingo. Threats include site modifications and hunting/trapping.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
256Calidris pugnax7220.871296  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta242.86248 125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata34138.00376   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis155.93300   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus177.07350   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus163.34183  130
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata16.8621   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa14.147   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata139.08212   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.502
58Egret, GreatArdea alba12.333   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta116.7676   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis12.675   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1403.80836 625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor368.08268   
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica13.008   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca16.3025   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis115.0037   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis154.48168   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia137.97122   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus125.59149   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii11.503   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus167479.81879300150700
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.072
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.4312   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.573   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea325.0079   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus166.44326   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.272
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus22.002   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus117.09121   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini11.603   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula169.94207   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola167.88242   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius329.50107   
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva11.001
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.4612   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus33.003   
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1814.044187 3750
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis154.53201   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana199.10422420210 
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii143.74315 175 
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba116.3057   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus850.14165   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1375.471320   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra11.001   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis367.69199   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha120.89108   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia118.6564  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo110.2534   
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons126.4074   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus266.80193   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres15.4018   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis211.2330
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus16.4019   
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Saturday 04 February 2023 06:07
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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