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Swartvlei Beach to Journey's End (34012246)

Western Cape

CWAC status NEWLY REGISTERED
Authority Cape Nature
Management status STATE LAND
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
2013-07-22
Brief_description
The count starts at the Swartvlei Beach Car Park and moves west towards Gerrike’s point and then to a point called Journey’s end. The count area only includes the area from the waters edge (spring low tide) to the frontal dune, therefore the count is conducted on foot only The coastal count contains rocky platforms, sandy beaches, subtidal rocky reefs and subtidal sandy benthos.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis11193.00375   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus1112.0013   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus5157.5064   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini3035.0040 24 
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia11.502   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii88.008   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis45.507
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Monday 06 February 2023 05:58
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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