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Goukamma Marine Protected Area (34032254)

Western Cape

CWAC status NEWLY REGISTERED
Authority Cape Nature
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2013-04-12
Brief_description
The Goukamma Marine Protected Area is situated between the towns of Buffalo bay (East) and Sedgefield (West). The MPA adjoins the Goukamma Nature Reserve which are both managed by CapeNature. The count area only includes the area from the waters edge (spring low tide) to the top of the primary dune therefore the count is conducted on foot only. The extent of the MPA is 1 nautical sea mile and approximately 13 kilometres long. Goukamma MPA consists of approximately 5.5km of sandy shores, 5km of rocky shores and 3.5km of mixed rocky/sandy shore

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
255Calidris alba237.6785   
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus1010.0010   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis115.6558   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus15.7514   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus836.18128   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.001   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia22.002   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.0012   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis11.001   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca24.0010   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus22.002   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus2488.73188 150 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea01.002   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash14.007   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.833
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps11.001   
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini1553.41102482455
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula11.001   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus219.5254   
997Sandpiper, White-rumpedCalidris fuscicollis66.006
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia33.003   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo15.5010   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii1130.001000500250200
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis11.001   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus23.004   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis415.9134
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus11.001   
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Monday 06 February 2023 04:35
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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