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Seekoei River Estuary (34052454)

Eastern Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
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Date_registered
1995-07-28
Brief_description
Open estuary and lagoon, partly within a nature reserve. Dabchick, cormorant and Greater Flamingo numbers usually greater in winter, with highest count recorded in winter 1996; numbers of Redknobbed Coot also much higher in winter 1995 and 1996 but declined drastically in 1997; numbers of waterfowl and Kittlitz's Plover peak in summer. Occurrence of Antarctic Tern noteworthy. Declines shown in number of species and in total counts, summer and winter. Important threats are dam building upstream, residential development, and overhead powerlines.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
255Calidris alba135.00209   
256Calidris pugnax117.0035  
4150Albatross, ShyThalassarche cauta159159.00159
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta218.5035   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1195.541592   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis117.91168   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus258.75226   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus446.00252  130
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra14.1013
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea35.508   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata23.505   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa13.7316   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa22.002   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A39.2514
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus22.002   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata22.503   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata225.75117   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.192
58Egret, GreatArdea alba14.9250   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia17.0019   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta111.3057   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis126.24112   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus175.52400   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor129.7568   
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni11.001 
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica12.504   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca132.93179   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis210.7442   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis19.9558   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia18.2227   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus114.75147   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus1858.58187 150 
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax14.008   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.0311   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.382   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea19.8629   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.687   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus156.97281   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus11.001   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash18.5325   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus12.003   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.363
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.222
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis16.2118
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus511.0017   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus210.2038   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus15.9517   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.102
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini12.919   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus88.008   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula144.16118   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola124.44112   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius229.42111   
234Plover, Lesser SandCharadrius mongolus11.001   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris15.1630   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus19.2936   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma14.008   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.805  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea5153.00857  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis17.7519   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.502 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola12.504   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana128.00128   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii116.0374   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis33.003   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba18.7148   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus110.2451   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1106.40750   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.502  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota33.003   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis115.1748   
1274Teal, EurasianAnas crecca107107.00107
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha29.8424   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata3038.0046 35 
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea27.0020  
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia16.6030  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo3206.881224   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii19.3384   
297Tern, Lesser CrestedThalasseus bengalensis2727.0027   
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons129.46127   
293Tern, RoseateSterna dougallii11.001   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis334.91119   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A132.0085
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida1414.0014   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus19.2820   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres12.868   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1543.50134
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp44.004
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis415.8851
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus12.8914   
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Saturday 04 February 2023 06:16
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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