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Strandfontein Sewage Works: Southeast (34061832)

Western Cape

Authority Cape Bird Club & City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
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Regarded as one of the top ten coastal sites for waterbirds in the country. A sewage works on the Cape Flats; important foraging area for birds breeding and roosting at nearby Rondevlei Bird Sanctuary. There is an excellent diversity of waterbird species (72), with globally signi-ficant counts of seven species and nationally significant counts of a further three. Good numbers of Palearctic and African waders and terns occur in summer. High summer counts of Grey and Purple Herons, and winter counts of White Pelican, are also noteworthy. Most waterfowl are more numerous in summer, except for South African Shelduck and Southern Pochard. Habitat loss and disturbance will occur if a proposed ring road is built adjacent to sewage works. This site comprises ponds S4 + S5 + S6 + S7 + S8.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
256Calidris pugnax627.7365  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta1114.22593250125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1135.752380   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis17.1442   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus13.9861   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus148.32158  130
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.001
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.113   
101Duck, Fulvous WhistlingDendrocygna bicolor44.004   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos22.002   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa14.7018   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus66.006   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata117.58214   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata139.97186   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.403   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.1513   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis134.40205   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1427.5617281250625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor118.5637   
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.001   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa11.001 
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca119.91132   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis115.51200   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis136.41231 125 
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.303   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis380.64463 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.936   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus11.163   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii1213.062069250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus38425.911817300150700
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.434
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.725   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.9121   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath22.002   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.217   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.243   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus117.51501   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus121.37149   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash17.6858   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.204
243Lapwing, Black-wingedVanellus melanopterus99.009   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus112.6088   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus117.3176   
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini17.3834 24 
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus117.02101   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula19.1140   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius12.205   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.9713   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus22.002   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma136.78444 250 
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea15.8020  
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola22.503   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana14.4122   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii1153.02961350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernSpatula clypeata11.001
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.753   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus255.92377   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta132.20250   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.6410  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota112.4357   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis191.27843   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha146.63357   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia12.754   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo16.6320   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii156.811223500250200
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis126.83150   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus88.008   
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp1111.0011
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis16.9850
689Wagtail, Western YellowMotacilla flava55.005
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Saturday 25 May 2024 07:21
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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