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Goukou River: Melkhoutfontein - Cobb Hole (34192122)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Cape Nature
Management status MARINE PROTECTED AREA
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA115 - OVERBERG WHEATBELT
Ramsar information
Heritage information
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Information 

Date_registered
2006-03-14
Brief_description
This section only covers the river up-stream from Melkhoutfontein up to the Cobb Hole.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis1423.5033   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus19.5018   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus511.3317   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.001   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa44.675   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa22.002   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata1524.0034   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta33.504   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis36.5010   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca616.0028   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis33.003   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia23.505   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus912.0015   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea33.504   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus99.5010   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash79.0011   
402Kingfisher, Brown-hoodedHalcyon albiventris11.001
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima22.002
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis15.5010
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus22.002   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus22.002   
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini33.003   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus23.505   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos33.003  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis22.002   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia11.001   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis88.008   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus55.005   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis33.334
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Monday 06 February 2023 05:13
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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