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Goukou River: Mouth - Melkhoutfontein (34212125)

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 site now only covers the lower part of the estuary, from the mouth up to Melkhoutfontein.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
256Calidris pugnax1818.0018  
1016Anas platyrhynchos22.002
255Calidris alba17.0013   
10015Anas hybrid22.002
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta22.002   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata11818.40908550002500 
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis119.53120   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus19.0018   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus149.27619  130
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea22.002   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa15.5820   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa25.0012   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.001   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A33.003
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus22.002   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata221.5041   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata1199.92235917008501000
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.602
58Egret, GreatArdea alba3131.0031   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia110.0019   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta16.5616   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis120.22123   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus3939.0039   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor2323.0023   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser34.807
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca1162.201555   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis9999.0099   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis11.001   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus33.003   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis17.1017   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia17.9117   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus261.50121   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus843.56194 150 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.435   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath2727.0027   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea26.0731   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides77.007   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus112.8747   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus99.009   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash17.0017   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.403
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus12.146
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis15.1315
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus11.001   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus217.86145   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus164.75255   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini13.929   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens33.003   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula125.0072   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola111.0027   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius7070.0070   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris23.208   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus16.5013   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma9696.0096   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.0826  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea25.0010  
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus11.001
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis14.2911   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola22.002   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana145145.00145   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii213.5025   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba116.2561   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus151.00101   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta16681668.001668   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis99.009   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis5656.0056 50
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis13.297   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha574.50144   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia106106.00106 6820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo117.3368   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii14.5011   
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons2020.0020   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida206206.002061507585
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus454454.00454   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus23.607   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.004
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis18.3119
690Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea11.001
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus112.0831   
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Monday 30 January 2023 10:56
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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