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Vermont Salt Pan (34251910)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
1993-01-22
Brief_description
A 15 ha pan supporting good numbers of a fairly wide selection of species. Cormorants, herons, egrets, ibises, waterfowl and Redknobbed Coot are more numerous in summer. Although the number of species observed has not decreased during the survey period, total count and biomass have declined. Species showing an overall decrease in numbers include Redknobbed Coot (very few recorded after 1994) and Cape Shoveller; counts of Little Egret, Egyptian Goose and Black-winged Stilt are increasing. Threats are alien vegetation, clearing of vegetation, and domestic gardening.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
10015Anas hybrid11.001
1016Anas platyrhynchos12.185
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta114.8360   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1100.50501   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis33.003   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus129.73139   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus131.26117   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.292
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.502   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa14.009   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus44.004   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata223.4884   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta19.8230   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis164.88231   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus698.43427   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor17.5014   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca24.7919   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis44.004   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus15.0012   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis213.5853   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.332   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii116.86145 125 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus14.4317   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax25.7112   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.605   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.9316   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus18.0030   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash13.4715   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.754
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus25.9412   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus15.6219   
211Moorhen, LesserParagallinula angulata44.004
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini1616.0016   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius27.8316   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris14.5416   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus25.008   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma122.3334   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea613.7523  
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii239.66120   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.004   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus212.5042   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta4545.0045   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.202  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota33.003   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis18.9339   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha12.504   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii22.002   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.902   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis15.3622
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Monday 06 February 2023 04:44
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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