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    Pongolapoort Dam (27253158)

    KwaZulu-Natal

    Card 500762
    Compiler 1656
    Location code 27253158Pongolapoort Dam (KwaZulu-Natal)
    Start date 2009-01-31
    Season SSummer
    Start time 10:15
    End time 16:45
    Shoreline covered 60
    Openwater covered 60
    Total Species 1884
    Wetland Condition 2Partially full (mid tide for estuaries)
    Count Condition 4Good
    Count Type 2by Boat
    Nil Count (No birds present) 0There were CWAC species present
    Notes The dam was 71% full. Due to the high volume of dirty water entering the dam after the recent heavy rain experienced in the north of KZN, as well as the increase in wind late in the afternoon, the number of waders recorded in the inlet area of the dam was lower than previous counts.
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    Observer NumberNameOptions
    0C. Hanekom
     
    0G. Clinning
     
    0S. Krueger
     

    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    10
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Phalacrocorax africanus)
    320
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    130
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    320
    55Heron, Black-headed
    (Ardea melanocephala)
    280
    56Heron, Goliath
    (Ardea goliath)
    170
    57Heron, Purple
    (Ardea purpurea)
    150
    58Egret, Great
    (Egretta alba)
    310
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    250
    61Egret, Cattle
    (Bubulcus ibis)
    4710
    63Heron, Green-backed
    (Butorides striata)
    20
    72Hamerkop, Hamerkop
    (Scopus umbretta)
    20
    73Stork, Marabou
    (Leptoptilos crumeniferus)
    50
    76Stork, Yellow-billed
    (Mycteria ibis)
    220
    80Stork, White
    (Ciconia ciconia)
    640
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    410
    83Ibis, Glossy
    (Plegadis falcinellus)
    930
    84Ibis, Hadeda
    (Bostrychia hagedash)
    40
    85Spoonbill, African
    (Platalea alba)
    100
    88Goose, Spur-winged
    (Plectropterus gambensis)
    520
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
    2810Confirmed Breeding
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    110
    100Duck, White-faced
    (Dendrocygna viduata)
    2340
    149Fish-eagle, African
    (Haliaeetus vocifer)
    110
    172Osprey, Osprey
    (Pandion haliaetus)
    30
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    20
    228Jacana, African
    (Actophilornis africanus)
    990
    238Plover, Three-banded
    (Charadrius tricollaris)
    100
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    1070
    247Lapwing, African Wattled
    (Vanellus senegallus)
    160
    256Ruff, Ruff
    (Philomachus pugnax)
    100
    258Sandpiper, Common
    (Actitis hypoleucos)
    80
    262Sandpiper, Marsh
    (Tringa stagnatilis)
    140
    264Sandpiper, Wood
    (Tringa glareola)
    460
    270Stilt, Black-winged
    (Himantopus himantopus)
    160
    274Thick-knee, Water
    (Burhinus vermiculatus)
    360
    685Wagtail, African Pied
    (Motacilla aguimp)
    80
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    20
    10008Wader, Unidentified
    (N/A N/A)
    100


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