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    Pongolapoort Dam (27253158)

    KwaZulu-Natal

    Card 501171
    Compiler 1656
    Location code 27253158Pongolapoort Dam (KwaZulu-Natal)
    Start date 2009-07-25
    Season WWinter
    Start time 11:40
    End time 17:00
    Shoreline covered 60
    Openwater covered 60
    Total Species 4502
    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 Although the count was started very late in the morning, the results were nevertheless very good. Access was also gained into areas previously too difficult to access, although the large amount of floating vegetation (including Hydrilla sp) continues to be problematic.
    Survey notes


    Add additional observers
    Observer NumberNameOptions
    0D. Raphela
     
    0J. van Heerden
     
    0K. Nhleko
     
    0T. Bigwood
     

    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    6Grebe, Little
    (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    160
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax carbo)
    1660
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Phalacrocorax africanus)
    900
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    1860
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    350
    56Heron, Goliath
    (Ardea goliath)
    180
    57Heron, Purple
    (Ardea purpurea)
    170
    58Egret, Great
    (Egretta alba)
    910
    59Egret, Little
    (Egretta garzetta)
    190
    61Egret, Cattle
    (Bubulcus ibis)
    1090
    62Heron, Squacco
    (Ardeola ralloides)
    10
    74Openbill, African
    (Anastomus lamelligerus)
    30
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    430
    83Ibis, Glossy
    (Plegadis falcinellus)
    460
    84Ibis, Hadeda
    (Bostrychia hagedash)
    260
    85Spoonbill, African
    (Platalea alba)
    930
    88Goose, Spur-winged
    (Plectropterus gambensis)
    5440
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
    3900
    96Duck, Yellow-billed
    (Anas undulata)
    100
    97Teal, Red-billed
    (Anas erythrorhyncha)
    950
    100Duck, White-faced
    (Dendrocygna viduata)
    20020
    149Fish-eagle, African
    (Haliaeetus vocifer)
    30
    172Osprey, Osprey
    (Pandion haliaetus)
    10
    203Crake, Black
    (Amaurornis flavirostris)
    100
    210Moorhen, Common
    (Gallinula chloropus)
    20
    212Coot, Red-knobbed
    (Fulica cristata)
    10
    228Jacana, African
    (Actophilornis africanus)
    3490
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    850
    270Stilt, Black-winged
    (Himantopus himantopus)
    250
    274Thick-knee, Water
    (Burhinus vermiculatus)
    50
    290Tern, Caspian
    (Sterna caspia)
    10
    305Tern, Whiskered
    (Chlidonias hybrida)
    10
    394Kingfisher, Pied
    (Ceryle rudis)
    80
    397Kingfisher, Malachite
    (Alcedo cristata)
    40
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    40
    10014Duck, Unidentified
    (N/A N/A)
    30


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