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    Pongolapoort Dam (27253158)

    KwaZulu-Natal

    Card 7075
    Compiler 1656
    Location code 27253158Pongolapoort Dam (KwaZulu-Natal)
    Start date 2006-02-11
    Season SSummer
    Start time 09:25:00
    End time 15:15:00
    Shoreline covered 60
    Openwater covered 60
    Total Species 1341
    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 Due to the prolonged low level of the dam the vegetation along the edge of the dam has grown prolifically, and consequently many birds were not able to be counted. The dam is currently at a capacity of 64%
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    Current data
    Ref #SpeciesCountBreeding
    Pairs
    Breeding
    indicator
    47Cormorant, White-breasted
    (Phalacrocorax carbo)
    10
    50Cormorant, Reed
    (Phalacrocorax africanus)
    150
    52Darter, African
    (Anhinga rufa)
    140
    54Heron, Grey
    (Ardea cinerea)
    20
    55Heron, Black-headed
    (Ardea melanocephala)
    450
    56Heron, Goliath
    (Ardea goliath)
    110
    57Heron, Purple
    (Ardea purpurea)
    10
    58Egret, Great
    (Egretta alba)
    40
    61Egret, Cattle
    (Bubulcus ibis)
    5920
    63Heron, Green-backed
    (Butorides striata)
    20
    64Heron, Black
    (Egretta ardesiaca)
    10
    76Stork, Yellow-billed
    (Mycteria ibis)
    30
    81Ibis, African Sacred
    (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    10
    83Ibis, Glossy
    (Plegadis falcinellus)
    20
    88Goose, Spur-winged
    (Plectropterus gambensis)
    290Confirmed Breeding
    89Goose, Egyptian
    (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
    670Confirmed Breeding
    100Duck, White-faced
    (Dendrocygna viduata)
    4090Confirmed Breeding
    149Fish-eagle, African
    (Haliaeetus vocifer)
    100
    172Osprey, Osprey
    (Pandion haliaetus)
    70
    210Moorhen, Common
    (Gallinula chloropus)
    20
    228Jacana, African
    (Actophilornis africanus)
    190
    238Plover, Three-banded
    (Charadrius tricollaris)
    10
    245Lapwing, Blacksmith
    (Vanellus armatus)
    680
    247Lapwing, African Wattled
    (Vanellus senegallus)
    110
    258Sandpiper, Common
    (Actitis hypoleucos)
    100
    264Sandpiper, Wood
    (Tringa glareola)
    30
    274Thick-knee, Water
    (Burhinus vermiculatus)
    50
    394Kingfisher, Pied
    (Ceryle rudis)
    50
    686Wagtail, Cape
    (Motacilla capensis)
    10


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