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Hartbeespoort Dam (25452752)

North West

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
IBA information SA025 - MAGALIESBERG & WITWATERSBERG
Ramsar information
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Information 

Date_registered
1995-01-15
Brief_description
Small numbers of species have been recorded, the commonest bird being Whiskered Tern. There is great disturbance from human activities such as boating, water-skiing and fishing. The bird rich areas became prime development sites & became out-of-bounds for regular monitoring & as more people began to use the dam the water quality degraded appallingly. Counts were initially suspended in 1999 but in 2009 it was started up again. Further monitoring is required.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta130.6355  
66Bittern, DwarfIxobrychus sturmii33.003   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.424   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata51661.95772150002500 
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus2202.68342   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo2328.16679  130
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris117.3963
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa1169.47399 250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa210.7139   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos45.508   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos16.2714
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor116.7528   
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid17.0021
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos16.3620
1017Duck, MandarinAix galericulata11.672
10003Duck, MuscovyCairina moschata11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A125.71100
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus23.677   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata3227.79882   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata5149.32310   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis2843.532003   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba111.3928   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta234.44105   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia14.299   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer23.537
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber130.11140   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor11.001   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser152.00363
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus3445.241019   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis12.576   
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis11.001
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis115.3334   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus121.071055025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis1116.94486 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia15.5010   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus4158.94438   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.2510   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca17.1512   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala113.0664   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath15.0012   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata39.1823   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea244.4796   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea17.0016   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides222.0059   
10011Heron, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus16304.181107 1000 
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus227.4398   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash679.22146   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus110.2444  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus13.5610
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata22.002
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata12.825
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis223.0054
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus217.8851   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus3191.29342   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus1283.39264   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax18.3854  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus22.002
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.003
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius34.337   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris29.0021   
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina22.002
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma231.58188   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax111.3321  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.0013  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.334   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola110.4523   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana11.673   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii246.35147   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.673   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba119.11146 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus211.9138  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta228.60105   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis16.0012   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis16.0712  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.332
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor44.004
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis362.13135   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota13.005   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha335.68121   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia323.0071 6820
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida2035.5051   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus111.8275   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.001   
0Unknown, UnknownN/A N/A13.335
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp414.2933
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis245.83147
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