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Marievale Bird Sanctuary: Area A (26212830)

Gauteng

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status LOCAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA021 - BLESBOKSPRUIT
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1993-01-17
Brief_description
An IBA and part of the Blesbokspruit Ramsar site. Has extensive Phragmites and Typha reedbeds, also sedgebeds, wet grass, and open water with floating-leaved vegetation. Good numbers of Glossy Ibis, Yellowbilled Duck and Redknobbed Coot occur all year; Squacco Heron may be quite common in summer. Hottentot Teal and Spurwinged Goose numbers peak in winter. A good selection of rails occurs, and Spotted Crake is also recorded. Purple Heron, Little Bittern, Grass Owl and Marsh Owl also occur. Increases are apparent in the number of species (summer and winter) and total count (summer). Blesbokspruit is severely threatened by discharge of mine water which drastically increases total water volume, maintains artificially high water levels in the dry season, and contains many pollutants, including salt. The CWAC site known as "Marievale Area A" is the original area that has been counted from 1992 and consists of sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta114.7652  
71Bittern, EurasianBotaurus stellaris11.001   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus13.358   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata53472.071244   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus236.85112   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo111.3939   
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia11.001
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla22.002
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris29.5124
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa15.9618   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.004   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos13.149   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor235.60299   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A27.5522
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus12.606   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata112.6370   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata17153.39564   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis162.92245   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba13.9126   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta15.0044   
982Egret, SlatyEgretta vinaceigula11.402   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.674   
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber123.20109   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor641.67107   
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa11.503
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa11.502 
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus215.4857   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1234.862465 1875750
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis11.001
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus17.4517   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis124.67113   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.537   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus119.83117   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca18.0919   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.6324   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath14.5519   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.382   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.0610   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea14.2812   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides116.7476   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus17.6764   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus147.03424   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash16.8245   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus12.134  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.502
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata13.378
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis15.0014
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus14.9114   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus325.8580   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus12.065
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.001
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus1368.34277   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax13.5916  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.646
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis24.006  
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula11.502   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius13.006   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris15.6127   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma110.4348   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens17.1618
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax181.63955  
926Sandpiper, Buff-breastedTryngites subruficollis11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.673  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea14.0012  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis15.3122   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola14.6521   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana12.555   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii119.8979   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis124.46128   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba16.5639   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus111.5453  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta110.3636   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis13.257   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis117.1058 50
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis26.6723   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota137.54181   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha281.94426   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia22.002   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida230.2218515075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus149.36517   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A15.2510
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis18.0027
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava17.6720
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