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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 minutus13.428   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata53469.481244   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus237.57112   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo111.3039   
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia11.001
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla22.002
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris29.4224
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa16.4218   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.224   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor234.81299   
91Duck, Knob-billedSarkidiornis melanotos13.149   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A27.5522
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus12.606   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata112.1670   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata17150.98564   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis161.08245   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba13.9126   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta15.3944   
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 aegyptiacus215.9357   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1233.512465 1875750
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis11.001
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus17.7717   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis125.16113   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.537   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus119.42117   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca18.3019   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.7724   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath14.6219   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.382   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.0610   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea14.4612   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides117.3176   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus17.9664   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus150.33424   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash16.7445   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus12.134  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.502
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata13.398
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis14.8714
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus17.0831   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus327.0780   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus12.005
166Marsh-harrier, WesternCircus aeruginosus11.502
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus1369.26277   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax13.4416  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.646
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis24.006  
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula11.332   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius12.866   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris16.1027   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma110.4348   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens17.0818
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax192.65955  
926Sandpiper, Buff-breastedTryngites subruficollis11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.503  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea14.0012  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis15.3622   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola15.0021   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana12.555   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii120.2379   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis124.17128   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba16.5439   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus111.9753  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta111.6036   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis13.257   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis117.0058 50
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis26.6723   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota137.10181   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha280.35426   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia22.002   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida232.4618515075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus147.65517   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A15.2510
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis18.0827
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava17.6720
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