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Ndumo Game Reserve: Nyamithi Pan (26533218)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA052 - NDUMO GAME RESERVE
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1993-01-17
Brief_description
In 2008, Ndumo Game Reserve has been in the spotlight due to the re-zoning of a section of land in the southeast of the reserve. A section of the protected area is being re-zoned for agricultural use, to be used by the surrounding subsistence communities. The Pongolo Floodplain system is highly diverse and supports various Red-data and CITES species. It falls within the Internationally recognised Maputaland-Pondoland Centre of endemism and is an International Biodiversity Hotspot. Only a small part of this unique floodplain system is under official protectection; the rest of the system are heavily impacted by subsistence farming. The re-zoning certainly does not bode well for the wetlands and associated waterbirds in the area; and indeed the reserve as a whole.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta143.46171 125
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus119.97204   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo1774.50143  130
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.734
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa121.77131   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos11.502   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor1242.401184   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata1141.44741   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata22.673   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis113.2758   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba216.00165   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta19.8448   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.602   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer14.5812
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber110.7531   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1113.5016   
893Gallinule, American PurplePorphyrio martinicus11.502
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus260.74339   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis125.57168   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia13.7112   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus44.004   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.784   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.502   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.403   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.865   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata12.219   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.7240   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.434   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.293   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.9524   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus132.83352   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash17.8827   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus111.1831  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.333
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.423
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis110.8940
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus11.502   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus217.38124   
246Lapwing, White-crownedVanellus albiceps22.002   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus33.003
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.506   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus18.7542   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus150.80167   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens160.67134   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula16.2516   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius111.9547   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris117.0963   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus33.003   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola11.001   
92Pygmy-Goose, AfricanNettapus auritus217.5033   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax181.55621  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba15.009   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos112.1350  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1822.5027  
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus11.001
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis114.53102   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola112.7135   
306Skimmer, AfricanRynchops flavirostris11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba111.0746   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus137.38110  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta839.6076   
73Stork, MarabouLeptoptilos crumeniferus11.502   
75Stork, Saddle-billedEphippiorhynchus senegalensis11.914   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus12.215   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis129.23233   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.443  
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota16.0015   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha46.008   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia12.337   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A27.5015
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida123.0044   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus77.007   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus210.4733   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A369.33310
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp16.9416
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis114.0966
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Wednesday 22 November 2017 09:11
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