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Klipfontein Bird Sanctuary (27483048)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1997-01-30
Brief_description
A permanent marsh below a sewage plant. Diverse habitats, including extensive reedbeds, a small dam and a river. The site was first counted in 1997; it is notable for the presence of African Rail (the larger number counted in winter is unusual), Black Crake and Redchested Flufftail, and for good counts of Yellowbilled Duck (winter) and Blacksmith Plover (summer). The site obviously has potential to hold more species. Important threats are vandalism, refuse dumping, informal settlement, and the spread of alien plants.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta11.001  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata29.2021   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus112.48173   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo16.5833   
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla11.502
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris27.5624
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum12.575   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa16.1117   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.906   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1010.0010
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata112.7174   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata436.32105   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis1157.72827   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba44.004   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.202   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.693
205Flufftail, Red-chestedSarothrura rufa15.7014
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus110.2930   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis150.81255   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.109   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.502   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.114   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.2811   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.335   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.253   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.317   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.332   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus239.94193   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus44.004   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash118.6467   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.672  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.382
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.382
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.425
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus11.001   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus124.9376   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus412.5530   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata22.002
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax22.002  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris17.8127   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.672   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens18.6123
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax120.9172  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos33.504  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis22.002   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola221.2169   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana11.802   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii11.752   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis15.7222   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.001   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus13.678  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta121.0078   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis12.778  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis22.673   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota111.7345   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha19.9028   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis16.2041
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