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Cape Vidal to Sodwana Bay (27523236)

KwaZulu-Natal

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA058 - LAKE ST LUCIA & MKUZE SWAMPS
Ramsar information
Heritage information
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Date_registered
1995-01-20
Brief_description
About 68 kms of sandy beach from Sodwana Bay south to Cape Vidal. Three counts are available, two features of these being of particular interest. The relative abundance of Whitefronted Plover in summer may reflect either summer movement to the coast by inland populations (race mechowi) from tropical rivers during flooding, or winter local movement of birds away from exposed open coastline. The winter abundance of Greyheaded Gull, a species which normally breeds in winter and spring, may represent non-breeders, possibly immatures, from the nearest breeding colony, at Lake St Lucia. Disturbance from vehicles is an important threat on such beaches, with other recreational activities having a variable impact, while mild threats are posed by occasional oil pollution and by solid waste materials, including fishing lines.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis55.005   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo11.001   
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum22.002   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis13.336   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.8010   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer13.3913
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor11.001   
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis14.0017
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus22.002   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.503   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus151.79225   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus13.256   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta33.003   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash28.0015   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis66.006
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus2323.0023   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini11.001  
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius33.003   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus50191.05367250125180
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba474.20276   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
10012Seabird, UnidentifiedN/A N/A33.003
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba77.007   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia14.3114   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo14.3321   
297Tern, Lesser CrestedSterna bengalensis11.001   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons116.3346   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii113.4357   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.256
0Unknown, UnknownN/A N/A11.001
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A14.508
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.8219
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus11.332   
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