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Allemanskraal Dam (28182712)

Free State

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Free State Department of Tourism, Environmental and Economic Affairs
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA044 - WILLEM PRETORIUS GAME RESERVE
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1992-02-04
Brief_description
A large state dam on the Sand River, within the Willem Pretorius Game Reserve, an IBA. Globally significant numbers of Egyptian Goose are recorded, and nationally significant numbers of Cattle Egret, African Spoonbill, South African Shelduck and Cape Shoveller (in summer) and Spurwinged Goose (in winter). Most waterfowl, and also Darter, Goliath Heron, Sacred Ibis, Redknobbed Coot, plovers and Greyheaded Gull, are more numerous in summer; Dabchick and Whitebreasted Cormorant are commoner in winter. The high biomass total for winter 1993 reflects exceptionally high counts of Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese. Numbers of Darter and Egyptian Goose are apparently declining. Mild threats are posed by siltation, agrochemical pollution, Eucalyptus encroachment on islands and shoreline, boating, and hunting/poaching.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta15.1819  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata19607.001987   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus119.56178   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo111.3247   
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus11.001   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata13.005   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa152.43568500250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa16.4022   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos11.001   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor230.0058   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.001   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1111.0011
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus66.006   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata276.67660   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata3236.211459 850 
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis11109.785400 5000 
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba1283.331490500250 
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta115.69154   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia12.447   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.563
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber112.1978   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor12.003   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.332
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus21318.734481350017503500
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1297.572654 1875750
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis123.7294   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia15.1821   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus120.0383   
4136Gull, Lesser Black-backedLarus fuscus11.001 
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.604   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca22.002   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.6317   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath216.6242   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea111.2330   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus155.84240   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus12.759   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash15.0618   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis22.002
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus4146.08577   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus1313.0013   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula33.003   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius121.17144   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris112.82227   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma191.20649500250500
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni11728.88906110050370
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax1111.88925  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.754  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1100.61568  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis15.8822   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.402   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana374.67611420210500
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii227.85239 175 
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.754   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba126.82105 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus19.5954  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta192.00637   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra11.001   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis15.5433   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis29.6650   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha138.21327   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia110.28100 6820
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida123.00129 75100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus147.29252   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres11.001   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A9249.401103
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis131.37255
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus11.001   
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