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Kamfers Dam (28402446)

Northern Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
IBA information SA032 - KAMFERS DAM
Ramsar information
Heritage information 179 - KAMFERS DAM
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Date_registered
1995-01-13
Brief_description
An IBA. A large pan with Phragmites reedbeds, mudflats, and emergent grass; was ephemeral but now supplemented by sewage water inflow. Excellent habitat for waterbirds, many of which breed, including Chestnutbanded Plover. Globally significant counts of Blacknecked Grebe (large numbers bred recently); nationally significant numbers of Dabchick, and of Greater Flamingo; large numbers of Lesser Flamingo. Glossy Ibis, South African Shelduck, Cape and Hottentot Teal, Cape Shoveller, Blacksmith Plover, Blackwinged Stilt and Greyheaded Gull peak in summer. In winter, peak numbers of Yellowbilled Duck, Redbilled Teal, Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese, Moorhen, Redknobbed Coot, and Whiskered Tern occur. Eutrophication and reed encroachment are severe threats. Important threats are domestic dogs and cats, poaching and overhead powerlines; livestock grazing/trampling is a mild threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta145.29307250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1231.791576   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus14.009   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo11.504   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.502
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.001   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor88.008   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa140.47170  80
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A26.6716
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus11.502   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata140.76241   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata127.00229   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis3169.15642   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.003   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.332
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber802022.40241701250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor33410954.19500002000010000600
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus211.3855   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis111.0049   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis7403.182157250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus33.003   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis268.21358 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia16.3630   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus1348.0423571000500 
899Gull, Lesser BlackbackedLarus fuscus11.001
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.795   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.205   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.186   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.502   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides23.505   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus113.2538   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus133.84207   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash16.0018   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata22.002
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.001
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus846.83165   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.332
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus179.93414   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus11.001   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus18.0018   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula17.7116   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola22.002   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius111.3845   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris112.0041   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma160.26552500250500
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.332
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax3181.63612  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea136.08115  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis131.08109   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola113.0848   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana232.57129   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii140.35151   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis14.0015   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba14.508   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus4144.15774 500
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta4196.24626   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis44.004   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis12.8511  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis2125.18564   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota120.9595   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha131.05116   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A24357.50691
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida118.0045   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus35230.87769   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A28.3014
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis117.0075
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