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Rooipoort Nature Reserve: Grootdam (28432415)

Northern Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
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Date_registered
1996-01-22
Brief_description
A small farm dam on Rooipoort Nature Reserve, with an open shoreline, muddy water and a few fringing trees and shrubs. Counts in 1996-97 yielded small numbers of five bird species in summer and nine in winter, when in 1997 Dabchick, Yellowbilled Duck and Threebanded Plover made up 80% of the highest count of 37 birds. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta55.005  
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata16.3312   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta44.004   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus14.5623   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis14.1710   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.803   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.001   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash12.333   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus12.276   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.001   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.177   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma66.006   
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.001   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.673   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus11.252  
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha12.836   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis12.114
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