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Benfontein Dam (28502450)

Free State

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Northern Cape Department of Tourism, Environment and Conservation
Management status PRIVATE LAND
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
IBA information SA033 - BENFONTEIN GAME FARM
Ramsar information
Heritage information 108 - BENFONTEIN
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Date_registered
1996-01-22
Brief_description
A farm dam, with no vegetation; shoreline open, but rock wall along 30-40% of perimeter. Summer and winter counts for 1996 and winter count for 1997 available. These produced few birds, of only seven species in summer and 10 species in winter. Waterfowl were almost absent in summer, when the commonest species were Cattle Egret and Redknobbed Coot, and small numbers of four shorebird species were present, including 7 Blackwinged Stilt. Coot were absent in winter, when the commonest birds were Yellowbilled Duck and Spurwinged Goose. No threats have been identified.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata15.0012   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata58.0011   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis26.5011   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus11.802   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis99.009   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis33.003   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia23.505   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus13.8010   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.754   
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea11.001  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis22.002   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola22.002   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana22.333   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii22.002   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus26.009  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis23.505   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis11.252
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