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Albert Falls Dam: Route 2 (29253024)


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A large water supply dam with mostly open, rather barren shoreline of earth/stones, but some muddy areas with wet grass, and a little fringing reed/sedge cover, especially at inlets. White- breasted Cormorant breeds. Attracts a good variety of waterbirds. Water level very low 1992-93; largest counts of Dabchick, Egyptian and Spurwinged Geese, Crowned Crane, Kittlitz's Plover and Cape Wagtail recorded winter 1993. High count and biomass totals in winters of 1993-94 due to good numbers of cormorants, geese and cranes (largest counts of Whitebreasted Cormorant and Little Egret in winter 1994, plus 295 Spurwinged Geese). High count of Blacksmith Plover in summer 1997. Osprey and Wattled Plover regular; occasional good numbers of Marsh Owl recorded. Occasional fishing competitions on the dam cause mild disturbance. This section is done by boat from the dam wall in a northern direction all along the shore line, right around the dam up to the gate where the game park starts. This is the same point where section 1 ends.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus2199.162197   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo132.26247  130
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris14.8317
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum27.1717   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa320.4449   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa12.334   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor66.006   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus88.008   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata227.69236   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata225.67244   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis418.8561   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba13.187   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta17.0622   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.252   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer17.8923
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus20163.37600   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis125.3567   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis58.1711   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.145   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta13.3812   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.1714   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath13.659   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata12.003   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea14.4413   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea22.253   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus26.5016   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash111.6739   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus16.6414  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus15.5611
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.332
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata17.8026
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis110.3533
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus232.28131   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.001   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax12.754  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus12.295
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula33.003   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius26.8618   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris17.3818   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus214.0026   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax123.7563  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos212.5330  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis17.5014   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.142   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana23.254   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba110.8650   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus46.508  
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia11.001   
77Stork, Woolly-neckedCiconia episcopus15.0017   
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus22.002
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota88.008   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha13.8610   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia22.002   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus11.001   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus12.756   
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp211.5923
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis256.00153
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara22.002
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