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This site includes open-water dams, sludge ponds and reedbeds. The only summer count was in 1995; winter counts are available 1995-97. Counts have been too few to show well-defined patterns of occurrence, apart from the summer influx of Palearctic shorebirds, but ibises and most waterfowl appear to be more numerous in winter (the exception being South African Shelduck), while Redknobbed Coot is commoner in summer. Avocet and Blacksmith Plover numbers are greater in summer, but Threebanded Plover is more numerous in winter. Good counts of Redbilled Teal and Blacksmith Plover are noteworthy. Pollution by domestic waste, and the encroachment of squatters, are severe threats, while the spread of alien water plants poses an important threat.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta2626.0026  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata421.4254   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus24.6419   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo111.8955   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.001
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum22.674   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa24.008   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa22.002   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata229.2595   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata547.83104   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis123.91110   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.172
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus225.73128   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis219.7549   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis28.1128   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.003   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.432   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala16.3328   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea14.208   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus418.6452   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash18.3325   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.502
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus535.7569   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.806   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.001
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius44.675   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris419.3340   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma44.004   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax1331.4064  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.758  
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola24.339   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana211.0044   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii412.2037   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.807   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba15.6715   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus12.504  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta425.5057   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis22.002   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha23107.58247   
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp22.002
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis18.1718
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