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Paarl Bird Sanctuary (33411858)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1993-01-16
Brief_description
Maturation ponds; small areas of fringing Typha and Phragmites; some muddy substrate. Good variety of waterbirds; high summer counts of Dabchick, Sacred Ibis, Redbilled Teal, Cape Shoveller (nationally significant), Maccoa Duck (breeds), and Whitewinged Tern (globally significant); high winter counts of Grey Heron, Lesser Flamingo (1993 only), Blackwinged Stilt, and Greyheaded and Hartlaub''s Gulls (breed; site globally significant for Hartlaub''s). Cormorants, Darter, Little and Cattle Egrets, Grey and Blackheaded Herons, and Blackcrowned Night Heron, all breed. High biomass in winter 1993 due to Lesser Flamingo and gulls. Little habitat for secretive rails, but Baillon''s Crake has occurred. Threats include spread of nearby squatter camp, livestock grazing/trampling, illegal hunting/trapping, fires and spread of Myriophyllum aquaticum.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta115.77218 125
533Babbler, Arrow-markedTurdoides jardineii00.000
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.364   
631Cisticola, CloudCisticola textrix00.000
638Cisticola, Grey-backedCisticola subruficapilla00.000
635Cisticola, Pale-crownedCisticola cinnamomeus00.000
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1390.50312   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis6969.0069   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus1818.0018   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus121.14183   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo139.69167  130
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia12.719
202Crake, Baillon'sPorzana pusilla66.006
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris12.3010
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa124.3989   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa13.3812   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos22.002   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.423
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor13.099   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.502
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid11.001
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa114.82235 21580
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos12.5712
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A111.2062
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus14.6021   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata112.0284   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata127.71124   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis1095.79270   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.674   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.5071   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia12.6419   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.313
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1124.21764 625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1215.771200  600
893Gallinule, American PurplePorphyrio martinicus11.001
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.042
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus8267.741341   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis116.70118   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis114.53131 125 
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus12.037   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis1114.68440 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.523   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus127.97273   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii11380.021702250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus13.0821   
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.082   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala15.6335   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.132   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea18.0535   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.486   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.202   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus391.10673   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus15.2635   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash15.9526   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.182  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.485
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata15.1622
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.7412
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus768.48327   
824Mannikin, Red-backedSpermestes bicolor00.000
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.182
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus745.82223   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata6060.0060
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax19.4944  
520Oriole, African GoldenOriolus auratus00.000
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.695  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus114.29147   
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens2828.0028   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius118.6975   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris118.8894   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma114.86148   
281Pratincole, CollaredGlareola pratincola1212.0012   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax12.7713  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos15.5233  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea15.1557  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.403   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola12.0015   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana12.9611   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii157.65358350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernAnas clypeata11.001
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis13.4813   
249Snipe, GreatGallinago media11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba17.6364   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus187.49527 500
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta141.61260   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis15.0115  
884Swan, MuteCygnus olor33.003
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis233.46216   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota14.2521   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha130.73151   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida22.002   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1494.17510120001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus17.2922   
827Twinspot, GreenMandingoa nitidula00.000
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A14.8620
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis154.06202
677Wattle-eye, Black-throatedPlatysteira peltata00.000
846Whydah, Pin-tailedVidua macroura00.000
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