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Strandfontein Sewage Works: North (34041831)

Western Cape

Authority Cape Bird Club & City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
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Regarded as one of the top ten coastal sites for waterbirds in the country. A sewage works on the Cape Flats; important foraging area for birds breeding and roosting at nearby Rondevlei Bird Sanctuary. There is an excellent diversity of waterbird species (72), with globally signi-ficant counts of seven species and nationally significant counts of a further three. Good numbers of Palearctic and African waders and terns occur in summer. High summer counts of Grey and Purple Herons, and winter counts of White Pelican, are also noteworthy. Most waterfowl are more numerous in summer, except for South African Shelduck and Southern Pochard. Habitat loss and disturbance will occur if a proposed ring road is built adjacent to sewage works. This site compromises ponds P7 + P8.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
4150Albatross, ShyThalassarche cauta22.002
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta169.95280250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata5150.73677   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis66.006   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus13.8822   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo13.6230   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.502
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa16.2740   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa11.502   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa119.98158  80
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus13.338   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata212.8346   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata137.43191   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis146.72184   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta18.76124   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.293   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.444
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1334.0913941250625760
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus132.06153   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis121.70305   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis153.02500250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus13.7420   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis3122.37563500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.552   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.382   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii2230.791535250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus1885.941916300150700
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.4215   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.5114   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.503   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus124.7781   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus113.2685   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash18.3340   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.001  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.332
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.252
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus130.06214   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.272
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus122.2794   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.764  
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini12.085  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus111.88121   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius33.003   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris15.8018   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma131.37260 250 
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax33.003  
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola55.005   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana19.5050   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii2129.381621350175350
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.753   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus117.5187  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta947.0085   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.684  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.001
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis7186.06961   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota22.002   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha122.30239   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia11.001   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo11.502   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis964.50120   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii114.3372   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida24.006   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus13.506   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus22.002   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres11.001   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.1972
688Wagtail, MountainMotacilla clara55.005
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