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Strandfontein Sewage Works: Central (34051830)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Cape Bird Club & City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
IBA information SA116 - FALSE BAY PARK (PROPOSED)
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Date_registered
2005-03-08
Brief_description
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 P1 + P2 + P3 + P4 + P5 + P6.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta4157.71545250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata11110.32423   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis3030.0030   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus22.002   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus13.6021   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo19.7640   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.733
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa16.0560   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.252
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor11.603   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid11.001
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa115.25108  80
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus18.0025   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata27.4014   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata144.61249   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis126.50154   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.338   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.674   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1551.8130701250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor4235.842506  600
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.833   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa33.003 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser8383.0083
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus163.24200   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis111.1890   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis136.98259250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus14.06665025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis160.40508500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.8212   
932Gull, Franklin'sLarus pipixcan11.001
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus13.4430   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii2191.851250250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus21278.05905300150700
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.4012   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.8919   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.665   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus646.52426   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus114.20122   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash15.6126   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.001  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.233
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus135.30136   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.766
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus126.39153   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax13.0711  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus11.001   
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini111.3338 24
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus118.7386   
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus11.001
922Plover, American GoldenPluvialis dominica11.001
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula114.2180   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.502   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius110.4880   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris16.84112   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma131.86168   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax113.9575  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba1515.0015   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.2931  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea12.4512  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.335   
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.001
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.001 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.704   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana110.8055   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii12267.281308350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.605   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba121.3626215075 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus154.96346  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta179.79400   
985Stint, Temminck'sCalidris temminckii11.001
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia17.6734   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis15.4123  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis2177.94961   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota16.4234   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha136.68429   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia16.5069 6820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo179.941015   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis123.12130   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii149.78335 250200
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida17.2530   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus284.63314   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.936   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres22.002   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis111.1674
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava11.001
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