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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 avosetta4151.93545250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata11112.53423   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis3030.0030   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus22.002   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus13.6421   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo19.7840   
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 maccoa115.75108  80
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus18.7825   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata28.7514   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata145.82249   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis128.14154   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.248   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.804   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1529.2230701250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor4336.542506  600
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.603   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa33.003 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser8383.0083
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus265.46200   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis110.4790   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis136.87259250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus14.16665025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis164.31508500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.8712   
932Gull, Franklin'sLarus pipixcan11.001
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus13.9330   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii2177.421250250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus21283.53905300150700
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.3612   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea16.1819   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.705   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus645.85426   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus114.18122   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash15.7226   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.001  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.253
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus135.54136   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.806
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus127.83153   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax13.1311  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus11.001   
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini112.0038 24
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus117.7386   
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus11.001
922Plover, American GoldenPluvialis dominica11.001
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula114.9080   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.502   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius111.3280   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris17.56112   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma129.54154   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax115.1975  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba1515.0015   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos15.0031  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea12.6712  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis13.005   
895Sandpiper, PectoralCalidris melanotos11.001
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.001 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.503   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana110.9055   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii12264.051308350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis13.335   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba122.9226215075 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus152.63238  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta181.37400   
985Stint, Temminck'sCalidris temminckii11.001
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia112.6734   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis15.5323  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis2162.02961   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota15.9134   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha138.17429   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia16.6769 6820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo153.29500   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis123.74130   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii150.86335 250200
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida14.0016   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus284.63314   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus12.006   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis111.3474
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava11.001
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