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Strandfontein Sewage Works: Combined (34051831)

Western Cape

CWAC status DISCONTINUED
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)
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1992-01-12
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.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta1244.881704250125
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata55594.034257 2500 
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis13212.8651009550027503000
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus225.89308   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo1154.73511  130
199Crake, AfricanCrecopsis egregia11.502
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.615
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.252   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa117.62147   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa150.001237600300250
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos11.001   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.502
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor17.3227   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid11.672
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa159.5443143021580
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.383
1298Duck, TuftedAythya fuligula11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A13.258
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus19.23136 110 
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata14.7624   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata5125.041102 850 
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis4134.32685   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.194   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta18.6346   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia13.2221   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.654
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber11156.7452691250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor165.77912  600
209Gallinule, Allen'sPorphyrio alleni512.0019
885Garganey, GarganeyAnas querquedula11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica12.335   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus7168.621098   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis126.10805  750
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis1205.461380250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus18.21515025 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis8298.081813500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia16.58105   
933Gull, Common Black-headedLarus ridibundus11.001
932Gull, Franklin'sLarus pipixcan11.001
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus12.1417   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii7718.623543250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus79875.683685300150700
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.316   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala17.1920   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea114.9757   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea14.4165   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1122.211460 1000 
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus150.38328   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash110.1240   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus1111.14772  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.714
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.337
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.479
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus11.252   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus7100.32413   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus13.7213
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus269.41484   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax15.9928  
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini112.7046 24
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus182.83360  300
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus11.502
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula127.39201   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola17.50138   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius19.88100   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris16.8782   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus12.6918   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma1253.061332500250500
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax134.19416  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba110.3321   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos13.91115  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea169.15795  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis14.5331   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.001 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola14.6521   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana112.30107   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii17536.392046350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.795   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba113.9771115075 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus2167.60587 500
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1231.171002   
972Stint, Long-toedCalidris subminuta11.001
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia150150.00150   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis19.9341  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.001
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis18407.531975 17501750
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota13.1711   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha194.72616   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata2514.0010267035122
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea1351.712004  
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia16.564511356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo1147.572007   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis1178.19302715007501700
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii192.63941500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida596.0018715075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1730.05646420001000 
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus12.415   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres15.3030   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5050.0050
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp5555.0055
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis187.52420
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava11.001
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus11.363   
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