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Strandfontein Sewage Works: Southwest (34061831)

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 M1 + M2 + T1 + T2 + S1 + S2 + S3. Pond S3 is occasionally covered with Water Hyacinth.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta191.091095250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata352.65151   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis15.9528   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus11.001   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus15.7458   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo129.38294  130
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.001
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.938   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa22.002   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos12.504
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor1515.0015   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa13.6224   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A221.6760
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus12.335   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata14.6415   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata143.81413   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis132.35445   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.1427   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.503   
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1319.0516201250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor912.5016   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus174.47886   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis162.41610   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis115.4973   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.323   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis123.14210   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.6711   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.505   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii2151.751322250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus2112.75821300150700
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A33.003
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.588   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea14.4017   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.433   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides4949.0049   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus188.59562   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus112.15164   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash15.7960   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.256
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus22.002   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus111.1796   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.365
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus17.2930   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.907  
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini16.0327 24
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus120.21150   
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus11.001
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula117.2575   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola25.509   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius12.003   
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva11.001
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris14.2118   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus13.005   
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina44.004
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma126.74201   
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni15001500.00150010050370
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax19.0033  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos23.004  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea15.008  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.001   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.502   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana17.2839   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii189.12585350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.673   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.8010   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus145.24208  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1117.201000   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia22.002   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis12.3724  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis128.98205   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota14.3320   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha125.35138   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia11.867   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo112.2940   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis116.2560   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii119.89280 250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A3030.0030
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida2626.0026   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus185.57320   
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis06.3234
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava22.002
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