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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 avosetta190.351095250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata352.22151   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis15.7028   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus11.001   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus15.5758   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo129.12294  130
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.001
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.938   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa22.002   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos12.504
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor1515.0015   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa14.2024   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A221.6760
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus12.335   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata14.4215   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata143.06413   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis134.20445   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.0027   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.473   
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1304.0916201250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor912.5016   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus170.34886   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis160.49610   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis115.1773   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.323   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis121.81210   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia13.1814   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.505   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii2148.721322250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus2120.74821300150700
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A33.003
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.598   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea14.3017   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.433   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides4949.0049   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus1110.76667   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus112.78164   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash15.6060   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.156
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus22.002   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus111.0396   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.335
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus17.8430   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.907  
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini15.9427 24
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus120.04150   
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 tricollaris13.8718   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus13.005   
1332Pochard, Red-crestedNetta rufina44.004
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma126.55201   
282Pratincole, Black-wingedGlareola nordmanni15001500.00150010050370
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax18.4633  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos23.004  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea14.208  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.001   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.502   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana17.2839   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii185.41585350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.673   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.5910   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus149.35208  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1109.111000   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia22.002   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis12.4324  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis127.55205   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota13.8220   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha125.60188   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia11.867   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo111.3840   
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 capensis06.2734
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava22.002
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