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Strandfontein Sewage Works: Southeast (34061832)

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)
Ramsar information
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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 comprises ponds S4 + S5 + S6 + S7 + S8.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta1118.12593250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata11131.01724   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis11.333   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus14.1961   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo151.60158  130
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.001
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.253   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos22.002   
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor44.004   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa14.8918   
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus66.006   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata113.0844   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata242.34186   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis140.18205   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.6413   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.503   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber7488.9117281250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor11.502   
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.001   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa11.001 
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus122.00132   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis111.63200   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis137.52231 125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.303   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis691.09463 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.926   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.273   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii1251.402069250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus38489.021817300150700
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.5311   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath22.002   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.287   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.273   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus110.8949   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus124.73149   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash18.4158   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.204
243Lapwing, Black-wingedVanellus melanopterus99.009   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus113.0388   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.434
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus120.5476   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.725  
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini17.5434 24
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus117.92101   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula14.2711   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius12.205   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.0013   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus22.002   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma140.32444 250 
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax627.7365  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea15.8020  
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola22.002   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana14.7222   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii1175.52961350175350
93Shoveler, NorthernAnas clypeata11.001
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.003   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus267.45377  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta117.2272   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis12.7710  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis299.18843   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota321.6757   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha154.98357   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia12.754   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo16.6320   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis126.83150   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii160.721223500250200
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus88.008   
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp1111.0011
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.8350
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava55.005
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