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Loch Lotus Dams (34081959)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PRIVATE LAND
Conservation status UNKNOWN
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2008-05-27
Brief_description
A selection of small dams next to the N2 approximately 7km east of Riviersonderend. The larger of the dams receives dairy effluent and this results in waterbirds assembling in the area. Cattle feed is available in the surrounding fields, especially during winter, and this contributes to the congregation of waterbirds.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1431.0970   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus12.176   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo11.001   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris23.004
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus248.88182 105 
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.001   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata14.5012   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata892.75400   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis539.13115   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber410.5017   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser00.000
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus264.33224   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis28142.86421   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis26.5012   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.507   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.179   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea22.002   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus115.6780   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash219.8063   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata22.002
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus240.50100   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus23.506   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax22.754  
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris23.307   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana22.002   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii510.7518   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.001   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus23.337  
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia131.2575   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis415.2535   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha1037.50100   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.001   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis28.4020
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