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Goukou River: Mouth - Melkhoutfontein (34212125)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Cape Nature
Management status MARINE PROTECTED AREA
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA115 - OVERBERG WHEATBELT
Ramsar information
Heritage information
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Date_registered
2006-03-14
Brief_description
This site now only covers the lower part of the estuary, from the mouth up to Melkhoutfontein.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta22.002  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata14543.00908550002500 
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis116.00120   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus110.1818   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo159.17619  130
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa15.5020   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa27.0012   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid22.002
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.001   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos22.002
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A33.003
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus22.002   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata221.5041   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata1280.0023591700850 
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis125.29123   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba3131.0031   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta16.6716   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia1919.0019   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.502
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber3939.0039   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor2323.0023   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser56.007
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus1228.711555   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis9999.0099   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis11.001   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus33.003   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis14.8611   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia19.4417   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus261.50121   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus952.92194 150 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.505   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath2727.0027   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea26.8231   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides77.007   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus111.4547   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus99.009   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash15.179   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.503
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata13.006
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis15.5515
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus11.001   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus222.20145   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus1128.00255   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini24.007  
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens33.003   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula125.0072   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola111.8027   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius7070.0070   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris24.008   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus26.6413   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma9696.0096   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax1818.0018  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba17.0013   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.8826  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea46.3310  
259Sandpiper, GreenTringa ochropus11.001
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis14.2911   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola22.002   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana145145.00145   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii213.5025   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba131.0061   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus151.00101  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta16681668.001668   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis99.009   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis5656.0056 50
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis12.675   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha144144.00144   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia106106.00106 6820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo211.0024   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii35.6711   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida206206.0020615075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus454454.00454   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus24.337   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.004
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis310.2519
690Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea11.001
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus313.5031   
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