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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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Information 

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 cristata13029.33908550002500 
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis115.69120   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus19.6218   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo152.07619  130
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa15.3020   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa26.0012   
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 undulata1232.0923591700850 
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis122.63123   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba3131.0031   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta16.1416   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia1919.0019   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.502
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber3939.0039   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor2323.0023   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser35.257
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus1201.501555   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis9999.0099   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis11.001   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus33.003   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis15.1311   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia18.6017   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus261.50121   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus948.57194 150 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.005   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath2727.0027   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea26.5431   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides77.007   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus112.9247   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus99.009   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash16.1315   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.503
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata12.406
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis15.2315
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus11.001   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus219.67145   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus185.67255   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini13.557  
41Pelican, Pink-backedPelecanus rufescens33.003   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula125.0072   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola110.8227   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius7070.0070   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris24.008   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus26.8313   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma9696.0096   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax1818.0018  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba17.0013   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos17.1026  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea25.2510  
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 erythrorhyncha574.50144   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia106106.00106 6820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo220.6068   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons2020.0020   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii14.5011   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida206206.0020615075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus454454.00454   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus24.007   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.004
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis19.1419
690Wagtail, GreyMotacilla cinerea11.001
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus112.0831   
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