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Vermont Salt Pan (34251910)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information
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Date_registered
1993-01-22
Brief_description
A 15 ha pan supporting good numbers of a fairly wide selection of species. Cormorants, herons, egrets, ibises, waterfowl and Redknobbed Coot are more numerous in summer. Although the number of species observed has not decreased during the survey period, total count and biomass have declined. Species showing an overall decrease in numbers include Redknobbed Coot (very few recorded after 1994) and Cape Shoveller; counts of Little Egret, Egyptian Goose and Black-winged Stilt are increasing. Threats are alien vegetation, clearing of vegetation, and domestic gardening.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta117.6060  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1103.90501   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis33.003   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus131.10139   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo131.31117   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.332
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.502   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid11.001
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa14.009   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos12.185
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus44.004   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata224.7684   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis164.88231   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta19.8230   
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber8114.60427   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor11.001   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus24.7819   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis44.004   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus15.0012   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis214.5553   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.332   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii117.44145 125 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus14.6317   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.675   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.0416   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus18.0030   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash13.4415   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.004
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus26.0012   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus15.7019   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata44.004
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax25.7112  
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius27.8316   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris14.7716   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus88.008   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma122.3334   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea613.7523  
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii440.87120   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.004   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus212.7142  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta4545.0045   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.202  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis18.6439   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota33.003   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha12.504   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.892   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis15.4422
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