CWAC Electronic Census Form Ver 3.1
Animal Demography Unit
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Please email this form back before the end of March (for summer survey) or August ( for winter survey). 3 2010
Please return this form to: doug.harebottle@uct.ac.za 4 2011
Name of site: Zandvlei Lower - January 2012 - quarterly count 5 2012
Site code: 34071828         Hour   Minutes 6 2013
Date of survey: Day Month Year Starting time:  09 h 30 7 2014
  21 01 2012 Finishing time: 11 h 15 8 2015
Season: S Select from the list or leave the field blank. 9 2016
Name of compiler: Gavin Lawson 10 2017
ADU observer code: 10691   11 2018
New contact details: (postal, tel. fax, e-mail, etc.) no change same as previous 12 2019
Names of additional observers: (initials and surname e.g. M. Wheeler) 13 2020
Felicity Ellmore     14
Brian Herman (visiting)     15
Margit van Heerden     16
Greg Morgan     17
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Has this site been counted for CWAC before: Type of count: Count conditions: 19
1 5 3 20
1 – yes 1 – on foot 1 – bad 21
2 – no 2 – by boat 2 – poor 22
  3 – aerial 3 – moderate 23
  4 – motor vehicle 4 – good 24
  5 – mixed 5 – ideal 25
Condition of wetland:
1 Percentage of wetland area covered by count: 26
   (to nearest 5%) 27
1 – full (high tide for estuaries) % of shoreline: 95 28
2 – partially full (mid tide for estuaries) % of open water: 95 29
3 – very little standing water (low tide for estuaries)   30
4 – mud only   31
5 – dry   32
Fixed-point photography: Yes   33
if yes, please submit your photos in digital format together with your census form. 34
2 photographs of an unidentified duck (possibly a hybrid mallard) are submitted for the record. The individual was with a group of other mallard hybrids and white domestic ducks in the south western corner against the new fence of the canoe club pond, next to the slipway. 35
The main body of the vlei was full due to the mouth being open for the spring high tide. The start time is not ideal for summer time. The weather was bright and sunny with a SE wind increasing by mid morning. Greg Morgan paddled the southern Marina canals south of the Park Island bridge. 36
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Total waterbirds counted: 2058 This field will update automatically. 38
Total species observed: 27 This field will update automatically. 39
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Important Notes: 42
For species observed breeding, please indicate the appropriate breeding code in the breeding column (B); 43
Breeding status codes: 2 – Possibly breeding, 3 – Probably breeding and 4 – Confirmed breeding; 44
If confirmed breeding information is available, please indicate this in the appropriate tabe at the bottom; 45
Count results should be recorded in the (Count) column; 46
For more information, consult the CWAC information sheets. 47
Species New Ref B Count Species New Ref B Count 48
African Penguin 00002 7     Blacksmith Lapwing 00245 2   36 49
Great Crested Grebe 00004 2   27 White-crowned Lapwing 00246 9     50
Black-necked Grebe 00005 8     African Wattled Lapwing 00247 6     51
Little Grebe 00006 3   2 Long-toed Lapwing 00248 3     52
Pink-backed Pelican 00041 3     Greater Painted-snipe 00230 0     53
Great White Pelican 00042 0     Great Snipe 00249 5     54
Cape Gannet 00044 9     African Snipe 00250 9     55
White-breasted Cormorant 00047 7   3 Curlew Sandpiper 00251 2     56
Cape Cormorant 00048 2   6 Baird's Sandpiper 00252 4     57
Bank Cormorant 00049 6     Terek Sandpiper 00257 8     58
Reed Cormorant 00050 5   39 Common Sandpiper 00258 1   1 59
Crowned Cormorant 00051 1     Green Sandpiper 00259 7     0
African Darter 00052 3   11 Marsh Sandpiper 00262 2    
Grey Heron 00054 6   1 Wood Sandpiper 00264 7    
Black-headed Heron 00055 4   1 Pectoral Sandpiper 00895 9    
Goliath Heron 00056 7     Buff-breasted Sandpiper 00926 5    
Purple Heron 00057 9     Broad-billed Sandpiper 00981 4    
Great Egret 00058 0     White-rumped Sandpiper 00997 9    
Little Egret 00059 8   2 Little Stint 00253 3    
Yellow-billed Egret 00060 7     Red-necked Stint 00897 4    
Cattle Egret 00061 4     Long-toed Stint 00972 4    
Slaty Egret 00982 1     Temminck's Stint 00985 2    
Squacco Heron 00062 1     Red Knot 00254 5    
Green-backed Heron 00063 0     Sanderling 00255 0    
Black Heron 00064 8     Ruff 00256 6    
Rufous-bellied Heron 00065 2     Dunlin 00896 2    
Little Blue Heron 01015 9     Spotted Redshank 00260 6    
Western Reef Heron 02190 2     Common Redshank 00261 0    
Dwarf Bittern 00066 9     Common Greenshank 00263 1    
Little Bittern 00067 6     Greater Yellowlegs 01008 8    
Black-crowned Night-Heron 00069 5     Lesser Yellowlegs 01014 1    
White-backed Night-Heron 00070 2     Black-tailed Godwit 00265 3    
Eurasian Bittern 00071 9     Bar-tailed Godwit 00266 8    
Hamerkop 00072 6     Hudsonian Godwit 01009 0    
Marabou Stork 00073 5     Eurasian Curlew 00267 5    
African Openbill 00074 3     Common Whimbrel 00268 4    
Saddle-billed Stork 00075 7     Pied Avocet 00269 9    
Yellow-billed Stork 00076 4     Black-winged Stilt 00270 3    
Woolly-necked Stork 00077 1     Red Phalarope 00271 8    
Abdim's Stork 00078 8     Red-necked Phalarope 00272 5    
Black Stork 00079 0     Wilson's Phalarope 00929 6    
White Stork 00080 0     Crab Plover 00273 9    
African Sacred Ibis 00081 6   6 Water Thick-knee 00274 4    
Glossy Ibis 00083 7   1 Collared Pratincole 00281 5    
Hadeda Ibis 00084 1   9 Black-winged Pratincole 00282 7    
African Spoonbill 00085 9     Rock Pratincole 00283 6    
Greater Flamingo 00086 2     Kelp Gull 00287 0   17
Lesser Flamingo 00087 4     Grey-headed Gull 00288 9    
Spur-winged Goose 00088 5     Hartlaub's Gull 00289 4   136
Egyptian Goose 00089 3   909 Sabine's Gull 00901 7    
South African Shelduck 00090 3     Franklin's Gull 00932 2    
Comb Duck 00091 8     Common Black-headed Gull 00933 1    
African Pygmy-Goose 00092 5     Slender-billed Gull 01078 4    
Northern Shoveler 00093 9     Heuglin's Gull 02042 3    
Cape Shoveler 00094 4   6 Lesser black-backed Gull 04136 8    
African Black Duck 00095 6     Caspian Tern 00290 4   15
Yellow-billed Duck 00096 0   15 Common Tern 00291 7   11
Red-billed Teal 00097 2     Antarctic Tern 00292 9    
Cape Teal 00098 7     Roseate Tern 00293 8    
Hottentot Teal 00099 1     Arctic Tern 00294 0    
White-faced Duck 00100 2     Sooty Tern 00295 5    
Fulvous Duck 00101 9     Sandwich Tern 00296 1    
Southern Pochard 00102 6     Lesser Crested Tern 00297 3    
Maccoa Duck 00103 5     Swift Tern 00298 6    
White-backed Duck 00104 3     Little Tern 00299 2    
African Fish-Eagle 00149 2     Damara Tern 00300 0    
Western Marsh-Harrier 00166 0     White-winged Tern 00304 1    
African Marsh-Harrier 00167 2     Whiskered Tern 00305 9    
Pallid Harrier 00168 7     African Skimmer 00306 2    
Black Harrier 00169 1     Gull-billed Tern 00902 9    
Montagu's Harrier 00170 6     Black Tern 00903 8    
Osprey 00172 2     Royal Tern 00935 3    
African Rail 00197 6     Bridled Tern 00936 8    
Corn Crake 00198 3     Black-naped Tern 00937 5    
African Crake 00199 5     White-cheeked Tern 00938 4    
Striped Crake 00200 5     African Grass-Owl 00360 1    
Spotted Crake 00201 1     Marsh Owl 00361 5    
Baillon's Crake 00202 3     Pel's Fishing-Owl 00370 8    
Black Crake 00203 2     Pied Kingfisher 00394 5   7
White-winged Flufftail 00204 6     Giant Kingfisher 00395 0    
Red-chested Flufftail 00205 4     Half-collared Kingfisher 00396 6    
Streaky-breasted Flufftail 00892 8     Malachite Kingfisher 00397 8    
African Purple Swamphen 00208 0     Mangrove Kingfisher 00400 6    
Allen's Gallinule 00209 8     African Pied Wagtail 00685 6    
American Purple Gallinule 00893 7     Cape Wagtail 00686 0   3
Common Moorhen 00210 8   3 Mountain Wagtail 00688 7    
Lesser Moorhen 00211 3     Yellow Wagtail 00689 1    
Red-knobbed Coot 00212 0   775 Grey Wagtail 00690 1    
African Finfoot 00213 4     Greater Sheathbill 00864 6    
Grey Crowned Crane 00214 9     Mute Swan 00884 3    
Wattled Crane 00215 1     Garganey 00885 7    
Blue Crane 00216 5     Northern Pintail 00886 4    
African Jacana 00228 8     Mandarin Duck 01017 4    
Lesser Jacana 00229 0     Tufted Duck 01298 7    
African Black Oystercatcher 00231 6     Muscovy Duck 10003 2    
Eurasian Oystercatcher 00894 1     Black Swan 10007 9    
Ruddy Turnstone 00232 8     Domestic Duck 10006 7   4
Common Ringed Plover 00233 7     Domestic Goose 10004 6    
Lesser Sand Plover 00234 1     Red-crested Pochard 01332 2    
White-fronted Plover 00235 9     Mallard 01016 2   3
Chestnut-banded Plover 00236 2     Mallard Hybrid 10015 1   8
Kittlitz's Plover 00237 4     Hybrid Pochard 00978 1    
Three-banded Plover 00238 5     Hybrid Duck 10005 4    
Greater Sand Plover 00239 3     Unidentified Waders 10008 0    
Kentish Plover 02002 0     Unidentified Terns 10009 8    
Caspian Plover 00240 7     Unidentified Gulls 10010 8    
Grey Plover 00241 4     Unidentified Herons 10011 3    
American Golden Plover 00922 0     Unidentified Ducks 10014 9   1
Pacific Golden Plover 01039 6     Unidentified Flamingos 10016 5    
Additional Species Confirmed Breeding Information
Species New Ref B Count Species New Ref No. Pairs