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Location South Africa
Central coordinates 31o 5.00' East  29o 38.00' South
IBA criteria A4ii
Area 350 ha
Altitude 0 - 150m
Year of IBA assessment 2006

BirdLife South Africa



Summary A very large roost of Barn Swallow (of up to 3 million birds) was present here in the 2000s.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica winter  2004-2006  1,000,000-3,000,000 individuals  medium  A4ii  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2014 very high very unfavourable low
Habitat
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agriculture and aquaculture wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Invasive & other problematic species, genes & diseases problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - suppression in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - run-off likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors flight paths happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Wetlands (inland)   0 0 moderate (70-90%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Permanent herbaceous swamps and bogs  -

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