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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

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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 

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: La Mercy and Mount Moreland. Downloaded from on 27/08/2014

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