oa Madoqua - Waders (Charadrii) and other birds on the Namib Coast: counts and conservation priorities
|Article Title||Waders (Charadrii) and other birds on the Namib Coast: counts and conservation priorities|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Mathematical Statistics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch. **Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch. ***Nature Conservation and Tourism Division, South West Africa Administration|
|Publication Date||Jan 1978|
|Pages||137 - 150|
|Keyword(s)||Cape Cross, Guano platform, Langehaan lagoon, Non-coastal localities, Off-shore winds, Palaearctic migrants, Pollution threats, Sandvis, Value of wetlands and Walvis Bay lagoon|
Counts of waders (Charadrii) and other birds are given for a 300 km section of the coast-line of the Namib Coast, South West Africa, centred on Walvis Bay. A total of 170 000 birds (excluding cormorants) was counted in the summers 1976/77 and 1977/78. Waders totalled 83 069 of which 88,5 % were Palaearctic migrants. The most abundant wader species were sanderling Calidris alba and curlew sandpiper C. ferruginea. Terns totalled 37 000 and flamingoes 38 000.
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