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SABAP1 distribution

Purple Heron


Ardea purpurea

IUCN Red Data status: Breeding indicator key
Endemic status:     No breeding data
Occurrence status:     Possible or Probable breeding
      Confirmed breeding

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Species occurance by site

Name of site Monthly reporting rate (RR %) Total
RR %
Cards
at site
Cards
with
spp
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Abe Bailey Nature Reserve (GP77807370805667707158957874.5145108
Albasini Water Conservancy (NP0000010000100000100.022
Albert Falls Resource Reserve (KZ1400000010000134.81266
Amatikulu Nature Reserve (KZ000000203300002.9692
Amberglen Private Nature Reserve (KZ03031130002500171712.19111
Amersfoort-Bethal-Carolina Dist. 2629BA (SA018) (MP00000001000000100.011
Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary (GP0000033140200006.4473
Badplaas Private Nature Reserve (MP00000500000010050.0105
Barberspan Nature Reserve (SA026) (NW1700033000010131710.4485
Bayhead Natural Heritage Site (209) (KZ1100011000063103.21856
Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve (KZ0000001000000010.0101
Beaulieu Bird Sanctuary (GP0000000080000.81261
Belfast Vlei (242) (MP00000001000000100.011
Benfontein (108) (SA033) (NC170000000001704.0502
Bierspruit Dam Conservation Area (NP13000000000001.7591
Blesbokspruit (SA021) (GP10010000000010010067053.3158
Blouvlei / Intaka Island (WC1001001001000100100100671000070.61712
Bluff Nature Reserve (KZ223332128103615172381418.132058
Blythedale Beach Conservancy (KZ5530000177810000708251.612866
Boero Dam Bird Sanctuary (GP00000141191080146.1986
Bonamanzi Game Park (240) (KZ005000250015723010.89310
Bontebok National Park (WC1181506060005125.618010
Borakalalo National Park (NW20002025077000228.012510
Boskopdam Nature Reserve (NW1000000000000066.732
Bot River Nature Reserve (WC1001005010050100100500010010070.61712
Botriviervlei and Kleinmond Estuary (SA118) (WC336000100333300003331.34815
Bronkhorstspruitdam Nature Reserve (GP382038403850890010021.810122
Buccleugh Indigenous Forest (279) (KZ000000000500050.021
Buffelsdrift Conservancy (GP630000170206717313314.212718
Cape Agulhas National Park (WC0000000001000033.331
Cape Recife Nature Reserve (EC1740067884483400001435.36824
Chelmsford Nature Reserve (SA059) (KZ292500100001005000024.1297
Cleveland Game Park (NP7510010010010010010001001000095.82423
Con Joubert Bird Park (GP1720000025000007.5534
Craigie Burn Nature Reserve (KZ0000010000000050.021
Cumberland Nature Reserve (320) (KZ00000011000071.61282
Darvill Bird Sanctuary (KZ222321031151736150121817.616529
De Hoop Nature Reserve (SA119) (WC107795170154171068.522319
De Mond Nature Reserve (SA121) (WC0000000088002.8722
Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary (WC2927383138673850152991732.015349
Ditholo Nature Reserve (GP1000170000250500016.7244
DNyala Nature Reserve (SA007) (NP000250001400002.9702
Dome Bergland Conservancy (NW000000005000050.021
Doorndraai Dam Nature Reserve (SA007) (NP00000330000003.7271
Dundee Agricultural Research Station Conservancy (KZ00005000000006.7151
Durban Botanic Gardens (KZ00170000000002.3441
Ebenezer Dam Nature Reserve (NP000000330000020.051
Edith Stephens Wetland Park (WC010050033043000010028.0257
Elandsbaai Nature Reserve (WC250332200505050400030.33310
Empisini Nature Reserve (KZ0002010001000003.3923
Enkeldoornspoort Nature Reserve (NP0001000000000020.051
Enseleni Nature Reserve (KZ05000000000005.0201
Entabeni Nature Reserve (SA003) (NP000500000000033.331
False Bay Park (proposed) (SA116) (WC01000000100100100100010085.776
Ferncliffe Forest (KZ00010000000002.8361
Florence Bloom Bird Sanctuary (GP0000500002501706.7453
Franklin Vlei (SA081) (KZ005000000503340023.8215
Free State National Botanical Gardens (FS0020630000000011.6435
Gamtoos River Mouth Nature Reserve (EC43400033508333000030.44614
Ghio Wetland Local Reserve (EC00000500000003.8261
Glen Austin Pan Bird Sanctuary (GP389251307914015101311.812715
Golden Gate Highlands National Park (SA047) (FS0000000009001.8571
Gonubie Mouth Bird Sanctuary (EC00000000500007.1141
Goudveld Forest Reserve (EC00000010000000100.011
Goukamma Nature & Marine Reserve (SA114) (WC3521282256781116334318.220337
Grassland Biosphere Reserve 2730CB (SA020) (KZ006700000000050.042
Great Fish River Wetland Reserve (EC100000000000009.1111
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park 2732CB (SA058) (KZ000000100100130100038.9187
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park 2832AB (SA058) (KZ000020000000176.7302
Greater St Lucia Wetland Park 2832AD (SA058) (KZ00000090333003.4883
Grootvaly Wetland Reserve (SA021) (GP001001001000501007500062.51610
Gustav Klingbiel Nature Reserve (MP11050330000330676724.2338
Hamerkop Bird Sanctuary (GP00000140000001.2811
Hans Merensky Nature Reserve (NP00033000000001.7581
Hartebeespoort Dam Nature Reserve (SA025) (NW000100670011332525012.7557
Hazelmere Dam Private Nature Reserve (KZ00000000002505.0201
Helderberg Nature Reserve (WC76013510010000195.825715
Hillandale Conservancy (KZ00000330013251407.9897
Himeville Nature Reserve (KZ10000000000330015.4132
Hlatikulu Nature Reserve (SA072) (KZ0050000100000008.3242
Hluhluwe Game Reserve (HUP) (SA060) (KZ0000000008000.91171
Honnet Private Nature Reserve (NP000500000000016.761
Ilanda Wilds Nature Reserve (KZ20200332001300033010.2596
Inanda Dam and Resort (KZ001000100000000075.043
Inhlaba (113) (MP000500000000020.051
Jericho Dam Nature Reserve (MP00000000000100100.011
Kabeljous River Nature Reserve (EC00000751000000022.2276
Kamberg Nature Reserve (SA064) (KZ0000250003300257.0433
Kamfers Dam (179) (SA032) (NC0001000014000006.9292
Kap River Nature Reserve (EC00000000013002.4411
Karoo National Park (SA102) (WC7130800130500316.316010
Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve (KZ335115303600114.040416
Keurbooms River Nature Reserve (WC0200001915006006.01177
Kleinmond Coast and Mountain Nature Reserve (WC0000010000000011.191
Knysna National Park (WC50010000000000025.082
Korsman Bird Sanctuary (= Westdene Nature Reserve) (GP1014187611201412623011.219722
Kosi Bay System (SA053) (KZ00000001000000100.011
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve (KZ00000000000201.4741
Kruger National Park 2331AB (SA002) (NP002500250000072.91033
Kruger National Park 2331AD (SA002) (NP00050000000007.1141
Kruger National Park 2331CB (SA002) (NP0000006000001.5661
Kruger National Park 2331CD (SA002) (NP003300017000005.6362
Kruger National Park 2331DC (SA002) (NP725014001413330111310.1899
Kruger National Park 2431AA (SA002) (MP000000000330033.331
Kruger National Park 2431BA (SA002) (MP00010000000001.7581
Kruger National Park 2431BD (SA002) (MP017000000001503.2953
Kruger National Park 2431DC (SA002) (MP00000000013001.0971
Kruger National Park 2431DD (SA002) (MP00000000009173.8522
Kruger National Park 2531BB (SA002) (MP00000000013001.2811
Kruger National Park 2531BD (SA002) (MP000002503350010012.5324
Lake Eteza Nature Reserve (SA061) (KZ0000000001001000100.022
Lake Sibaya Fresh Water Reserve (SA054) (KZ10000000010010000100100.066
Leeuwkuil Nature Reserve (GP050000000000025.041
Letaba Ranch (NP00000130000002.4421
Lichtenburg Game Birding Camp (NW0001000500000100027.3113
Limpopo National Park (Vhembe Nature Reserve) (SA001) (NP000001000000005.9171
Lower Berg River - Kersefontein Farm (SA104) (WC000000500000050.021
Lower Berg River Wetlands (SA104) (WC337110006701333804025044.44520
Lydenburg Production Unit (MP000000250000012.581
Mabalingwe Private Nature Reserve (NP33000000000004.8211
Mabula Game Lodge (NP33000000700405.4744
Macasser Waste Water Treatment Works (WC500330000000008.0252
Magaliesberg & Witwatersberg 2527DC (SA025) (NW0010000000000020.051
Magaliesberg Nature Area (NW7501005003300100290023.7389
Malalotja Nature Reserve (SW001) (sz00000000003303.4291
Malandeni Sewage Works (KZ3333100501000100675050675063.63321
Mapelane Forest Reserve (GSL) (SA057) (KZ0007000000002.3441
Marakele National Park (SA007) (NP00000000005004.5221
Marievale Bird Sanctuary (SA021) (GP74597044525042567777817964.5369238
Marloth Park Conservancy (MP00000130000005.3191
Melrose Bird Sanctuary (GP120044043911544.930715
Middle Vaal River (SA038) (FS2500002200000259.7626
Midmar Nature Reserve (SA076) (KZ20172500003300008.2736
Mkhombo Nature Reserve (MP2021033000000736432.97324
Mkuzi Game Reserve (SA057) (KZ51032290043594.055222
Mlawula Game Reserve (SW002) (sz005005000000335010.3394
Montagu Eeufees Nature Reserve (WC00002500000008.3121
Montagu Mountain Nature Reserve (WC010000000000008.3121
Morokapula Private Nature Reserve (NP0000010000000040.052
Mosdene Private Nature Reserve (SA002) (NP10050040100335000005034.52910
Mpenjati Nature Reserve (KZ0000008000000.81191
Natal National Botanical Gardens (KZ000000501000050019.0214
Ndabushe Wildlife Sanctuary (GP100000001000000018.2112
Ndumo Game Reserve (SA052) (KZ183316176293538523124928.025070
Ndzalama Wildlife Reserve (NP000000003300033.331
New Germany Nature Reserve (KZ0000000000090.71491
Nooitgedacht Dam Nature Reserve (MP000000000005025.041
Norscot Koppies Nature Reserve (GP017290018017000189.2878
North Park Nature Reserve (KZ130000000000131.71192
Northern Farms Nature Reserve (Diepsloot NR) (SA025) (GP2040360205025001002522.26314
Northern Treatment Works (KZ1918220252525002910015.511618
Nyl River Bush Camp (NP100000001000000066.732
Nylsvley Nature Reserve (SA008) (NP89508064406755455043246457.916495
Olifantsvlei Nature Reserve (GP42313823294725384043474837.917466
Onrus Lagoon Nature Reserve & Bird Sanctuary (WC00000000000100100.011
Orange River Mouth Wetlands (SA030) (NC8075010010007557000067.92819
Outspan Bird Sanctuary (GP1220020116211776362114.216223
Paarl Bird Sanctuary (WC32554566516340322223274842.3496210
Palmiet Nature Reserve (KZ18040051010134086.123014
Paradise Valley Nature Reserve (KZ290000200000005.1593
Phinda Resource Reserve (204) (KZ01700000000007.1141
Pilanesberg National Park 2527AA (SA023) (NW0400000000000.52001
Polokwane (Pietersburg) Bird Sanctuary (NP3300334002020000010.0606
Polokwane (Pietersburg) Nature Reserve (SA006) (NP000002002200585.1995
Polokwane (Pietersburg) Sewage Works (NP00005000000005.0201
Pongola Nature Reserve (KZ00330000005001412.9314
Pongolapoort Nature Reserve (SA055) (KZ000000100330043033.3155
President Ridge Bird Sanctuary (GP00000500000010010.0202
Pretoria National Botanical Gardens (GP03300000000002.6391
Prozesky Bird Sanctuary (NW010005010010010000100100069.2139
Pumula Park (Blaauwpan) Nature Reserve (GP140000014000003.2622
Raapenberg Bird Sanctuary (WC000503306002500028.0257
Redford Conservancy (WC00000000100000100.011
Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve (GP00000000002503.8261
Richards Bay Game Reserve (SA079) (KZ00000100000067023.1133
Rietvlei Nature Reserve (GP46060812000064.02269
Rietvlei Wetland Reserve (SA111) (WC67100010000000675010066.7128
Riviersonderend Nature Reserve (WC3600000000001.71202
Rocherpan Nature Reserve (WC1000000001310004.1743
Rolfes Pan Nature Reserve (GP001400180671111187.018513
Rondebult Bird Sanctuary (GP20135443325444414833822.513831
Rondevlei Nature Reserve (SA116) (WC3367141071387167677110010051.47036
Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve (GP64685382595064534652644157.5233134
Roosfontein Nature Reserve (KZ00005600130002.11914
Rust de Winter Dam Nature Reserve (NP676780501001004357863810010067.85940
Rynfield Nature Reserve (GP02500025033750331719.1479
San Lameer Conservancy (KZ000000014003304.3472
Sandveld Nature Reserve (SA039) (FS0030000000000.52081
Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve (FS00040100000050753335.72810
Seekoerivier Nature Reserve (EC00025403300000013.3304
Seringveld Conservancy (GP0000189250040009.2656
Settlers Park Nature Reserve (EC0131816511006615179.522121
Shongweni Resources Reserve (156) (KZ2537202062993.855621
Sodwana State Forest (SA058) (KZ001000000003350037.583
Soetandalsvlei Nature Reserve (De Mond) (WC00000000100000100.011
Soetdoring Nature Reserve (SA049) (FS100015000005003.41455
Spitskop Dam (SA028) (NC100100000000000050.063
Springs Bird Sanctuary (SA021) deproclaimed 1998 (GP671005001000200033100050.02814
St Lucia Game Reserve (SA058) (KZ00000000000209.1111
St Lucia Park (SA058) (KZ13000050000014209.3434
Stan Madden Bird Sanctuary (SA021) (GP05005010000000100029.4175
Strandfontein Sewage Works (SA116) (WC6764137883100756710075637167.17651
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve (SA022) (GP019912703001112258.128323
T.C. Robertson Nature Reserve (KZ00025000000001.8571
Tala Game Reserve (KZ0002001400092005.71056
Tembe Elephant Park (KZ145002044215081017014.314020
Theespruit (224) (MP000000010000100100100.033
Thulazihleka Pan (KZ10010067100100000100100100087.51614
Tswaing Crater Museum (GP0000500001000007.7262
Turfloop Nature Reserve (NP000000331001001000044.494
Tygerberg Nature Reserve (WC00000000017001.3771
Umbilo-Umhlatuzana River Park (KZ029254045255020500507531.67624
Umbogavango Nature Reserve (KZ20202500331395020252619.810621
Umfolozi Game Reserve (SA060) (KZ000000000102502.91033
Umgeni River Park (KZ47442033100055292135334035.913147
Umhlanga Conservancy (KZ0000025111300004.2713
Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve (KZ0000000250001005.1392
Umlalazi Nature Reserve (SA063) (KZ1420331100800221007.91018
Umvoti Estuary (166) (SA073) (KZ312980213135574745625936.419571
Umvoti Vlei Nature Reserve (SA069) (KZ0000000010000033.331
Umzumbe Conservancy (KZ00040025000033013.8294
University Port Elizabeth Private Nature Reserve (EC00000500000007.7131
Vaal Dam Nature Reserve (GP00000000500003.4291
Vaalbos National Park (NC00000000020003.1321
Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve (NW1770384433363350330312335.212544
Valley of Seven Dams Conservancy (FS06733000003300023.5174
Van Stadens Wild Flower Nature Reserve (EC00000000025003.2311
Verlorenvlei (SA103) (WC0000001000000025.041
Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve (KZ75000900044103.22528
Victor Penning Bird Sanctuary (GP10000000000000100.011
Virginia Bush Nature Reserve (KZ00110901013200007.8645
Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve (WC518200001015206181612.018422
Wakkerstroom Wetland Reserve (220) (MP1008078206701004010001006464.35636
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens (GP0000006000000.71501
Wanebaai (106) (NC10000000100100000075.043
Wanebaai (106) (X) (NC670000000000050.042
Waterberg System 2428AB (SA007) (NP00000010000000100.022
Weenen Nature Reserve(SA068) (KZ0005000000000.42601
West Coast National Park (SA105) (WC0585000008002.72206
Wilderness National Park (SA114) (WC1327436725674050363850031.08426
Zandvlei Nature Reserve (WC50207133804033504025295044.86730
Zemvelo Private Game Park (GP0001300001733006.1493
Zinkwazi Conservancy (KZ00501000000000040.052
Zwartkops Valley Nature Reserve (SA096) (EC00033000000009.1111