South Sulawesi Bulurokeng Nature Reserve

Written by on November 19, 2010 in South Sulawesi Nature Reserves with 0 Comments

 South Sulawesi

Bulurokeng Nature Reserve

Location:5°06’S, 119°26’E; 5 km northeast of Ujung Pandang, South Sulawesi.
Area:3 ha.
Altitude:Sea level.
Description of site:
A small area of under-utilized fish/shrimp ponds on the coast near Ujung Panjung, with adjacent tidal channels, mudflats and swampy pastureland. The tidal range in the channels is about one metre.
Climatic conditions:Humid tropical climate.
Principal vegetation:Marsh grasses, riverine scrub and palms. Mangroves are absent.
Land tenure:Privately owned.
Conservation measures taken:None.
Land use:
Aquaculture on a relatively small scale; livestock grazing on adjacent pastures.
Possible Changes in Land use:
Intensification of aquaculture.
Disturbances and threats:
The construction of a new airport highway along the east side of the site may have some adverse effects. Any intensification of aquaculture would reduce the suitablity of the area for waterbirds.
Economic and social values:
No information.
Fauna:
A very important feeding and roosting area for a wide variety of waterfowl, notably herons, egrets and shorebirds. The Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea has been recorded on several occasions, and the Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes has occurred. Garganey Anas querquedula occur in good numbers during the northern winter. Twenty-four species of shorebirds have been recorded, including Limosa limosa (up to 60), Numenius madagascariensis, Calidris acuminata and Philomachus pugnax. Other species known to occur include Ixobrychus sinensis, I. cinnamomeus, Ardeola speciosa, Bubulcus ibis, Egretta garzetta, E. intermedia, E. alba, Ardea purpurea, Ciconia episcopus, Dendrocygna arcuata, Anas gibberifrons, Chlidonias hybrida, C. leucoptera, Gelochelidon nilotica and Sterna albifrons. Monitor lizards Varanus sp are present in the area.

List of Birds (41 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Actitis hypoleucos
Anas gracilis
Anas querquedula
Ardea purpurea
Ardeola speciosa
Arenaria interpres
Bubulcus ibis
Butorides striatus
Calidris acuminata
Calidris ferruginea
Calidris ruficollis
Calidris subminuta
Casmerodius albus
Charadrius dubius
Charadrius leschenaultii
Chlidonias hybridus
Ciconia episcopus
Dendrocygna arcuata
Egretta eulophotes Endengered

Egretta garzetta
Egretta intermedia
Fregata minor
Gallinago megala
Gallinago stenura
Gelochelidon nilotica
Heteroscelus brevipes
Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Ixobrychus sinensis
Limicola falcinellus
Limosa limosa
Mycteria cinerea Vulnerable App I
Numenius phaeopus
Philomachus pugnax
Pluvialis fulva
Pluvialis squatarola
Sterna albifrons
Sterna bergii
Tringa glareola
Tringa nebularia
Tringa stagnatilis
Tringa totanus

 

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