Southern Pochard, Netta erythropthalma

Bokaa Dam

This water reservoir, constructed in 1990/91 on a tributary of the Ngotwane River, stretches 6km or more. It is surrounded by Acacia savanna that is used for grazing by many sheep, goats, donkeys and cattle. Although there is a perimeter fence, it is broken in many places and domestic stock has access to much of the reservoir edge with resulting expansive bare mud areas. Still, it is an important waterfowl site just 20km from Gaborone, especially for the Southern Porchard. Check List