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Berg River 3: Hotel Mudflats & Estuary (32471811)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PRIVATE FARM
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information SA104 - LOWER BERG RIVER WETLANDS
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Date_registered
1994-01-16
Brief_description
An IBA. The lower reaches and mouth of the Berg River, incorporating the open estuary, mudflats and lagoon, various saltpans, permanent marshes and riparian reedbeds, floodplains at Kruispad, Langrietvlei and Kersfontein, the Kliphoek River, and Doornfontein pan. A very important wetland system, with large concentrations of many waterbird species in summer and winter, with globally significant numbers of seven species, nationally significant numbers of six more, and large counts of White Pelican, cormorants, ibises, waterfowl, Blacksmith Plover, Avocet and terns. Saltpans are being enlarged at the expense of mud flats and reedbeds (Kliphoek). Other important threats include boating, water- skiing, dam construction (Kliphoek River), and gill net fishing; there is some pollution and hunting.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
256Calidris pugnax15.8322  
1016Anas platyrhynchos13.239
10015Anas hybrid14.1010
255Calidris alba13.335   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta118.19169 125 
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1295.28870   
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus11.001   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis1324.388451550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus13.5010   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus112.6441   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus19.2654   
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea22.002   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata12.005   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa112.0680   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos17.2930
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid55.506
10034Duck, Hyrbid Mallard/Yellow-billedAnas platyrhynchos x undulata22.002
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata225.54211   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
58Egret, GreatArdea alba1818.0018   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta28.0016   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus596.92339   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1104.14500   
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica13.2315   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa11.001 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser15.5116
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca15.4521   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis13.007   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis11.672   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.6315   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia130.36142   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus13.6210   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii363.36530250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus889.46336300150 
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.082
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.502
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax12.586   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.292   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea17.5736   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.946   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus214.88135   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus18.4243   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash13.155   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima22.002
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.132
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis17.1321
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus110.5020   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus217.9474   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus33.003   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus19.8168   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus29.0030   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula114.3662   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola223.44101   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius18.3550   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.4011   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus116.64100   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens22.002-1
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea2208.111078  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis130.4873   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.001 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola12.004   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana110.4277   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii113.9452   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba16.3631   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus843.55205   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta136.63173   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra22.002   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.252  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis16.3150   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha11.754   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia13.4024  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo124.15210   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii139.731070500250200
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons11.001   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis18.8247   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A2020.0020
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus22.002   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres15.0011   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A55.005
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.7720
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus13.079   
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Monday 06 February 2023 04:47
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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