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Berg River 2: Cerebos Saltpans (32481810)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PRIVATE LAND
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
255Calidris alba587.67249   
256Calidris pugnax117.3588  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta148.20172 125 
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata148.00140   
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus22.002   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis13652.2950600550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus124.40535326 
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus114.37192   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus113.9564   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.713   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa16.1635   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos22.002
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata17.4245   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer22.002
58Egret, GreatArdea alba55.005   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta111.0239   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis12.145   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus40430.5714161250625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1350.681343  600
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica12.003   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser913.0017
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca19.2437   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis16.1319   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis1100.30553250125240
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus13.0614   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis18.3329   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia18.3743   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus13.006   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii3149.51581250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus470.96327300150 
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.001
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax12.335   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala17.45117   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea112.7141   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.775   
70Heron, White-backed NightGorsachius leuconotus22.002   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus144.08311   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus262.45281   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash11.502   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis14.5113
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus13.338   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus213.9336   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.003   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.202
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus113.7872   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus18.5843   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula125.88400   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola16.8924   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius237.56290   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris15.1520   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus15.7221   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.001   
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus11.001
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos113.9141  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea165.00430  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis14.9023   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana13.4419   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii15.0618   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba113.1440   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus1368.42268   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta169.86266   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis225.82211   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha28.3835   
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea211.0020  
903Tern, BlackChlidonias niger11.001   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia13.7214   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo196.62937   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii161.611500500250200
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons222.5057   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis121.29122   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida1313.0013   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus419.0060   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.332   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres17.0012   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A37.4011
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp2124.5028
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis123.3560
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus15.2323   
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Monday 30 January 2023 10:04
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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