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Berg River 4: Hotel Saltpans (32481811)

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
1993-01-16
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 alba12.004   
256Calidris pugnax122.44110  
10015Anas hybrid12.253
1016Anas platyrhynchos11.001
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta150.06415250125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1228.241344   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis130.53580   
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus321.0039 26 
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus117.1975   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus313.0248   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.001
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea22.002   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata14.0028   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa111.8853   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.001   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A111111.00111
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata124.4093   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.001   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta17.4529   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis18.2522   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus4347.40949 625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1262.161026  600
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica115.31156   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa22.503 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser46.259
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca111.50128   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis16.5722   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis2261.76837250125240
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.674   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis14.3220   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia131.44163   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus12.257   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii4102.07998250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus1165.15270 150 
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.363
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.139   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.8620   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.574   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus118.42149   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus19.7936   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash12.9312   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis211.4026
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus17.5014   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus231.51164   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.252   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.363
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus112.1150   
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus13.637
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus236.72184  130
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula139.08187   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola140.48247   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius350.17147   
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva33.003
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris17.4037   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus17.9838   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.252-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.805  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea5408.714915 3750
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis18.1440   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana115.74122   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii116.83158   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba110.5560   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus9127.41334   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1264.611086   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.934  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis384.60442   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha25.148   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia18.0643  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo123.96301   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii1207.476700500250200
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons17.3322   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis140.22400   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A627.2551
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus123.82131   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus12.333   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres110.8555   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1219.821738
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis119.61158
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus19.8961   
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Monday 06 February 2023 05:11
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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