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Berg River 5: De Plaat (32481812)

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
255Calidris alba129.71129   
1016Anas platyrhynchos11.502
256Calidris pugnax134.92250  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta115.3465   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1688.494298 2500 
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis116.80174   
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus22.002   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus123.04123   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus111.62116   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.502
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea1515.0015   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata112.0343   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa17.7437   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5177.50350
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata360.23390   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.443
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta211.4446   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis16.8022   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1588.7318181250625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1409.422967  600
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica110.8025   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca19.5750   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis16.5235   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis812.3320   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus12.605   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis14.8717   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia196.71375   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus18.1771   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii132.72218 125 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus125.22131   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.353
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.001
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax88.008   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.056   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea18.1621   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.825   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus116.3573   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus120.73100   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash14.9131   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.332
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.502
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis19.5433
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus119.17117   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.335   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.102
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini11.001   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus112.6064   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus112.8348   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula136.25279   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola137.18336   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius140.58166   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris16.4530   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus112.0030   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.001   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.363-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos168.80202  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1964.136202 3750
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis111.7671   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.502 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.674   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana240.29284 210 
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii120.22241 175 
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba127.44107 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus151.55188   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta4331.471240   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.225  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis123.87259   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha23.406   
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea11.001  
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia15.1929  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo149.53341   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii14.3820   
297Tern, Lesser CrestedThalasseus bengalensis66.006   
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons11.403   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis113.0543   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A361530.674500
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus13.097   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.672   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres15.2015   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A25178.24500
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis29.1128
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus118.8598   
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Monday 06 February 2023 05:32
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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