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Berg River 7: Kliphoek River & Floodplain (32491813)

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 pugnax111.1360  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta235.29287250125190
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata193.87809   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis19.6324   
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus25.008   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus131.08210   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus17.6137   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.001
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea44.505   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa115.0493   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa22.002   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A223.5066
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus11.001   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata116.56163   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.422
58Egret, GreatArdea alba44.004   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.503   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.0315   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis17.4026   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus8180.80687 625 
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor25123.88692  600
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.001   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser66.006
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca121.63112   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis112.2494   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis112.6337   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus12.888   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis110.3964   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia14.8018   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus11.432   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii15.8327   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus19.4961   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus12.054
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.673   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.8717   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.626   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus16.5431   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus15.3313   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash12.145   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.252
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis15.0013
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus111.7037   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.745   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.502
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus16.1521   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus214.4755   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula115.14169   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius110.9793   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.5310   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.292-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.673  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea271.00800  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.004   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola55.005   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana127.00141   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii117.78120   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba16.7128   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus225.7898   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta155.12500   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.205  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis115.3487   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha17.8730   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia14.6814   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo15.2516   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii12.808   
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons11.001   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis12.405   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida11.332   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus14.009   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus15.6419   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5100.00610
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.0833
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus44.004   
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Monday 06 February 2023 04:26
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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