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Berg River 9: Langrietvlei Floodplain (32521817)

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
1994-08-07
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.
Physical_features
Wetland.
Hydrological_features
Berg River with floodplain, dry pans

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
256Calidris pugnax16.8022  
72Scopus umbretta13.506   
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta148.26312250125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1244.711065   
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus7272.0072   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis44.004   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus14.7530   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus12.407   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra22.333
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea88.008   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa13.8820   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa254.75211   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos22.002
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A24.006
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata11.502   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata140.28340   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.503
58Egret, GreatArdea alba13.007   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia13.204   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.4824   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis113.6158   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus6108.13380   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1765.75103   
893Gallinule, PurplePorphyrio martinica22.002
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca240.58310   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis153.18500   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis27.0012   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus24.006   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis239.10300 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia17.5650   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus375375.00375   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii16.2743   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus12.928   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.202
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.001
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.756   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.404   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.836   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus19.1029   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus110.4367   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash22.333   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.603
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis16.6761
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus120.5071   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.866   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus22.002
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus110.1670   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus18.0019   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula16.7839   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.753   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius29.7454   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris15.5622   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus16.0015   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma732.3392   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.2511  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea155.92600  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis15.8832   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.502   
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna3535.0035
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana134.53160   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii123.17171   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.507   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba116.00120 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus124.14103   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta179.84516   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia1515.0015  1
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.333  
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota25.0013   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis729.5889   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha115.6247   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata1414.0014   
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea265265.00265  
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia13.9528  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo15.8020   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii16.1547   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis11.332   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida11.001   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus220.0038   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.712   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A26.3315
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.7632
268Whimbrel, Eurasian Numenius phaeopus7878.0078   
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Monday 06 February 2023 05:56
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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