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Berg River 11: Doornfontein Floodplain (32521819)

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
1997-01-26
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 pugnax14.6712  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta128.73121   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata127.35350   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis16.5760   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus14.8915   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus16.2018   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.001
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea112.0062   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa17.1623   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa44.004   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A17.2519
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata17.0826   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.553
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.001   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.3421   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis06.7044   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1266.5014301250625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor12409.251500  600
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca264.19401   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis119.72120   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.8819   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia110.0050   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus11.001   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii13.807   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus13.1526   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.152
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.001
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax12.003   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.202   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.332   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.428   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.005   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus14.0811   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus29.4543   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash14.2012   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.818
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus2727.0027   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus17.5028   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.605   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus18.8980   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula11.833   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola33.003   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius17.6432   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.145   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus13.609   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea156.50350  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis26.0010   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana131.46250 210 
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii111.1929   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.003   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba15.4142   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus110.96104   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta158.92460   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.713  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis126.05320   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha230.63172   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia114.602111356820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo12.556   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii11.382   
299Tern, LittleSternula albifrons11.502   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis12.003   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus22.503   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A18.5030
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis15.4318
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Monday 30 January 2023 09:39
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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