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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 avosetta125.71121   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata126.25350   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis16.6560   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus14.7715   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus16.3218   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra11.001
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea111.5462   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa17.3023   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa44.004   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A17.2519
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata17.0726   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.583
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.001   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.5021   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis06.6744   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1266.5014301250625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor12409.251500  600
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser22.002
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca261.62401   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis119.21120   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis44.004   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.7819   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia19.7150   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus11.001   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii14.147   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus14.2726   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.212
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.001
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax12.003   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.202   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath12.004   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.368   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.865   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus119.15200   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus29.4543   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash14.5012   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis13.079
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus2727.0027   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus18.3228   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.555   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus11.202
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus18.9580   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula13.0010   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola33.003   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius18.9347   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.145   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus13.609   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.335  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea150.78350  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis26.0010   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana129.50250 210 
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii111.3329   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.003   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba15.4142   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus110.79104   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta153.21460   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.713  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis126.29320   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha228.20172   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia113.362111356820
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 capensis15.5818
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Thursday 25 July 2024 08:27
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
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