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Rietvlei Wetland Reserve: North Vlei (33511828)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED IRREGULARLY
Authority City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch & Private
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA111 - RIETVLEI WETLAND RESERVE
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2002-07-19
Brief_description
An IBA. Natural pan and excavated vleis; water levels very variable; much emergent sedge plus mud and sand. Also sewage ponds with Phragmites and Typha. Bird numbers high; globally significant numbers of Cape Shoveller (highest 1995-96), Kelp Gull (1994 and 1995 winters) and Hartlaub''s Gull; nationally significant numbers of African Spoonbill, Yellowbilled Duck (winter 1995), African Black Oystercatcher, and Avocet (summer 1993). Highest counts of grebes, pelicans, cormorants, Darter, Redknobbed Coot and Kelp Gull in winter; of geese, Hartlaub''s Gull and Cape Wagtail in summer, when shorebird counts also high. Little Bittern resident; African Rail, Baillon''s Crake and Painted Snipe occur. Threats include spread of alien vegetation, especially Paspalum vaginatum, siltation, eutrophication and urbanisation.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
255Calidris alba2262.00102   
1016Anas platyrhynchos11.252
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta22.002   
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus22.002   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata251.68167   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis23.005   
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus44.004   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus15.6716   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus117.7645   
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea22.002   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa112.0027   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata211.6353   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.502
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.502   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia11.503   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.202   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis13.005   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus462.00120   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor3030.0030   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca889.77503   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis16.3321   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis22.002   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus15.1412   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis24.2911   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus11.001   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii1065.55148 125 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus277.35574300150 
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.142
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax11.803   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.007   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.3213   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus14.8119   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus12.004   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash13.7512   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima22.002
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.502
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.106
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus19.1334   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus4045.0050   
231Oystercatcher, AfricanHaematopus moquini111.9145 24 
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus117.1793   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius27.3315   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.504   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana22.002   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii114.94111   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.001   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta219.0036   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis17.0019   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha22.503   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia11.833   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo16.2014   
300Tern, DamaraSternula balaenarum66.006   
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii110.0040   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis14.839   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.004
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida25.008   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus13.678   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.332
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp3232.0032
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis210.4844
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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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