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Rondevlei Nature Reserve: Block 12 (34041830)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
Management status LOCAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA116 - FALSE BAY PARK (PROPOSED)
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1992-01-16
Brief_description
A nature reserve. Vlei surrounded by low coastal dunes; open water fringed by extensive areas of Typha; much emergent Scirpus littoralis; some marshy patches with sedges/ rushes. Good numbers of Great Crested Grebe, White Pelican, Little Egret, Yellowbilled Egret (summer 1996), Cape Shoveler, Sacred Ibis and Blacksmith Plover recorded irregularly in summer, when peak numbers of most waterbirds occur; however, largest numbers of Grey and Blackheaded Herons, and Blackcrowned Night Heron, recorded in winter. Little Bittern resident; good population of Purple Gallinule; little habitat for small rails and migrant shore- birds. Serious threats include eutrophication and sedimentation, and encroachment of alien vegetation (e.g. Paspalum vaginatum); other threats are pollution by domestic sewage and solid waste, illegal access and disturbance, local development, and inflow of storm water.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta230.23126 125 
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.252   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata116.81159   
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus11.001   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis19.3317   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus118.51197   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus113.4693   
203Crake, BlackZapornia flavirostra12.006
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa115.66275 250 
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid11.001
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.502   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata123.84122   
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer11.333
58Egret, GreatArdea alba11.001   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia156.15255   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta19.98164   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis137.80550   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus529.8041   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca111.4759   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis13.4215   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis77.007   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus14.3431 25 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis16.0638   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus11.001   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii118.6692   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus110.7690   
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus11.282
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax113.52100   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala19.47156   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea115.08175   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea13.298   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus195.33930   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus17.0929   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash13.3317   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.142
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.627
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus44.004   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus110.0446   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus15.9632   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus22.002   
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus137.13244   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius16.5012   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.9615   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma18.8137   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos99.009  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea22.503  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.001   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.252   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana525.3352   
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii113.6589   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.252   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba112.9566   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus110.5029   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta5656.0056   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis12.9912  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis16.5722   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha18.6055   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia15.9124  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo124.0053   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis44.004   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus11.001   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus13.838   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A211.0020
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis11.402
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Monday 06 February 2023 05:38
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