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De Hoop Vlei (34262023)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Cape Nature
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA119 - DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE
Ramsar information ZA001 - De Hoop Vlei
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Date_registered
1992-01-20
Brief_description
An IBA and Ramsar site. Coastal lake at mouth of seasonal Sout River; inflow only during winter; salinity fluctuates widely. Sandy and muddy substrates; extensive submergents but little marginal vegetation; Phragmites, Typha and sedges at springs and along river. Globally and nationally significant numbers of several waterbirds; maximum counts of which exceed those recorded in survey period and include 1473 Greater and 1715 Lesser Flamingo, 4626 Yellowbilled Duck and 3004 Cape Shoveller (both breed), 2166 Egyptian Goose and 24400 Redknobbed Coot. Large counts of shorebirds and terns in summer. Reeds/ sedges also hold Redchested Flufftail, African Rail and Black Crake. Threats include sedimentation, eutrophication, livestock damage (upper reaches), and pollution (pesticides and fertilizers).

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
72Scopus umbretta12.117   
255Calidris alba20149.25316   
256Calidris pugnax147.90190  
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta1120.05887250125190
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata82929.79122735000250010000
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis27.0019   
51Cormorant, CrownedMicrocarbo coronatus1520.3323   
50Cormorant, ReedMicrocarbo africanus1168.081206   
47Cormorant, White-breasted Phalacrocorax lucidus1176.41749  130
216Crane, BlueGrus paradisea13.208   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.001   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa137.68380 250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa8181.0081   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa124.36132  75
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A328.0090
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus112.0029   
100Duck, White-faced WhistlingDendrocygna viduata25.338   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata4354.88180317008501000
149Eagle, African FishHaliaeetus vocifer12.2212
58Egret, GreatArdea alba16.2731   
60Egret, IntermediateArdea intermedia111.5649   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta135.68259   
61Egret, Western CattleBubulcus ibis131.00110   
86Flamingo, Greater Phoenicopterus roseus1347.4823011250625750
87Flamingo, LesserPhoeniconaias minor1168.351786  600
207Flufftail, StripedSarothrura affinis11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica14.6710   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiaca41143.936117350017503200
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1170.211156  710
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis154.45381250125240
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus1187.175585025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis2218.45971500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia124.59122   
288Gull, Grey-headedChroicocephalus cirrocephalus17.6924   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sChroicocephalus hartlaubii114.7388   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus130.42176 150 
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1111.0011
167Harrier, African MarshCircus ranivorus14.009
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.001   
69Heron, Black-crowned NightNycticorax nycticorax17.7858   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.4014   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea126.55124   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.003   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus132.23145   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus118.4794   
84Ibis, Hadada Bostrychia hagedash13.2711   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maxima11.402
397Kingfisher, MalachiteCorythornis cristatus11.252
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.003
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus120.31237   
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus14.3613   
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus1212.0012   
172Osprey, WesternPandion haliaetus22.002
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus1105.05435  300
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus66.006   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula120.00140   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola19.0045   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius17.3867   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris16.7321   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus112.0638   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma681.70320 250 
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001-1
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.508  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1145.391048  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis151.50204   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus1212.0012 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola14.5013   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana184.38730420210500
94Shoveler, CapeSpatula smithii3514.412001350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis13.677   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba134.7021815075 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus1121.15517 500 
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1226.53700   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra11.001   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis33.003   
208Swamphen, AfricanPorphyrio madagascariensis11.603  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.001
99Teal, Blue-billedSpatula hottentota121.0080   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis369.22309   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha139.69540   
290Tern, CaspianHydroprogne caspia119.78127 6820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo7171.0071   
300Tern, DamaraSternula balaenarum7272.0072 65 
298Tern, Greater CrestedThalasseus bergii154.33160   
296Tern, SandwichThalasseus sandvicensis1010.0010   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A44.004
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida1139.864271507585
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus289.00316   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus14.7510   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A31001.676364
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis18.6729
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Monday 06 February 2023 04:49
FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
Department of Biological Sciences - University of Cape Town

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