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Seekoeivlei (27352935)

Free State

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Free State Department of Tourism, Environmental and Economic Affairs
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA020 - GRASSLAND BIOSPHERE RESERVE
Ramsar information ZA015 - Seekoei Nature Reserve
Heritage information
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Date_registered
1992-02-07
Brief_description
A Ramsar site and part of the Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve; supports large numbers and wide variety of waterbirds. Floodplain 20 km long, drained by Klip River; extensive marshes (Phragmites, Typha, Cyperus, Leersia, etc.) and many seasonal oxbow lakes. Three crane species occur; Bittern probably breeds. Breeding colonies of egrets, African Spoonbill and Blackcrowned Night-Heron. Good numbers of Glossy Ibis, Squacco Heron, Little Bittern and Ethiopian Snipe recorded. Whitewinged Flufftail and Baillon's Crake occur; African Rail, Moorhen and Purple Gallinule common; Lesser Moorhen in summer 1997. High biomass in winter 1994, when Spurwinged Geese were numerous. Winter counts have declined since 1994, mainly owing to decline in numbers of common waterfowl. Domestic dogs and cats pose an important threat; pollution from plastics, and hunting/poaching, are mild threats.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta14.6217  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.502   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata15153.56707   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus235.56145   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo16.2530   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris24.4012
198Crake, CornCrex crex11.001
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus219.5037   
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum122.97180  80
215Crane, WattledBugeranus carunculatus25.6724  2
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa111.9675   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa17.0934   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos22.002   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.001   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A414.1740
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus57.5010   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata14.0012   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata9141.02676   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis1478.155000 5000 
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba19.4266   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta113.0387   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia110.1334   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.212
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber410.5017   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus252.48329   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1106.791308  750
360Grass-owl, AfricanTyto capensis11.432
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus24.507   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis19.1731   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia17.0022   
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A99.009
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.625   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.172   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.9416   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.443   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea16.2930   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.438   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides13.5011   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus132.71356   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus139.81560 500 
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash115.1983   
228Jacana, AfricanActophilornis africanus11.502  
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.333
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata12.065
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.246
247Lapwing, African WattledVanellus senegallus28.3642   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus133.59149   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.833
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus228.62235   
211Moorhen, LesserGallinula angulata66.006
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax16.7941  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis12.334
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola66.006   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius28.4016   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris17.4150   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma24.8214   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens12.003
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax122.1777  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea88.008  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.254   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola25.509   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana113.6968   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii110.5354   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis113.4162   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba116.2851   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus18.0035  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta313.0023   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis118.6387 50
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis66.006   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota214.1081   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha19.3157   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida129.53136 75100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus211.2919   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A4218.201170
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis112.8643
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