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Verlorenvlei (32201825)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Cape Nature
Management status PRIVATE LAND
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
IBA information SA103 - VERLORENVLEI
Ramsar information ZA009 - Verlorenvlei
Heritage information
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Information 

Date_registered
1992-01-21
Brief_description
An IBA and Ramsar site. A freshwater coastal lake, marsh, and closed estuary. Reed-fringed open water in lower reaches, variably extensive Phragmites, Typha and sedgebeds upstream to Redelinghuys, with some Nymphaea on pools. Globally significant numbers of Great Crested Grebe and South African Shelduck; nationally significant counts of four other species. Pelican, waterfowl and ibis numbers peak in summer. Important for marsh birds: may hold 50 pairs Little Bittern and Purple Gallinule, up to 100 pairs African Rail and Black Crake, and 20 pairs of Redchested Flufftail; Baillon's Crake probably breeds. Up to 200 Ethiopian Snipe and 452 Avocet counted. Total counts declined from 1996. Eutrophication a severe threat; important threats include pollution (pesticides and herbicides), water abstraction and reed encroachment.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta1211.611256250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata3480.863104 2500 
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis5656.0056   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus11.001   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus341.05110   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo17155.59702  130
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.332
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa396.25300 250 
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos33.003
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor1919.0019   
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid11.502
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa12.636   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.502
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A242.3396
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus22.002   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata33.003   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata777.64642   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba12.174   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta112.8252   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.454   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer12.687
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber162.63239   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor169.14320   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus1651.932041 1750 
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis236.86205   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis16.2221   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus147.801405025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis236.98173   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia13.5710   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus13.157   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii155.59377250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus143.65235 150 
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca12.003   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.009   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.795   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea315.1635   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea13.288   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus113.9578   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus112.5749   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash12.907   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.544
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata12.005
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis18.2220
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus640.26142   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus12.839
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus114.86141   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax15.0027  
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini24.006  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus3134.41478  300
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula14.0012   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola3434.0034   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius117.4396   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris111.3571   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus12.606   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma19.7850   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax154.80259  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos149.80486  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1229.28696  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis14.5612   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola12.004   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana3132.09489420210 
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii156.73615350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.833   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba133.50130 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus247.02160  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1148.671455   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis11.001   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis14.9521  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis134.77183   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota112.4138   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha122.78163   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia111.8534  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo35.007   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis15.009   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii111.2043   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A344.3390
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida15.7515   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus127.53153   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus13.117   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A2190.891284
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis12.504
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