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Verlorenvlei (32201825)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority CapeNature
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 avosetta1182.801256250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1449.883104 2500 
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis5656.0056   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus11.001   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus339.33110   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo3142.88702  130
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.803
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa388.65300 250 
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos33.003
101Duck, FulvousDendrocygna bicolor1919.0019   
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid11.502
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa12.446   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.502
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A242.3396
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus22.002   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata34.337   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata276.56642   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba12.174   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta112.7152   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.424   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer12.697
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1103.20405   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1244.00906  600
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus1657.422334 1750 
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis241.64273   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis15.7321   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus145.331405025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis236.78173   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia14.7623   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus13.077   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii151.20377250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus141.35235 150 
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca12.003   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.939   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath13.6814   
63Heron, Green-backedButorides striata1414.0014   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea314.8435   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea13.258   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus113.0678   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus119.63369   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash13.548   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.504
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.925
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis18.0520
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus638.16142   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus12.939
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus115.00141   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax15.0027  
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini24.006  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus3127.17478  300
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula14.8312   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola3434.0034   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius115.9796   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris111.0571   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus12.296   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma18.9050   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax158.00259  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos141.75486  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1194.32696  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis14.5612   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.924   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana3130.24501420210500
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii153.41615350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.8911   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba133.19130 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus249.32160  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1149.441455   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis11.001   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis15.5426  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.001
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis138.36183   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota112.8639   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha123.79163   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia110.9134  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo35.007   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis15.009   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii19.5043   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A344.3390
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida14.0015   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus126.17153   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus13.107   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A2190.891284
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis12.504
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