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Kei River Estuary (32402821)

Eastern Cape

CWAC status NEWLY REGISTERED
Authority Unknown
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
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Date_registered
2012-04-13
Brief_description
The Kei Estuary lies approximately 50km north-east of East London. As far as I am aware it does not have any protected area status. The count stretch extends from Nthombe Kei on the southern shore approx. 6.5 km upstream to the mouth. The vegetation along the northern bank is mainly grassland with thicket but there is a steep section opposite Nthombe Kei. Towards the mouth there is grazing land and an area of salt marsh near the mouth. The southern shore is bounded by thicket for most of its length with an area of open sand and mud flats near to the mouth. I am not presently aware of any threats to the area being counted.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta55.005  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1414.0014   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis316.6050   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus44.004   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus15.6014   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo38.7517   
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum44.004   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.757   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa11.302   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A3131.0031
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata88.008   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata634.2771   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis214.2538   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.202   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.404   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.713
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1938.0075   
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.001   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus313.2530   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis11.001   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia19.2932   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.001   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus210.0017   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.895   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala16.3344   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.333   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.5020   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus28.8934   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash14.4413   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.296
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus726.2559   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.001   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini17.1223  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula930.2578   
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii11.001   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola15.0014   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius27.8016   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris211.3329   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus227.7171   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax213.0031  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba218.0051   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos15.3313  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea137.6297  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.001   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus12.176 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola18.9015   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana24.008   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii11.001   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.332   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba25.7810   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus17.0013  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta26.1014   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.332  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis2222.0022   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha111.1932   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia17.4026  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo197.50291   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons1944.0083   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis2150.89490   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii556.60208  200
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus16.3813   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres18.1127   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.702
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis718.4438
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus110.4134   
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