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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 capensis312.8935   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus44.004   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus14.8914   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo38.3617   
201Crake, SpottedPorzana porzana11.001
214Crane, Grey CrownedBalearica regulorum44.004   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.867   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa11.302   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A3131.0031
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata88.008   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata1236.9271   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis214.2538   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.252   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.223   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.673
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber2047.5075   
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.001   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus514.1430   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis11.001   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia19.5332   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.001   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus29.9317   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.885   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala16.3344   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.403   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.6720   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus29.3834   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash14.4413   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.336
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus725.2159   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.001   
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini16.4023  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula930.5778   
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii11.001   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola15.0814   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius28.2316   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris210.4629   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus227.2771   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax213.5031  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba218.4051   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos15.0013  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea139.8397  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis11.001   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus12.176 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola19.0015   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana24.008   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii11.001   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.332   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba26.1410   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus17.0013  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta36.5614   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.502  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis2222.0022   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha110.7332   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia19.0026  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo1105.71291   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons1944.5083   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis2108.50440   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii558.46208  200
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus16.6713   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres18.8627   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.782
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis719.3638
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus19.6034   
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