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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 carbo38.7317   
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 undulata1236.2971   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis214.2538   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.202   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.404   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.773
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1938.0075   
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.001   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus313.4030   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis11.001   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia19.2532   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.001   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus29.6717   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.885   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala16.3344   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.363   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.4620   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus28.8934   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash14.4413   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.386
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus725.9359   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.001   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini16.7523  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula930.5778   
239Plover, Greater SandCharadrius leschenaultii11.001   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola14.8514   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius27.8616   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris211.2129   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus228.3171   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax213.5031  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba216.9151   
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 alba25.6310   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus17.0013  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta36.5614   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.332  
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 bergii557.79208  200
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus16.6713   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres19.0027   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.702
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis718.7338
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus19.6334   
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Wednesday 22 November 2017 08:58
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