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Berg River 16: Lower Berg River Night Roost (32461808)

Western Cape

CWAC status NEWLY REGISTERED
Authority Private
Management status PRIVATE LAND
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information SA104 - LOWER BERG RIVER WETLANDS
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2008-04-16
Brief_description
Counts are done from the "shacks" on the Vlaminkvlei side, or alternatively from the fish factory on the Port Owen side. Counts are conducted during the last two hours of daylite. During this time, the numbers of mainly Cape and White-breasted Cormorants that come in from the ocean to roost on the mainland are recorded. The main roosting sites for these species are the Cerebos saltworks, up to 15 000 birds, as well as possibly the Kliphoek saltworks. Figures indicate numbers of cormorants peaking during winter months with a peak of 36 230 Cape Cormorants recorded during August 2007. The Lower Berg River System serves as a major night roost site for various species of waterbirds.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis140015458.5036230550027503000
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo26362.24885  130
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A9301500.002220
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus20142.50250   
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