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Berg River 3: Hotel Mudflats & Estuary (32471811)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PRIVATE FARM
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information SA104 - LOWER BERG RIVER WETLANDS
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1994-01-16
Brief_description
An IBA. The lower reaches and mouth of the Berg River, incorporating the open estuary, mudflats and lagoon, various saltpans, permanent marshes and riparian reedbeds, floodplains at Kruispad, Langrietvlei and Kersfontein, the Kliphoek River, and Doornfontein pan. A very important wetland system, with large concentrations of many waterbird species in summer and winter, with globally significant numbers of seven species, nationally significant numbers of six more, and large counts of White Pelican, cormorants, ibises, waterfowl, Blacksmith Plover, Avocet and terns. Saltpans are being enlarged at the expense of mud flats and reedbeds (Kliphoek). Other important threats include boating, water- skiing, dam construction (Kliphoek River), and gill net fishing; there is some pollution and hunting.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta121.46169 125
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1305.50870   
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus11.001   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis1389.928451550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus13.5010   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus112.9841   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo110.0554   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata12.005   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa112.6380   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos18.3030
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid55.506
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid14.4410
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos13.469
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata227.62211   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba1818.0018   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta27.8616   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.001   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber586.49290   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1104.87500   
44Gannet, CapeMorus capensis11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica13.2315   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa11.001 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser15.4816
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus15.3021   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis13.147   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis11.672   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis12.755   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia133.60142   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus12.385   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii367.46530250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus8100.63336300150 
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.502
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.292   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea17.4836   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.126   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus214.93135   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus18.4743   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash13.005   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus22.002
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.172
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis16.6620
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus110.5020   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus219.6774   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.082
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax12.476  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus33.003   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus19.9868   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus29.0030   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula110.4437   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola225.41101   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius19.0650   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.3311   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus119.89100   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens22.002
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax16.2722  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba13.335   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.715  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea6234.551078  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis130.4873   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.001 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola12.004   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana110.9777   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii115.0452   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba16.2231   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus842.65205  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta135.52173   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra22.002   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.252  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis16.9250   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha11.754   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia13.6224  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo124.15210   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons11.001   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis19.3347   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii144.811070500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A2020.0020
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus22.002   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres15.0011   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A55.005
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.0518
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus13.119   
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