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Berg River 2: Cerebos Saltpans (32481810)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PRIVATE LAND
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 avosetta143.74172 125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata148.00140   
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus22.002   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis13134.1750600550027503000
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus124.40535326 
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus114.64192   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo112.0064   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.713   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa16.1835   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos22.002
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata17.7145   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis12.145   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba55.005   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta110.2935   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer22.002
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber40388.211139 625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1351.661343  600
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica33.003   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser913.0017
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus19.5237   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis16.1319   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis194.23553250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus13.1314   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis18.6029   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia18.4843   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus13.006   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii3139.16581250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus474.73327300150 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala18.00117   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea113.2641   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.775   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus143.05311   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus261.79281   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash11.502   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis14.6813
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus14.508   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus213.6836   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.003   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax12.335  
70Night-Heron, White-backedGorsachius leuconotus22.002   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.202
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus114.1772   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus18.8743   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula128.04400   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola17.2524   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius238.89290   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris15.2420   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus15.8921   
261Redshank, CommonTringa totanus11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax119.7688  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba587.67249   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos113.9141  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea155.53385  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis14.9023   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana13.5319   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii15.0018   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba113.8740   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus1367.25268  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta171.87266   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis223.42211   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha29.1435   
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea211.0020  
903Tern, BlackChlidonias niger11.001   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia13.3713   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo2104.26937   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons222.5057   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis118.14122   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii170.771500500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida1313.0013   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus419.0060   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.202   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres810.0012   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A37.4011
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp2124.5028
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis123.9760
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus15.5523   
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