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Berg River 4: Hotel Saltpans (32481811)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PRIVATE FARM
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information SA104 - LOWER BERG RIVER WETLANDS
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Date_registered
1993-01-16
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 avosetta150.09415250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1209.191344   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis113.1366   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus321.0039 26 
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus117.9275   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo313.6548   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.001
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus22.002   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata14.2128   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa112.0653   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid12.253
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.001   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A111111.00111
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata125.3093   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis18.2522   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta16.8218   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.001   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber4353.84949 625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1276.571026  600
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica15.0815   
265Godwit, Black-tailedLimosa limosa22.503 
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser46.259
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus111.57128   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis16.8122   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis2248.11762250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.674   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.689   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia129.37163   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus12.337   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii7112.94998250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus1164.77270 150 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.139   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea15.5012   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.564   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus116.4655   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus18.4436   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash13.0812   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis212.1626
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus17.5014   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus233.94164   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.413
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.252   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.403
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus111.1550   
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus24.177
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus240.10184  110
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula141.03187   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola141.03247   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius354.45147   
1039Plover, Pacific GoldenPluvialis fulva33.003
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris17.8437   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus18.1538   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.252
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax123.40110  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba12.504   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.785  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea5443.764915 3750
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis17.9640   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana117.29122   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii117.95158   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba110.1360   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus9133.90334  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1254.741086   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.793  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis385.70442   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha25.148   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia18.0943  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo126.50301   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons28.1322   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis141.17400   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii1241.176700500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A627.2551
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus123.82131   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus12.333   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres111.4255   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1184.041738
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis118.2543
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus18.6646   
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