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Berg River 5: De Plaat (32481812)

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
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 avosetta115.1365  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1725.784298 2500 
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis122.80174   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus22.002   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus119.90123   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo111.82116   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.502
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata112.5243   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa18.3237   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.502
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A5177.50350
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata560.79390   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis16.8022   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta210.6732   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.001   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.473
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1533.5818181250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor199.33760  600
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica111.1425   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus19.5050   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis16.7935   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis812.3320   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus12.605   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis15.0917   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia1102.46375   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus19.4071   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii135.50218 125 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus122.52106   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.186   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea18.4021   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.875   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus115.5671   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus120.30100   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash12.388   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.332
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.502
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis110.0033
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus120.80117   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.353
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.335   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax88.008  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.102
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus111.5464   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus112.8348   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula129.04101   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola142.03336   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius142.44166   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris16.8430   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus112.0030   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.001   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.403
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax134.92250  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba113.1750   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos370.67202  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea51068.086202 3750
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis112.2371   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus11.502 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.674   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana247.19284 210 
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii121.03241 175 
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba127.46107 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus453.07188  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta4348.131240   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis12.225  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis127.92259   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha23.406   
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea11.001  
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia15.7429  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo253.69341   
297Tern, Lesser CrestedSterna bengalensis66.006   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons11.001   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis113.4743   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii15.4720   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A362268.004500
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus13.097   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.672   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres15.2015   
0Unknown, UnknownN/A N/A88.008
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A25141.31450
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis210.0628
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus115.5961   
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