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Berg River 13: Springersbaai Floodplain (32481813)

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
2000-07-16
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 avosetta17.0020  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata245.80154   
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus17.0022   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis16.3818   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus18.6124   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo13.6211   
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus22.333   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.427   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa1111.0011   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata15.4616   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba22.002   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.944   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.733
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber342.09150   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor160.50250   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser112.0023
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus210.6543   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis18.6375   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis34.506   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.001   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus33.003   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii13.3712   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus14.6717   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus12.504
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.502   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.714   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus13.098   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus33.003   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash26.0010   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.626
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus15.0021   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.001   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax1010.0010  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.332
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus12.677   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula11.001   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius13.006   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.502   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus24.006   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea12.676  
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana18.0044   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii22.333   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis22.002   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba12.003   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus210.5541  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta13.676   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis22.002  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis26.2513   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha22.002   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia13.9118   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo13.8211   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis11.001   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii12.504   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A120.1752
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis12.807
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus12.003   
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