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Berg River 7: Kliphoek River & Floodplain (32491813)

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 avosetta239.00287250125
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata177.15793   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis1014.3319   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus22.002   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus129.79210   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo16.6337   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.001
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa110.9593   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa22.002   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A223.5066
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus11.001   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata117.18163   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis17.4026   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba44.004   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.437   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.603   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.402
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber8172.26687 625 
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor2559.36137   
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.001   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser66.006
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus121.34112   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis112.6794   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis19.1423   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus13.008   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis110.5364   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia13.6718   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.432   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii14.2813   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus16.6035   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.333   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.7010   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.656   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus15.7322   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus16.0013   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash11.602   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.332
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis14.6613
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus110.7934   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus12.194
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.935   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.672
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus16.2721   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus216.0055   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula117.42169   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius110.1593   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.5010   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.202
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax112.2960  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.003  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea285.85800  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.004   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola55.005   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana128.00141   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii120.70120   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba16.0028   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus220.9098  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta168.08500   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis12.143  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis113.6763   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha16.3620   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia14.7214   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo15.5716   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons11.001   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis13.005   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii12.276   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida11.001   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus14.009   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus27.7119   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A589.50610
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.4333
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