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Berg River 6: Kliphoek Saltpans (32501812)

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 avosetta139.17250250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata197.81955   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis235.2981   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus18.9336   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo18.2634   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata44.004   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa13.9627   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos44.004
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa125.36119  80
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A311.8020
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus11.001   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata112.7356   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis14.7510   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta13.4023   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia12.505   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.312
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1159.31508   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor2212.531460  600
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.502   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser33.003
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus112.48148   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis15.2022   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis277.69341250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus17.5126 25 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis124.7473   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia19.03156   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.382   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii114.3561   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus117.42131   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.001
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.423   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.608   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.145   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.435   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus16.0015   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash22.253   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.252
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis15.7716
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus12.674   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus116.5380   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.203
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.206   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.332
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis22.002
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus111.9665   
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus11.502
240Plover, CaspianCharadrius asiaticus1010.0010   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus144.76246 200110
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula119.69169   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.502   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius2106.82526 500 
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris16.5682   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus12.505   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma2238.5055   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax124.70224  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba2142.00420   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos16.6845  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1107.111400  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.856   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola12.576   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana121.19156   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii115.8468   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis44.004   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba15.8824   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus253.22210  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1107.36522   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.001  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis353.10386   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha431.43156   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia17.5627  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo17.6523   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons1010.0010   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis110.2027   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii15.6524   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida17.6032   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus235.11118   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus22.754   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A3102.29610
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp55.005
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis318.9871
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus11.001   
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