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Berg River 8: Kruispad Floodplain (32521815)

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. The Kruispad section comprises river shoreline as well as seasonal floodplains. The section is surveyed on foot.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta218.5051  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata14.5222   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis29.0022   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus110.3955   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo112.46155  130
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus47.5011   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa110.47115   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos22.002
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A29.0016
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata77.007   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata141.35247   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis110.6233   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.333   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.8322   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia16.2230   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.765
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber12148.00621   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1252.0084   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser2626.0026
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus132.82402   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis127.03299   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis12.007   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia13.159   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.001   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii112.38129 125 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus16.20104   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.443   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.965   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides22.002   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus127.30230   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus310.1827   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash12.003   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.202
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.239
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus110.2644   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.679
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.007   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax14.1712  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus15.4851   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus2323.0023   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula12.334   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola22.002   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius112.4841   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.698   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax224.0074  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.673  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea221.83114  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis12.254   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola14.5020   
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna1919.0019
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana215.8654   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii121.3355   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.605   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba112.80144 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus321.83149  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta150.82286   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.443  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis121.69168   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha113.2048   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia13.9343  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo28.1730   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons22.002   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis12.254   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii11.787   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus13.506   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.502   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A33.504
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis17.1748
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus11.001   
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