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Berg River 9: Langrietvlei Floodplain (32521817)

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
1994-08-07
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.
Physical_features
Wetland.
Hydrological_features
Berg River with floodplain, dry pans

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta155.39312250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1230.551065   
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus7272.0072   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis44.004   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus15.0030   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo12.407   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris22.333
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus88.008   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa14.0820   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa254.75211   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos22.002
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A24.006
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata11.502   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata142.48340   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis214.3558   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba13.007   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta12.8817   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia13.204   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.503
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber6108.13380   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1765.75103   
893Gallinule, American PurplePorphyrio martinicus22.002
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus243.13310   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis157.90500   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis27.0012   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus24.006   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis239.10300 250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia17.9350   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus375375.00375   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii16.4243   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus13.118   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta13.506   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.001
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.756   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.444   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.006   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus19.4229   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus110.3867   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash22.333   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.603
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis17.1161
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus122.2471   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.202
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.006   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus22.002
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus111.3270   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus18.0019   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula11.402   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola11.332   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius210.1654   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris15.5622   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus16.0015   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma732.3392   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax18.0022  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos14.2511  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea154.27600  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis15.8832   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.502   
1342Shelduck, CommonTadorna tadorna3535.0035
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana138.24160   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii123.91171   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.807   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba117.39120 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus125.74103  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta183.52516   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia1515.0015   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.333  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis730.5589   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota22.333   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha117.0047   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata1414.0014   
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea265265.00265  
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia14.2728  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo29.0020   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis11.001   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii18.0047   
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida11.001   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus220.0038   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.672   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A26.3315
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis18.1732
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus7878.0078   
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