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Berg River 11: Doornfontein Floodplain (32521819)

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
1997-01-26
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 avosetta115.9062  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata129.81350   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis16.3360   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus15.3315   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo14.8118   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.001
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus111.7562   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa16.5323   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa44.004   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A18.3319
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata16.2420   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis16.6144   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.8321   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.001   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.603
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1360.2914301250625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor12634.001500  600
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus272.09401   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis122.90120   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.8819   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.753   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.001   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii14.507   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus13.5026   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.202   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.502   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.177   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.005   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus13.9111   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus210.1043   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash14.2012   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.608
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus2727.0027   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus17.5028   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.102
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.675   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax12.003  
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus19.2280   
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus11.001   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula12.003   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius16.1726   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.675   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus24.679   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax14.6712  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea270.33350  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis26.0010   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana132.08250 210 
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii110.0026   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.003   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba15.9342   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus110.60104  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta376.33460   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.603  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis127.93320   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha231.14172   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia14.2718   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo12.206   
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons11.502   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis11.753   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii11.502   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus22.503   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A18.5030
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis15.8918
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