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Berg River 10: Kersefontein Floodplain (32531819)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED IRREGULARLY
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 avosetta2128.71533250125
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus17.0013   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata128.60160   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis99.009   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus25.7912   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo13.177   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.001
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa13.839   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa25.008   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata33.504   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata222.9491   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis153.50243   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta17.1426   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia14.6011   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.453
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1120.00357   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor2117.33320   
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.001   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser2121.0021
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus6114.59278   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis158.89445   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis22.002   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus44.004   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis16.5012   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia111.6034   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus22.002   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii219.6753   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus13.388   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta11.001   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus22.002
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.252   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.502   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.506   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.144   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus129.8695   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus114.8039   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash24.4010   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.202
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.004
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus214.2467   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus12.003
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus14.6015   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax66.006  
361Owl, MarshAsio capensis11.001
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini11.001  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus110.2033   
272Phalarope, Red-neckedPhalaropus lobatus11.001
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus218.5035   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula1616.0016   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius150.80513 500 
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.135   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma23.004   
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax5105.00224  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.001  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea3136.80560  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis216.2049   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola1717.0017   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana133.13151   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii212.3031   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba110.5045   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus227.77194  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta3228.571373   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia1545.0075   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis14.007  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis244.13317   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha112.9171   
292Tern, AntarcticSterna vittata55.005   
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea106106.00106  
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia13.2010   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo18.0015   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis2727.0027   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus3143.0055   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A121.0041
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis113.8257
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus3434.0034   
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