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Berg River 14: Kotze Pans (32541817)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED IRREGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status PRIVATE LAND
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information SA104 - LOWER BERG RIVER WETLANDS
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2007-12-06
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
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata536.3359   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus44.004   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata88.008   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis11.001   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba22.002   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta34.336   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus11.001   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis22.002   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea22.002   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus1010.0010   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus11.502   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma22.002   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana28.6722   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba48.5013   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis22.002   
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