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Rietvlei Wetland Reserve: Dolphin Beach (33501828)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED IRREGULARLY
Authority City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch & Private
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA111 - RIETVLEI WETLAND RESERVE
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2002-07-19
Brief_description
An IBA. Natural pan and excavated vleis; water levels very variable; much emergent sedge plus mud and sand. Also sewage ponds with Phragmites and Typha. Bird numbers high; globally significant numbers of Cape Shoveller (highest 1995-96), Kelp Gull (1994 and 1995 winters) and Hartlaub's Gull; nationally significant numbers of African Spoonbill, Yellowbilled Duck (winter 1995), African Black Oystercatcher, and Avocet (summer 1993). Highest counts of grebes, pelicans, cormorants, Darter, Redknobbed Coot and Kelp Gull in winter; of geese, Hartlaub's Gull and Cape Wagtail in summer, when shorebird counts also high. Little Bittern resident; African Rail, Baillon's Crake and Painted Snipe occur. Threats include spread of alien vegetation, especially Paspalum vaginatum, siltation, eutrophication and urbanisation.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1887.46191   
49Cormorant, BankPhalacrocorax neglectus11.001   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis11.001   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus14.7217   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo11.433   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.227   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos12.005
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid22.503
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.834
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.335
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus27.0027   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata119.30109   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia12.003   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus13.169   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis178.67251   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis11.001   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.672   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis17.5922   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.001   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii388.39200 125 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus16.6745   
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.675   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.006   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus11.252   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus13.007   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash11.332   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.675
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus110.0035   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus215.4256   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.332  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus59.0013   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris23.407   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.672   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii222.0074   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis11.001   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.332   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus14.0010  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta2727.0027   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis14.088  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis11.502   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha12.675   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo11.001   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.001   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis14.9212
689Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava11.001
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