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Rietvlei Wetland Reserve: North Vlei (33511828)

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
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta22.002  
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus22.002   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata249.10167   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis23.005   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus44.004   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus15.9316   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo117.7645   
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus22.002   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa212.5527   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.252
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A22.002
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata212.0753   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis13.005   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba11.001   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.202   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.503   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.502
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber462.00120   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor3030.0030   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus895.90503   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis16.3321   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis22.002   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus15.1412   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis24.2911   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.001   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii1065.55148 125 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus280.55574300150 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala13.007   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.4413   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus14.1619   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus11.834   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash14.1412   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus22.002
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.502
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.106
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus19.2634   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.142
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus4045.0050   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.803  
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini111.9145 24
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus117.1793   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius27.3315   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.504   
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba2262.00102   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana22.002   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii113.87111   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.001   
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta219.0036   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis17.0019   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha22.503   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia11.833   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo16.2014   
300Tern, DamaraSterna balaenarum66.006   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis14.839   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii110.0040   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A12.004
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida22.002   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus13.678   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A11.502
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp3232.0032
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis29.6844
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