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Rietvlei Wetland Reserve: Central Pans (33511829)

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
1992-07-15
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 avosetta1102.38422250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata7315.941587   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus110.1537   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo111.1761   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.001   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa14.3114   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos12.504
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid33.003
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos22.002
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A237.7585
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata426.38109   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis115.6742   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.001   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia12.335   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer12.003
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber15284.57747 625 
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor215.7854   
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica18.0015   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus2141.67956   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis210.1427   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis55.005   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus16.5024   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis11.673   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia17.8630   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus11.001   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii157.82232 125 
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus153.32240 150 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala15.1126   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea13.2915   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus17.1431   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus114.3693   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash11.752   
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.403
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus249.92107   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.202
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus22.503   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.252  
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini18.8320  
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis22.002  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus132.76161   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula317.5040   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius335.9492   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris12.004   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.001   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax17.0020  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba360360.00360   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos15.3320  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea2403.461060  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis120.43121   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola12.003   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana226.86101   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii257.35171   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis12.804   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba17.8235   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus167.91584 500
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta32397.421500   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis214.2744   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota11.001   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha216.7563   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia13.0610   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo125.2590   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis25.509   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii12.334   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A124.2586
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida33.003   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus132.14171   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus44.004   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres11.001   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A4161.75626
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis111.0039
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