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Rietvlei Wetland Reserve: South Vlei (33521828)

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 avosetta1818.0018  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata328.1482   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis11.502   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus15.6319   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo528.65105   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa18.0624   
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa11.001   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos11.001
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1212.0012
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata14.6411   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis12.004   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.332   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia15.4023   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.502
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber2038.5057   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor127.5054   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus57477.551975 1750 
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis18.8830   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis13.337   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus47.7113   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis13.5812   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii110.8549   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus119.7788   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.506   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.9411   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.502   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus15.6927   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus12.504   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash22.002   
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.001
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis11.554
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus211.3243   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus12.255   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini11.502  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus127.0698   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma44.004   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos1313.0013  
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana33.504   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii217.7899   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba16.0028   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus13.009  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta292.00182   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.001  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis12.004   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha22.002   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia11.603   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo11.001   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii77.007   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus11.001   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A2424.0024
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis19.5071
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