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Rietvlei Wetland Reserve: Combined (33521830)

Western Cape

CWAC status DISCONTINUED
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
2006-03-24
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. This section comprises the whole Rietvlei wetland are prior to the splitting of the count sections.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta3133.00669250125
67Bittern, LittleIxobrychus minutus11.001   
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata110446.071417   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis12.206   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus312.7130   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo2662.50112   
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.001
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.001   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa1428.1473   
91Duck, CombSarkidiornis melanotos11.001   
10006Duck, DomesticAnas platyrhynchos13.209
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid22.002
10015Duck, Hybrid MallardAnas hybrid33.003
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa11.502   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos28.1723
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A7070.0070
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus213.0027   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata14220.791113 850 
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis17.8324   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta14.508   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia16.5414   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer12.334
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber943.20130   
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica11.001   
10004Goose, DomesticAnser anser11.001
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus70637.791378   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis122.0884   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus210.8333 25 
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis211.8627   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia12.867   
932Gull, Franklin'sLarus pipixcan11.001
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus12.839   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii86440.211331250125300
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus8122.57420300150 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala26.5020   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea717.4341   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea14.2510   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus123.7157   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus124.2169   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash11.503   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.001
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.603
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis14.919
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus11.001   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus45170.43384   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.703
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus218.4365   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax16.9018  
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini214.1733 24
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis44.004  
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus350.77220   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula133.33100   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius183.25434   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris16.9212   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus22.503   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma16.8320   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax1319.631161  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba421.6740   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos11.402  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1306.101435  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis156.14200   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola418.8330   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana111.6035   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii31184.71506350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis14.1714   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba114.3187 75 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus459.29101  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta17572.441501   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis13.276  
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis622.1084   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota13.005   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha2107.25688   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia13.858   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo140.55180   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis16.2917   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii13.2212   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A25.509
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus1208.22804   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus25.009   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A300300.00300
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis451.08121
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus11.001   
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