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Kabeljous River Estuary (34002456)

Eastern Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNKNOWN
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Date_registered
1995-07-31
Brief_description
The tidal estuary of the Kabeljous River; many new adjacent wetlands also attract birds. The site has a good variety of waterbirds: 20 shorebird species are listed, including 12 Palearctic migrants, two of which (Knot and Whimbrel) are recorded only in winter. Good numbers of Common Terns occurred in summer 1996 (when maximum numbers of several shorebird species were also recorded), and of Arctic Terns in summer 1997; large numbers of Redknobbed Coot and South African Shelduck were present in winter 1995, when peak counts of Dabchick and African Spoonbill were also recorded. Disturbance by 4x4 and other vehicles poses a critical threat around the lagoon, while lesser threats include boating on the lagoon, fishing, bait collecting, and disturbance by livestock.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta19.6933  
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata1286.282000   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis11.252   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus156.19218   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo237.56192  130
203Crake, BlackAmaurornis flavirostris11.001
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata14.0017   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa13.0412   
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos11.001
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A123.70110
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata14.338   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata062.32181   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis196.00403   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba22.002   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta110.7939   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.583
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber166.50414   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor1212.0012   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus135.38396   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis115.8260   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis121.89121   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia113.1645   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus213.7047   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus1667.55368300150 
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala12.887   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea29.9026   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.337   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus120.4491   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash15.1914   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.503
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.502
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis27.8927
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus166.75217   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus319.97258   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.223
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus44.004   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus66.006   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.001
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini116.1343 24
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus610.0013   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula149.19198   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola126.8095   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius357.06321   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris14.8936   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus116.6450   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma11.001   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax135.73243  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba228.9286   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos23.808  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea5457.221446  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis15.0013   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.332   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana157.38139   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii232.26119   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba18.2425   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus217.4052  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta2123.50439   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis215.5244   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota22.002   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha116.3673   
294Tern, ArcticSterna paradisaea1059.00108  
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia16.6526  20
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo1800.054003 4000 
299Tern, LittleSterna albifrons260.63154   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis137.10103   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii119.6071   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A653.82200
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida1515.0015   
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus6969.0069   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus210.6930   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres2525.0025   
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A159.89400
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp55.005
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis521.2766
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus13.008   
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