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Edith Stephens Wetland Park: Seasonal Vlei (34011832)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED IRREGULARLY
Authority City of Cape Town Biodiversity Management Branch
Management status TOWN COUNCIL PROPERTY
Conservation status PARTLY PROTECTED
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
2002-04-30
Brief_description
A small seasonal wetland, forming the bulk of Edith Stephens Wetland Park. During winter months the wetland floods, creating ideal habitat for various waterbird species. During inundation, the site serves as a breeding site for various duck species. Black-winged Stilts and African Snipe is also known to breed there. The site is threatened by an ever encroaching informal settlement, as well as associated problems such as poaching, trapping, disturbance and grazing.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata19.0020   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus12.778   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo11.001   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa11.001   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata13.5014   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata26.1716   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis15.7142   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta11.202   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.766   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus12.275   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis12.204   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia11.602   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii19.8843   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus12.808   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea11.001   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.502   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus17.6028   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus15.1914   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash11.754   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus28.9723   
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus13.4410   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax11.001  
230Painted-snipe, GreaterRostratula benghalensis23.334  
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius22.002   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris11.866   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma12.114   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax12.003  
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos99.009  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea55.005  
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola16.0014   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii211.5737   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis17.5923   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba11.503   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus215.0951  
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.001  
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha28.5228   
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis12.757
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