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Keurbooms River Estuary (34022324)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Private
Management status UNKNOWN
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information
Ramsar information
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Date_registered
1995-07-29
Brief_description
The open estuary of the Keurbooms River. Two summer and three winter counts indicate good numbers of cormorants (especially in winter), an apparently resident population of Purple Heron, reasonable numbers of Little Egret throughout the year, a good variety of shorebirds (including large concentrations of Grey Plover, Greenshank and Whimbrel) and significant roosts of Kelp Gull (particularly in summer) and Swift Tern. Dabchick have been counted only in the winter and counts are decreasing. Residential development is a critical threat, while boating, fishing, general human disturbance, domestic animals, and bank erosion are also listed as severe threats.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta350.80170 125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata11.001   
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis126.88124   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus1070.05242   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo117.7778   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.907   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa12.546   
10005Duck, HybridAnas hybrid33.003
1016Duck, MallardAnas platyrhynchos25.5511
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata15.0017   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis11.835   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta517.9051   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia11.001   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer11.503
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber112.6337   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor99.009   
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica13.798   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus120.93107   
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis12.003   
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis8888.0088   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus11.001   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis134.76109   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia123.56108   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus12.004   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus10329.86788300150700
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.222   
56Heron, GoliathArdea goliath11.001   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea26.9317   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.9311   
62Heron, SquaccoArdeola ralloides11.001   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus642.67109   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash13.6711   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.332
396Kingfisher, Half-collaredAlcedo semitorquata11.602
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis14.0510
254Knot, RedCalidris canutus33.504   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus17.0021   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus11.001   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus11.243
231Oystercatcher, African BlackHaematopus moquini516.6536 24
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula228.5759   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola255.10254   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius13.408   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris13.2912   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus218.6676   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax33.003  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba23.004   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos12.9112  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea169.48354  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis19.9257   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola18.4016   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii11.332   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba117.7959   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus15.3212  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta15.0013   
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.001
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis13.1311   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha23.254   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia12.105   
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo168.00350   
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis131.44169   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii1148.93530500250200
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A325325.00325
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida22.002   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus111.7346   
232Turnstone, RuddyArenaria interpres44.004   
685Wagtail, African PiedMotacilla aguimp11.001
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis14.7119
268Whimbrel, CommonNumenius phaeopus133.24133   
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