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De Hoop Vlei (34262023)

Western Cape

CWAC status REGISTERED-COUNTED REGULARLY
Authority Cape Nature
Management status PROVINCIAL GAME/NATURE RESERVE
Conservation status PROTECTED
IBA information SA119 - DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE
Ramsar information ZA001 - De Hoop Vlei
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Information 

Date_registered
1992-01-20
Brief_description
An IBA and Ramsar site. Coastal lake at mouth of seasonal Sout River; inflow only during winter; salinity fluctuates widely. Sandy and muddy substrates; extensive submergents but little marginal vegetation; Phragmites, Typha and sedges at springs and along river. Globally and nationally significant numbers of several waterbirds; maximum counts of which exceed those recorded in survey period and include 1473 Greater and 1715 Lesser Flamingo, 4626 Yellowbilled Duck and 3004 Cape Shoveller (both breed), 2166 Egyptian Goose and 24400 Redknobbed Coot. Large counts of shorebirds and terns in summer. Reeds/ sedges also hold Redchested Flufftail, African Rail and Black Crake. Threats include sedimentation, eutrophication, livestock damage (upper reaches), and pollution (pesticides and fertilizers).

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
IBA
RAMSAR
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta166.48441250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata83003.53122735000250010000
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis27.0019   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus1520.3323   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus1154.111206   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo1142.82749  130
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus13.508   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.001   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa138.25380 250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa8181.0081   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa126.00132  80
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A328.0090
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus112.0029   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata25.338   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata4331.9818031700850 
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis131.00110   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba16.8031   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta134.80259   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia111.5649   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer12.2012
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1222.17905 625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor153.36150   
207Flufftail, StripedSarothrura affinis11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica14.6710   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus41169.686117350017503500
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1168.801156  750
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis155.64381250125150
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus1185.845585025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis2202.00971500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia123.57122   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus15.1114   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii110.4452   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus122.53145   
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1111.0011
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.167   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.4014   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea125.02124   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea12.003   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus131.47145   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus118.3094   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash13.2011   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.402
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.252
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.003
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus120.58237   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus25.509
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus14.3613   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax18.1958  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus1212.0012   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus22.002
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus198.20435  300
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus66.006   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula120.81140   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola19.0045   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius14.5713   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris16.7421   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus110.7138   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma681.17320 250 
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax146.89190  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba20149.25316   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos35.678  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea0143.171048  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis151.50204   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus1212.0012 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola14.5013   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana179.13730420210500
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii3518.662001350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis13.677   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba132.8421815075 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus1110.90517 500
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1224.38700   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra11.001   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis33.003   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.603  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.001
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis356.36309   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota121.0080   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha141.65540   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia118.48127 6820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo7171.0071   
300Tern, DamaraSterna balaenarum7272.0072 65 
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis1010.0010   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii154.33160   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A44.004
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida1139.8642715075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus074.17316   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus14.5010   
0Unknown, UnknownN/A N/A11.001
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A31072.256364
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis18.6729
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