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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 avosetta155.06441250125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata83031.93122735000250010000
48Cormorant, CapePhalacrocorax capensis27.0019   
51Cormorant, CrownedPhalacrocorax coronatus1520.3323   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus184.25434   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo1112.65749  130
216Crane, BlueAnthropoides paradiseus46.008   
267Curlew, EurasianNumenius arquata11.001   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa126.81380 250 
95Duck, African BlackAnas sparsa8181.0081   
103Duck, MaccoaOxyura maccoa126.73132  80
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A328.0090
104Duck, White-backedThalassornis leuconotus213.2229   
100Duck, White-facedDendrocygna viduata25.338   
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata4374.5318031700850 
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis131.00110   
58Egret, GreatEgretta alba17.8831   
59Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta134.26259   
60Egret, Yellow-billedEgretta intermedia112.8849   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer12.2212
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber1185.67905 625760
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor146.82150   
207Flufftail, StripedSarothrura affinis11.001
266Godwit, Bar-tailedLimosa lapponica14.6710   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus4948.566117350017503500
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis1138.55862  750
5Grebe, Black-neckedPodiceps nigricollis123.4081   
4Grebe, Great CrestedPodiceps cristatus1164.205585025100
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis2179.85971500250 
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia124.43122   
288Gull, Grey-headedLarus cirrocephalus14.1410   
289Gull, Hartlaub'sLarus hartlaubii16.0023   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus118.0085   
10010Gull, UnidentifiedN/A N/A1111.0011
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta12.115   
169Harrier, BlackCircus maurus11.001
64Heron, BlackEgretta ardesiaca11.001   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala14.6414   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea123.7467   
57Heron, PurpleArdea purpurea11.803   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus128.06145   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus119.8494   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash13.5011   
395Kingfisher, GiantMegaceryle maximus11.332
397Kingfisher, MalachiteAlcedo cristata11.332
394Kingfisher, PiedCeryle rudis12.173
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus122.30237   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus25.509
509Martin, Brown-throatedRiparia paludicola11.001
210Moorhen, CommonGallinula chloropus14.7513   
69Night-Heron, Black-crownedNycticorax nycticorax110.9158  
74Openbill, AfricanAnastomus lamelligerus1212.0012   
172Osprey, OspreyPandion haliaetus22.002
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus1107.36435  300
236Plover, Chestnut-bandedCharadrius pallidus66.006   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula128.55140   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola19.0045   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius14.5913   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris18.0021   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus113.9038   
102Pochard, SouthernNetta erythrophthalma688.44320 250 
197Rail, AfricanRallus caerulescens11.001
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax157.86190  
255Sanderling, SanderlingCalidris alba20149.25316   
258Sandpiper, CommonActitis hypoleucos35.678  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea1187.921048  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis1968.17204   
257Sandpiper, TerekXenus cinereus1212.0012 
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola15.3313   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana245.88454420210 
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii3520.022001350175350
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis13.677   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba131.2421815075 
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus1117.88517 500
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta1293.18700   
79Stork, BlackCiconia nigra11.001   
76Stork, Yellow-billedMycteria ibis33.003   
208Swamphen, African PurplePorphyrio madagascariensis11.252  
10007Swan, Black Cygnus atratus11.001
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis351.41309   
99Teal, HottentotAnas hottentota121.0080   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha149.50540   
290Tern, CaspianSterna caspia116.09127 6820
291Tern, CommonSterna hirundo7171.0071   
300Tern, DamaraSterna balaenarum7272.0072 65 
296Tern, SandwichSterna sandvicensis1010.0010   
298Tern, SwiftSterna bergii281.00160   
10009Tern, UnidentifiedN/A N/A44.004
305Tern, WhiskeredChlidonias hybrida34182.4042715075100
304Tern, White-wingedChlidonias leucopterus289.00316   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus14.0010   
0Unknown, UnknownN/A N/A11.001
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A31072.256364
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis18.6729
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