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Voelvlei (Bredasdorp) (34401952)

Western Cape

Authority Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area
Management status PRIVATE LAND
Conservation status UNPROTECTED
IBA information
Ramsar information No
Heritage information
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Voelvlei is located approximately 21 km south west of Bredasdorp. Take the right R43 turn off from the R319 once exiting Bredasdorp south. In 19km tar road will en in a "T", head east toward the dirt road for 1 km and then take the south turn off (right). Travel 1km south and the mot northern tip of the vlei can be seen from the road. Access by land owners permission only. Although the Voelvlei system usually drains into the Nuwejaars River, during periods of flooding the opposite occurs and the river's waters fill Voelvlei. Then, as the flowing subsides, the flow reverts to its normal direction. The Nuwejaars River empties into Zoetendalsvlei and when this system is full it overflows into the Heuningnes River, which in turn feeds the Heuningnes Estuary. The entire catchment area is relatively small at 1 401 km2. The estuary drains the flat, low coastal plain on the Zoetendals Valley (Birdlife SA_IBA_2016)

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
269Avocet, PiedRecurvirostra avosetta13109.25168 125
212Coot, Red-knobbedFulica cristata216.0030   
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus619.0032   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo212.4030   
52Darter, AfricanAnhinga rufa19.4036   
10014Duck, UnidentifiedN/A N/A200200.00200
96Duck, Yellow-billedAnas undulata1289.40227   
61Egret, CattleBubulcus ibis15.009   
149Fish-eagle, AfricanHaliaeetus vocifer13.677
86Flamingo, GreaterPhoenicopterus ruber30251.50400   
87Flamingo, LesserPhoenicopterus minor534.3358   
89Goose, EgyptianAlopochen aegyptiacus93548.171822 1750 
88Goose, Spur-wingedPlectropterus gambensis232.5065   
6Grebe, LittleTachybaptus ruficollis512.0019   
263Greenshank, CommonTringa nebularia33.003   
287Gull, KelpLarus dominicanus17.2510   
54Heron, GreyArdea cinerea12.005   
81Ibis, African SacredThreskiornis aethiopicus12.676   
83Ibis, GlossyPlegadis falcinellus11.001   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash1515.0015   
245Lapwing, BlacksmithVanellus armatus432.20104   
167Marsh-harrier, AfricanCircus ranivorus11.001
42Pelican, Great WhitePelecanus onocrotalus252.0090   
233Plover, Common RingedCharadrius hiaticula1534.5059   
241Plover, GreyPluvialis squatarola15.009   
237Plover, Kittlitz'sCharadrius pecuarius253.67118   
238Plover, Three-bandedCharadrius tricollaris139.00108   
235Plover, White-frontedCharadrius marginatus11.001   
256Ruff, RuffPhilomachus pugnax816.6734  
251Sandpiper, CurlewCalidris ferruginea212.7542  
262Sandpiper, MarshTringa stagnatilis23.004   
264Sandpiper, WoodTringa glareola11.001   
90Shelduck, South AfricanTadorna cana264.75162   
94Shoveler, CapeAnas smithii750.80140   
250Snipe, AfricanGallinago nigripennis917.0025   
85Spoonbill, AfricanPlatalea alba18.7526   
270Stilt, Black-wingedHimantopus himantopus1171.80145  
253Stint, LittleCalidris minuta268761.001217   
98Teal, CapeAnas capensis1824.3330   
97Teal, Red-billedAnas erythrorhyncha324.2069   
274Thick-knee, WaterBurhinus vermiculatus22.002   
0Unknown, UnknownN/A N/A100100.00100
10008Wader, UnidentifiedN/A N/A2001100.002000
686Wagtail, CapeMotacilla capensis113.7118
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