Greater Ingwangwana River

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1 (1998)
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Area: 1,280 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed high high
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Site summary
Located c. 18 km due south of Underberg, the major feature of the IBA is the Ingwangwana River. The floodplain is fairly flat and narrow, rising up gently from the south bank to a series of low hills. Whitewinged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi, African Marsh Harrier Circus ranivorus, Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum and Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus have been recorded in the area.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Greater Ingwangwana River. Downloaded from on 09/12/2023.