|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2012||very high||very unfavourable||low|
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The Swartkops Estuary is located on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth. The catchment of this river lies in the Groot Winterhoek Mountains west of Uitenhage. The lower river receives water primarily from the Swartkops and Elands rivers. This complex holds, on average, 14 500 birds each year; occasionally 20 000. Redhouse Saltpan and the Swartkops Estuary each regularly hold more than 4 000 birds a year.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Swartkops Estuary - Redhouse and Chatty Saltpans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2021.