Country/territory: South Africa
IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3, A4ii (1998)
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Area: 50,000 ha
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The IBA includes the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, the Swadini and Manoutsa portions of the Mpumalanga Drakensberg escarpment that fall outside the reserve, and a number of forestry-owned areas. This is the only site in South Africa that supports breeding Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Blyde River Canyon. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/7083 on 31/05/2023.