Maitland - Gamtoos coast

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i (1998)
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Area: 1,500 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2013 medium not assessed low
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Site summary
This IBA is a stretch of coastal dunefield, 23 km in length, running from the Gamtoos River Mouth to the Maitland River Mouth. This area holds extensive coastal dunefields consisting primarily of open sand and a series of dune slacks, interdune hollows and depressions between dunes. This area holds African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Maitland - Gamtoos coast. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.