Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i (2008)
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Area: 27,000 ha

BirdLife South Africa
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high very unfavourable negligible
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Site summary
This IBA is key habitat for Blue Crane as the wheat farming activity here provides a ready food source. Apart from this species the IBA also contains significant numbers of red-listed species along its coastal component, such as Crowned Cormorant, Bank Cormorant and African Penguin.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Overstrand. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.