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Location South Africa, Eastern Cape
Central coordinates 24o 32.00' East  32o 15.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A3, A4ii
Area 17,500 ha
Altitude 805 - 1,565m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

BirdLife South Africa

Summary The Camdeboo National Park is located at the southern foothills of the arcing Sneeuberg range on the central Great Karoo plains. The reserve is largely mountainous. Over 200 bird species have been recorded in the diverse array of habitats in the reserve.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni winter  500-3,000 individuals  A1, A4ii  Least Concern 
Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii resident  1998  present  A3  Endangered 
Karoo Bustard Heterotetrax vigorsii resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus resident  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Ground Woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus resident  present  A1  Least Concern 
Namaqua Warbler Phragmacia substriata resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Layard's Warbler Sylvia layardi resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Pale-winged Starling Onychognathus nabouroup resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Sicklewing Chat Cercomela sinuata resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Karoo Chat Cercomela schlegelii resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Canary Serinus alario resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Camdeboo National Park 14,745 protected area contained by site 14,672  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 94%
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research 10%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Camdeboo National Park. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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