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Location South Africa, Western Cape
Central coordinates 19o 8.00' East  33o 47.00' South
IBA criteria A1, A2, A3
Area 250,000 ha
Altitude 150 - 2,000m
Year of IBA assessment 2001

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Summary The IBA encompasses a continuous chain of mountains consisting of several State Forests, Mountain Catchment Areas and Nature Reserves. The Eastern False Bay Mountains comprise typical fynbos and support restricted-range and biome-restricted assemblage bird species. 

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Cape Francolin Pternistis capensis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Black Harrier Circus maurus resident  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Blue Crane Anthropoides paradiseus resident  present  A1  Vulnerable 
Ground Woodpecker Geocolaptes olivaceus resident  present  A1  Least Concern 
Cape Bulbul Pycnonotus capensis resident  1998  present  A3  Least Concern 
Victorin's Scrub-warbler Bradypterus victorini resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Cape Rock-jumper Chaetops frenatus resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 
Orange-breasted Sunbird Nectarinia violacea resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Cape Sugarbird Promerops cafer resident  1998  present  A2, A3  Least Concern 
Protea Canary Serinus leucopterus resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 
Cape Siskin Serinus totta resident  1998  present  A1, A2, A3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site 553,000 protected area overlaps with site 105,348  
Hawequas Mountain Catchment Area 50,803 protected area contained by site 64,634  
Hottentots-holland Provincial Nature Reserve 27,077 protected area contained by site 24,569  
Kogelberg Provincial Nature Reserve 19,891 protected area contained by site 14,006  
Kogelberg UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 103,629 protected area contained by site 103,629  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Montane forest - mixed  -
Shrubland Shrubland - Cape (fynbos)  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 42%
tourism/recreation -
water management 5%
nature conservation and research 100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eastern False Bay mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/09/2014

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