Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

April 2002 Bird Count 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

2

Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull 2 African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 18 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 3 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk
Inland water birds African Goshawk 
Greater Flamingo  African Marsh Harrier
White Pelican Peregrine Falcon
Whitebreasted Cormorant 9 Doves and coucals
Reed Cormorant 53 Feral Pigeon 
Darter 15 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 9 Rock Pigeon Yes
Blackheaded Heron Rameron Pigeon
Purple Heron Redeyed Dove Yes
Little Egret  3 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret 4 Laughing Dove Yes
African Spoonbill Burchell's Coucal Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron  1 Black Swift 
Little Bittern Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 2 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 2 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Hadeda

4

Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin Yes
Great crested Grebe 9 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 2  Whiterumped Swift 
Egyptian Goose 4 Little Swift 
Yellowbilled Duck 5 Alpine Swift
Red-billed Teal European Swallow
Cape Teal 25 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller Giant Kingfisher 
Purple Galinule 2 Malachite Kingfisher 
Moorhen 12 Pied Kingfisher Yes
Redknobbed Coot 670 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Threebanded Plover 10 Pied Crow  Yes
Blacksmith Plover 13 Whitenecked Raven 
Greenshank 1 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Southern Pochard Olive Thrush 
Common Sandpiper Cape Robin  Yes
Spurwing Goose Cape Wagtail  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Orange-throated Longclaw 
Avocet Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Blackwinged Stilt 19 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Kittlitz's Plover
Large terrestrial birds African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Water Dikkop  Grassbird
Spotted Dikkop 7 Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Cape Francolin Yes Spotted Prinia  Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl Yes Fiscal Shrike Yes
Nectar feeders

Southern Boubou

Yes
Malachite Sunbird  Yes

European Starling 

Yes
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes Total Species 63
Seedeaters
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow 
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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