Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

April 2003 Bird Count 



Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

1

Blackshouldered Kite

1

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 12 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 6 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 7 Black Sparrowhawk 1
Swift Tern 2 African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
Gymnogene Yes
White Pelican 7 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 15 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 42 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 27 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 3 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 2 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  8 Burchell's Coucal
Klaas's Cuckoo Yes
Yellow billed Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 3 Black Swift  Yes
Cattle Egret Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  2 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern 1 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 7 Rock Martin Yes
Glossy Ibis 4 Brownthroated Martin Yes
Hadeda

3

Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift  Yes
Great crested Grebe 5 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 4 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 18 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 5 Giant Kingfisher  2
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  4
Cape Teal 34 Pied Kingfisher 6
Cape Shoveller 5 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 4 Pied Crow  2
Moorhen 14 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 524 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 10 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 7 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie  Yes
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose 10 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 74 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 7 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 8 Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Yes
Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Yes
Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 8 Total Species 84
Cape Francolin 9

 

 
Helmeted Guineafowl Yes  
Greyheaded Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Orangebreasted Sunbird  Yes
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Seedeaters
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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