Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

April 2004 Bird Count 

                      photograph by Rob Lith




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 7 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 3 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 1 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 5 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 3 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 18 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon
Darter 10 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 4 Redeyed Dove
Blackheaded Heron 3 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 2 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  4 Burchell's Coucal
Klaas's Cuckoo
Yellow billed Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 4 Black Swift  Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow
Night Heron  14+ 1 juvenile Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern Greaterstriped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 2 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis 1 Brownthroated Martin


Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 3 Alpine Swift
Dabchick 2 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 33 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 3 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 8+ 4 chicks Pied Kingfisher 11
Cape Shoveller Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow  2
Moorhen 6 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 839 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 1 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 2 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 4 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 4 quackers Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop 6 Total Species 59
Cape Francolin 17


Helmeted Guineafowl 11  
Greyheaded Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Orangebreasted Sunbird 
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver 
Southern Masked Weaver 
Yellowrumped Widow 
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary
Bully Canary 

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