Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

April 2006 Bird Count 

photograph by Kevin Drummond -Hay

Spurwing Goose





Ocean birds

Kelp Gull


Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle
Hartlaub's Gull 28 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 6 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 2 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo Gymnogene
Lesser Flamingo Lanner Falcon
White Pelican Peregrine Falcon
Whitebreasted Cormorant 9 Osprey
Reed Cormorant 38 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Cape Cormorant 6 Feral Pigeon
Darter 16 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 8 Rock Pigeon
Blackheaded Heron 1 Rameron Pigeon
Purple Heron 2 Redeyed Dove Yes
Little Egret 3 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Burchell's Coucal
African Spoonbill 2 Klaas's Cuckoo
Cattle Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron 6 Black Swift
Little Bittern Whitethroated Swallow
Sacred Ibis 3 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis Greaterstriped Swallow


Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin
Great crested Grebe 6 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 7 Whiterumped Swift
Egyptian Goose 27 Little Swift
Yellowbilled Duck 3 Alpine Swift
Red-billed Teal European Swallow Yes
Cape Teal 12 Whitebacked Mousebird
Cape Shoveller Redfaced Mousebird
Purple Gallinule 1 Giant Kingfisher
Moorhen 8 Malachite Kingfisher
Redknobbed Coot 820 Pied Kingfisher 6
Threebanded Plover 4 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Blacksmith Plover 14 Pied Crow
Greenshank Whitenecked Raven
Southern Pochard Cape Bulbul Yes
Common Sandpiper Olive Thrush
Spurwing Goose Cape Robin Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Cape Wagtail Yes
Avocet Orange-throated Longclaw
Blackwinged Stilt Bokmakierie
Kittlitz's Plover Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Curlew Sandpiper Cape Reed Warbler Yes
Mallard 11 African Sedge Warbler Yes
South African Shelduck African Marsh Warbler
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird
Water Dikkop Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop Spotted Prinia Yes
Cape Francolin 9 Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 34.

Southern Boubou

Greywinged Francolin

European Starling

Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling

Malachite Sunbird


Orangebreasted Sunbird

Grassveld pipit 

Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird Yes Red-capped Lark
Cape white-eye Yes House Crow
Seedeaters Total Species 55
Cape Sparrow Yes
Cape Weaver Yes
Southern Masked Weaver Yes
Yellowrumped Widow
Common Waxbill Yes
Pintailed Whydah Yes
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary Yes

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