Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

April 2007 Bird Count 



African Fish Eagle

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

2

Burchell's Coucal

Dabchick 60 SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift
White Pelican 8 Whiterumped Swift
CORMORANTS Little Swift P
Whitebreasted Cormorant 111 Alpine Swift
Cape Cormorant 4 MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 71 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  71 Pied Kingfisher 27
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher
Grey Heron 10 Malachite Kingfisher
Blackheaded Heron 3 BARBETS
Purple Heron 7 Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron 5 LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 20 Redcapped Lark
Yellow billed Egret SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret European Swallow 
Little Bittern 2 Whitethroated Swallow
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow
Sacred Ibis Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis 2 Rock Martin P
African Spoonbill Brownthroated Martin
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow P
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 47 Olive Thrush P
Yellowbilled Duck 7 Cape Robin Chat P
Red-billed Teal 14 Karoo Robin
Cape Teal TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller 32 Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler P
Spurwinged Goose 5 Grassbird
KITES Levaillant's Cisticola P
Black Shouldered Kite 2 Spotted Prinia P
Yellowbilled Kite WAGTAILS, PIPITS AND LONGCLAWS
EAGLES Cape Wagtail
African Fish Eagle 1 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw
Steppe Buzzard SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike P
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Southern Boubou
Black Sparrowhawk

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk STARLINGS
HARRIERS European Starling P
African Marsh Harrier 2 Redwing Starling P
FALCONS AND KESTRELS SUGARBIRDS AND SUNBIRDS
Peregrine Falcon 1 Malachite Sunbird
Lanner Falcon Lesser Double collared Sunbird P
Rock Kestrel WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin 60 SPARROWS, WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND WIDOWS
GUINEAFOWL House Sparrow P
Helmeted Guineafowl 18 Cape Sparrow P
RAIL, CRAKES, FLUFFTAILS, GALLINULES, MOORHENS AND COOTS  Cape Weaver P
African Purple Swamp hen 13 Southern Masked Weaver P
Moorhen 89 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 1651 Yellowrumped Widow
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover 1 Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Lapwing 49 Pintailed Whydah
Ringed Plover  CANARIES, SISKINS, FINCHES AND BUNTINGS 
Crowned Plover Cape Canary P
SNIPES, GODWITS, SANDPIPERS, STINTS, CURLEWS AND PHALAROPES Bully Canary
Common Sandpiper OTHER
Marsh Sandpiper Mallard/Dutch Quacker 6
Greenshank  3 Common Peacock 1
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

65
Blackwinged Stilt 112
Pied Avocet
DIKKOPS
Spotted Thickknees 3
Water Thickknees 
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 5
Greyheaded Gull
Hartlaubs Gull 121
Caspian Tern 37
Common Tern
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon P
Redeyed Dove
Cape Turtle Dove P
Laughing Dove P
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo 

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