Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

April 2008 Bird Count 


photograph by Ann Koeslag

Darter

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

5

Burchell's Coucal

P

Dabchick 11 SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift P
White Pelican 2 Whiterumped Swift P
CORMORANTS Little Swift P
Whitebreasted Cormorant 33 Alpine Swift
Cape Cormorant MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 160 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  63 Pied Kingfisher 38
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher
Grey Heron 18 Malachite Kingfisher 3
Blackheaded Heron 6 BARBETS
Purple Heron 12 Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron 50 LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 17 Redcapped Lark
Yellow billed Egret 2 SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret 1 European Swallow 
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 13 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis 3 Rock Martin P
African Spoonbill 21 Brownthroated Martin
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 48 Olive Thrush
Yellowbilled Duck 25 Cape Robin Chat P
Red-billed Teal Karoo Robin
Cape Teal 26 TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller 33 Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler P
Spurwinged Goose 2 Grassbird P
KITES Levaillant's Cisticola P
Black Shouldered Kite 1 Spotted Prinia P
Yellowbilled Kite WAGTAILS, PIPITS AND LONGCLAWS
EAGLES Cape Wagtail P
African Fish Eagle 6 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw
Steppe Buzzard 2 SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike P
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Southern Boubou
Black Sparrowhawk

P

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk STARLINGS
HARRIERS European Starling P
African Marsh Harrier Redwing Starling P
FALCONS AND KESTRELS SUGARBIRDS AND SUNBIRDS
Peregrine Falcon Malachite Sunbird
Lanner Falcon Lesser Double collared Sunbird P
Rock Kestrel WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin 69 SPARROWS, WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND WIDOWS
GUINEAFOWL House Sparrow
Helmeted Guineafowl 13 Cape Sparrow
RAIL, CRAKES, FLUFFTAILS, GALLINULES, MOORHENS AND COOTS  Cape Weaver P
African Purple Swamp hen 5 Southern Masked Weaver P
Moorhen 43 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 464 Yellowrumped Widow
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover 3 Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Lapwing 20 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 13
Greenshank  Common Peacock P
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

72
Blackwinged Stilt 61
Pied Avocet
DIKKOPS
Spotted Thickknees
Water Thickknees 
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 14
Greyheaded Gull 3
Hartlaubs Gull 178
Caspian Tern 12
Common Tern 8
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon P
Redeyed Dove
Cape Turtle Dove P
Laughing Dove P
Rameron Pigeon
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo P
Diederik Cuckoo 

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