Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

August 2002 Bird Count 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

24

Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull 1 African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 33 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 4 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk 1
Swift Tern 2 African Goshawk
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier  2
Greater Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  1 Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 2
Whitebreasted Cormorant 34 Doves and coucals
Reed Cormorant 16 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Cape Cormorant Laughing Dove Yes
Darter 15 Rock Pigeon Yes
Grey Heron 2 Rameron Pigeon
Blackheaded Heron 1 Redeyed Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Little Egret  2 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Yellow billed Egret
African Spoonbill 2
Cattle Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron  3 Black Swift  Yes
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 2 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Hadeda

3

Rock Martin

Yes

Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin Yes
Great crested Grebe 3 Black Sawwing Swallow Yes
Dabchick 3 Whiterumped Swift 
Egyptian Goose 37 Little Swift  Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 7 Alpine Swift Yes
Red-billed Teal 19 European Swallow Yes
Cape Teal 7 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller 17 Speckled Mousebird Yes
Mallard 4 Giant Kingfisher 
Purple Galinule 1 Malachite Kingfisher  2
Moorhen 6 Pied Kingfisher 6
Redknobbed Coot 121 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Threebanded Plover 1 Pied Crow  3
Blacksmith Plover 7 Whitenecked Raven 
Greenshank Cape Bulbul  Yes
Southern Pochard Olive Thrush 
Common Sandpiper Cape Robin  Yes
Spurwing Goose Cape Wagtail  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Orange-throated Longclaw 
Avocet 62 Klaas's Cuckoo 1
Blackwinged Stilt 20 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Curlew Sandpiper 1 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Kitlitz's Plover African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird
Water Dikkop  Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop 3 Spotted Prinia  Yes
Cape Francolin 3 Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl Yes

Southern Boubou

Yes
Grey headed Francolin

European Starling 

Yes
Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Malachite Sunbird  Total Species 82
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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