Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

August 2002 Bird Count 




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


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


Rock Martin


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

Grey headed Francolin

European Starling 

Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling 

Malachite Sunbird  Total Species 82
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes

Cape white-eye  Yes
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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