Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

August 2003 Bird Count 



Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

8

Blackshouldered Kite

2

Greyheaded Gull 1 African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 52 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 2 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier 1
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
Gymnogene
White Pelican 5 Doves and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 9 Feral Pigeon 
Reed Cormorant 29 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant 3 Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 15 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 2 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  2 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Klaas's Cuckoo
Yellow billed Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 1 Black Swift  Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  2 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern 1 Greaterstriped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 6 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis 2 Brownthroated Martin Yes
Hadeda

3

Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 43 Alpine Swift
Blacknecked Grebe 1 European Swallow
Dabchick 4 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Egyptian Goose 38 Giant Kingfisher  1
Yellowbilled Duck 3 Malachite Kingfisher  2
Red-billed Teal Pied Kingfisher 5
Cape Teal 26
Cape Shoveller 30 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 2 Pied Crow  5
Moorhen 13 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 241 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 3 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 10 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail 
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 58 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 22 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 4 Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Yes
Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Yes
Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 7 Total Species 75
Cape Francolin 6

 

 
Helmeted Guineafowl 10  
Greywing Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
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  Yes
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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