Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

August 2004 Bird Count 


 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

–

Raptors –
Kelp Gull 

10

Blackshouldered Kite

–

Greyheaded Gull – African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 21 Steppe Buzzard  –
Caspian Tern 2 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk –
Common Tern – Black Sparrowhawk –
Swift Tern – African Goshawk  –
Inland water birds – African Marsh Harrier 1
Greater Flamingo  1 Lanner Falcon –
Lesser Flamingo  – Peregrine Falcon –
– – Gymnogene –
White Pelican 1 Doves and coucals –
Whitebreasted Cormorant 5 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 15 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant – Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 13 Rameron Pigeon –
Grey Heron 1 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 2 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  1 Burchell's Coucal Yes
– – Klaas's Cuckoo –
Yellow billed Egret – Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters –
African Spoonbill – Black Swift  –
Cattle Egret 3 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  1 Pearlbreasted Swallow –
Little Bittern – Greaterstriped Swallow –
Sacred Ibis 12 Rock Martin –
Glossy Ibis 1 Brownthroated Martin Yes
Hadeda

3

Black Sawwing Swallow –
– – Whiterumped Swift  –
Ducks & Wading birds – Little Swift  –
Great crested Grebe 4 Alpine Swift Yes
Blacknecked Grebe – European Swallow –
Dabchick 4 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Egyptian Goose 21 Giant Kingfisher  –
Yellowbilled Duck 6+11 chicks Malachite Kingfisher  2
Red-billed Teal – Pied Kingfisher 6
Cape Teal 18 – –
Cape Shoveller 9 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins –
Purple Galinule – Pied Crow  2
Moorhen 6 Whitenecked Raven  –
Redknobbed Coot 64 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 2 Olive Thrush  –
Blacksmith Plover 5 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank – Cape Wagtail  –
Southern Pochard – Orange-throated Longclaw  Yes
Crowned Plover 1 Bokmakierie Yes
– – Red–capped Lark Yes
Common Sandpiper – Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings –
Spurwing Goose – Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

1

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 80 African Marsh Warbler –
Blackwinged Stilt 10 Grassbird –
Kittlitz's Plover 2 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 4 Total Species 75
Cape Francolin 12

– 

– 
Helmeted Guineafowl 9 –  –
Greywing Francolin – – –
Nectar feeders – – –
Malachite Sunbird  Yes – –
Orangebreasted 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 – – –
Bully Canary  Yes – –

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