Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

August 2005 Bird Count 


photograph by Ann Koeslag

White Pelican

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull

4

Blackshouldered Kite

1

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 25 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 3 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Gymnogene
Greater Flamingo Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 8 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 14 Feral Pigeon Yes
Reed Cormorant 10 Laughing Dove
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon
Darter 44 incl 7 imm. Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 3 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron Laughing Dove
Little Egret 4 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Klaas's Cuckoo Yes
Yellow billed Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 1 Black Swift Yes
Cattle Egret Whitethroated Swallow
Night Heron 12 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern Greaterstriped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 1 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis Brownthroated Martin
Hadeda

17

Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift
Great crested Grebe 5 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 2 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 53 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Redfaced Mousebird
Yellowbilled Duck 17 Giant Kingfisher
Red-billed Teal 20 Malachite Kingfisher 2
Cape Teal Pied Kingfisher 2
Cape Shoveller 6 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow Yes
Moorhen 7 Whitenecked Raven
Redknobbed Coot 33 Cape Bulbul Yes
Threebanded Plover 2 Olive Thrush
Blacksmith Plover 1 Cape Robin Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw
Bokmakierie Yes
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose 3 Cape Reed Warbler Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler Yes
Avocet 78 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 4 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia Yes
Mallard 3 Fiscal Shrike Yes
South African Shelduck

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling

Yes
Water Dikkop

Redwing Starling

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 4

Peacock 

Yes
Cape Francolin 12

Grassveld pipit 

Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 12 Total Species 67
Greywinged Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird
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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