Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

August 2006 Bird Count 

Cape Robin-Chat





Ocean birds

Kelp Gull


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull 2 African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 99 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 1 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 1 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Little Tern
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo Gymnogene
Lesser Flamingo Lanner Falcon
White Pelican Peregrine Falcon
Whitebreasted Cormorant 12 Osprey
Reed Cormorant 5 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Cape Cormorant 14 Feral Pigeon Yes
Darter 16 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 2 Rock Pigeon
Blackheaded Heron 4 Rameron Pigeon
Purple Heron Redeyed Dove
Little Egret 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Burchell's Coucal
African Spoonbill 1 Klaas's Cuckoo
Cattle Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron 3 Black Swift
Little Bittern Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 3 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 6 Greaterstriped Swallow


Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin Yes
Great crested Grebe 2 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 2 Whiterumped Swift
Egyptian Goose 57 Little Swift
Yellowbilled Duck 19 Alpine Swift Yes
Red-billed Teal European Swallow
Cape Teal 5 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller 2 Redfaced Mousebird
Purple Gallinule 1 Giant Kingfisher
Moorhen 20 Malachite Kingfisher 2
Redknobbed Coot 51 Pied Kingfisher 6
Crowned Plover
Threebanded Plover 2 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Blacksmith Plover 10 Pied Crow 3
Greenshank Whitenecked Raven
Southern Pochard Cape Bulbul Yes
Common Sandpiper Olive Thrush
Spurwing Goose 15 Cape Robin Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Cape Wagtail Yes
Avocet Orange-throated Longclaw
Blackwinged Stilt 12 Bokmakierie Yes
Kittlitz's Plover Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Curlew Sandpiper Cape Reed Warbler Yes
Mallard 3 African Sedge Warbler Yes
South African Shelduck African Marsh Warbler
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird Yes
Water Dikkop Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop 5 Spotted Prinia Yes
Cape Francolin 27 Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 27

Southern Boubou

Greywinged Francolin

European Starling

Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling

Malachite Sunbird


Orangebreasted Sunbird

Grassveld pipit 

Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird Yes Red-capped Lark
Cape white-eye Yes House Crow
Black Crow
Seedeaters Total Species 69
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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