Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

August 2007 Bird Count 



Whitebacked Duck with Little Grebe

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

2

Burchell's Coucal

Dabchick 10 SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift P
White Pelican 16 Whiterumped Swift
CORMORANTS Little Swift P
Whitebreasted Cormorant 23 Alpine Swift P
Cape Cormorant MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 35 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  62 Pied Kingfisher 20
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher
Grey Heron 7 Malachite Kingfisher 3
Blackheaded Heron 2 BARBETS
Purple Heron Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 8 Redcapped Lark
Yellow billed Egret 3 SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret 1 European Swallow 
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow P
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 20 Pearlbreasted Swallow P
Glossy Ibis Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis 17 Rock Martin
African Spoonbill Brownthroated Martin
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow 8
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 122 Olive Thrush
Yellowbilled Duck 31 Cape Robin Chat P
Red-billed Teal 4 Karoo Robin 1
Cape Teal 14 TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller 33 Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler P
Spurwinged Goose Grassbird
KITES Levaillant's Cisticola P
Black Shouldered Kite 5 Spotted Prinia P
Yellowbilled Kite WAGTAILS, PIPITS AND LONGCLAWS
EAGLES Cape Wagtail P
African Fish Eagle 2 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw
Steppe Buzzard SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Southern Boubou P
Black Sparrowhawk

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk STARLINGS
HARRIERS European Starling P
African Marsh Harrier 6 Redwing Starling P
FALCONS AND KESTRELS SUGARBIRDS AND SUNBIRDS
Peregrine Falcon Malachite Sunbird
Lanner Falcon Lesser Double collared Sunbird P
Rock Kestrel WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin 40 SPARROWS, WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND WIDOWS
GUINEAFOWL House Sparrow
Helmeted Guineafowl 12 Cape Sparrow P
RAIL, CRAKES, FLUFFTAILS, GALLINULES, MOORHENS AND COOTS  Cape Weaver P
African Purple Swamp hen Southern Masked Weaver P
Moorhen 18 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 153 Yellowrumped Widow P
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover 3 Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Lapwing 15 Pintailed Whydah P
Ringed Plover  CANARIES, SISKINS, FINCHES AND BUNTINGS 
Crowned Plover Cape Canary P
SNIPES, GODWITS, SANDPIPERS, STINTS, CURLEWS AND PHALAROPES Bully Canary
Common Sandpiper OTHER
Marsh Sandpiper Mallard/Dutch Quacker 10
Greenshank  Common Peacock P
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

68
Blackwinged Stilt 6
Pied Avocet 20
DIKKOPS
Spotted Thickknees 6
Water Thickknees 
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 23
Greyheaded Gull
Hartlaubs Gull 47
Caspian Tern
Common Tern 1
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon
Redeyed Dove
Cape Turtle Dove P
Laughing Dove P
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo 

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