Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

December 2003 Bird Count 



Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

12

Blackshouldered Kite

1

Greyheaded Gull 1 African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 10 Steppe Buzzard  1
Caspian Tern 3 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 1 Black Sparrowhawk 1
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier 1
Greater Flamingo  26 Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 8 Doves and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 8 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 2 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 5 Rameron Pigeon Yes
Grey Heron 4 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 4 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Klaas's Cuckoo
Little Egret  1 Burchell's Coucal
Yellow billed Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 1 Black Swift  Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  7 Pearlbreasted Swallow Yes
Little Bittern 1 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 1 Rock Martin Yes
Glossy Ibis 1 Brownthroated Martin
Hadeda

1

Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 2 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 8 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Redfaced Mousebird
Yellowbilled Duck 5 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 41 Pied Kingfisher 9
Cape Shoveller 2 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow 
Moorhen 4 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 348 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 2 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 13 Cape Robin 
Greenshank 2 Cape Wagtail 
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie
Common Sandpiper 1 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 18 African Marsh Warbler Yes
Blackwinged Stilt 13 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Yes
Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 6 Total Species 79
Cape Francolin 3

 

 
Helmeted Guineafowl 3  
Greywinged Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Orangebreasted Sunbird
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Seedeaters
Cape Sparrow 
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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