Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

December 2004 Bird Count 




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 60 Steppe Buzzard  1
Caspian Tern 6 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 12 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon 1
White Pelican 2 Doves and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 1 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 10 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant 1 Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 17 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 5 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 2 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  5 Burchell's Coucal
Yellow billed Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 6 Black Swift 
Cattle Egret 2 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  2 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern 1 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 6 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis 1 Brownthroated Martin Yes


Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick European Swallow
Egyptian Goose 41 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 7 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 10 Pied Kingfisher 12
Cape Shoveller 7 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow  1
Moorhen 2 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 192 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 4 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 11 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank 3 Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Red capped Lark 1
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose 3 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 98 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 21 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard Yes Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop  1

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop 3 Total Species 75
Cape Francolin 8


Helmeted Guineafowl 19  
Greyheaded Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah  Yes
Cape Canary
Bully Canary 

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