Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

December 2002 Bird Count 



Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

3

Blackshouldered Kite

2

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 20 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 4 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 3 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Doves and coucals
White Pelican 7 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Whitebreasted Cormorant 2 Laughing Dove
Reed Cormorant 7 Rock Pigeon Yes
Cape Cormorant Rameron Pigeon Yes
Darter 15 Redeyed Dove
Grey Heron 3 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Burchell's Coucal
Little Egret  2 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Yellow billed Egret Black Swift  Yes
African Spoonbill 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Cattle Egret 2 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Night Heron  Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Little Bittern 1 Rock Martin Yes
Sacred Ibis Brownthroated Martin Yes
Glossy Ibis 4 Black Sawwing Swallow Yes
Hadeda

Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift  Yes
Great crested Grebe 1 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 16 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher 
Cape Teal 15 Pied Kingfisher 5
Cape Shoveller Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 1 Pied Crow  3
Moorhen 2 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 244 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 8 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 49 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank 1 Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 26 African Marsh Warbler Yes
Blackwinged Stilt 21 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard Fiscal Shrike Yes
Culew Sandpiper 4

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Yes
Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 4 Total Species 70
Cape Francolin Yes

 

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

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