Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

December 2007 Bird Count 

Spoonbill

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

7

Burchell's Coucal

Dabchick 2 SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift
White Pelican Whiterumped Swift
CORMORANTS Little Swift P
Whitebreasted Cormorant 3 Alpine Swift
Cape Cormorant MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 39 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  41 Pied Kingfisher 21
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher
Grey Heron 5 Malachite Kingfisher
Blackheaded Heron 4 BARBETS
Purple Heron Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron 5 LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 6 Redcapped Lark
Yellow billed Egret 1 SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret European Swallow 
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow P
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 6 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 4 Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis Rock Martin P
African Spoonbill 1 Brownthroated Martin
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow P
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 67 Olive Thrush
Yellowbilled Duck 4 Cape Robin Chat P
Red-billed Teal Karoo Robin
Cape Teal TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler P
Spurwinged Goose 1 Grassbird
KITES Levaillant's Cisticola P
Black Shouldered Kite Spotted Prinia P
Yellowbilled Kite WAGTAILS, PIPITS AND LONGCLAWS
EAGLES Cape Wagtail P
African Fish Eagle 4 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw
Steppe Buzzard 2 SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike P
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Southern Boubou
Black Sparrowhawk

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk 1 STARLINGS
HARRIERS European Starling P
African Marsh Harrier Redwing Starling P
FALCONS AND KESTRELS SUGARBIRDS AND SUNBIRDS
Peregrine Falcon Malachite Sunbird P
Lanner Falcon Lesser Double collared Sunbird P
Rock Kestrel WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin 12 SPARROWS, WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND WIDOWS
GUINEAFOWL House Sparrow P
Helmeted Guineafowl Cape Sparrow P
RAIL, CRAKES, FLUFFTAILS, GALLINULES, MOORHENS AND COOTS  Cape Weaver P
African Purple Swamp hen 1 Southern Masked Weaver P
Moorhen 10 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 35 Yellowrumped Widow
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Lapwing 54 Pintailed Whydah
Ringed Plover  CANARIES, SISKINS, FINCHES AND BUNTINGS 
Crowned Plover Cape Canary
SNIPES, GODWITS, SANDPIPERS, STINTS, CURLEWS AND PHALAROPES Bully Canary
Common Sandpiper OTHER
Marsh Sandpiper Mallard/Dutch Quacker 15
Greenshank  1 Common Peacock 1
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

62
Blackwinged Stilt 84
Pied Avocet
DIKKOPS
Spotted Thickknees
Water Thickknees 
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 6
Greyheaded Gull
Hartlaubs Gull 29
Caspian Tern 6
Common Tern 4
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon
Redeyed Dove
Cape Turtle Dove P
Laughing Dove P
Rameron Pigeon
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo 

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