Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

February 2005 Bird Count 

                          photograph by Ann Koeslag
Adult and juvenile Cattle egrets





Ocean birds Raptors
Kelp Gull  5 Blackshouldered Kite 2
Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle
Hartlaub's Gull 21 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 2 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 4 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier 1
Greater Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Doves and coucals
White Pelican 1 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Whitebreasted Cormorant 9 Laughing Dove Yes
Reed Cormorant 17 Rock Pigeon
Cape Cormorant Rameron Pigeon
Darter 20 Redeyed Dove Yes
Grey Heron 7 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron Klass's Cuckoo
Purple Heron 2 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Little Egret  11 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Yellow billed Egret 2 Black Swift 
African Spoonbill 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Cattle Egret Pearlbreasted Swallow
Night Heron  10 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Little Bittern Rock Martin
Sacred Ibis 9 Brownthroated Martin Yes
Glossy Ibis Black Sawwing Swallow


Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 5 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 12 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 7 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal   Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 5 Pied Kingfisher 10
Cape Shoveller 5 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow  Yes
Moorhen 6 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 445 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 6 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 16 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank 1 Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie Yes
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler 
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet   African Marsh Warbler Yes
Blackwinged Stilt 18 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 1 hybrid + 1 quacker Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop 2


Cape Francolin 10

Total Species

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

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