Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

February 2006 Bird Count 


photograph by Kevin Drummond-Hay

Three banded Plover

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull

2

Blackshouldered Kite

1

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 14 Steppe Buzzard  1
Caspian Tern 14 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 4 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo Gymnogene
Lesser Flamingo Lanner Falcon
White Pelican Peregrine Falcon
Whitebreasted Cormorant 6 Osprey
Reed Cormorant 15 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Cape Cormorant Feral Pigeon Yes
Darter 12 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 9 Rock Pigeon
Blackheaded Heron Rameron Pigeon
Purple Heron 2 Redeyed Dove Yes
Little Egret 5 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Burchell's Coucal
African Spoonbill 2 Klaas's Cuckoo
Cattle Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron Black Swift
Little Bittern Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 4 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Hadeda

Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin
Great crested Grebe 2 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick Whiterumped Swift
Egyptian Goose 19 Little Swift Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 3 Alpine Swift Yes
Red-billed Teal European Swallow
Cape Teal 2 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller Redfaced Mousebird
Purple Galinule 1 Giant Kingfisher 1
Moorhen 3 Malachite Kingfisher 3
Redknobbed Coot 210 Pied Kingfisher 5
Threebanded Plover 4 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Blacksmith Plover 2 Pied Crow Yes
Greenshank Whitenecked Raven
Southern Pochard Cape Bulbul Yes
Common Sandpiper Olive Thrush Yes
Spurwing Goose Cape Robin Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Cape Wagtail Yes
Avocet Orange-throated Longclaw
Blackwinged Stilt Bokmakierie
Kittlitz's Plover Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Curlew Sandpiper Cape Reed Warbler Yes
Mallard 9 African Sedge Warbler Yes
South African Shelduck African Marsh Warbler Yes
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird
Water Dikkop 1 Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop Spotted Prinia Yes
Cape Francolin Yes Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl Yes

Southern Boubou

Yes
Greywinged Francolin

European Starling

Yes
Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling

Yes
Malachite Sunbird

Peacock 

Yes
Orangebreasted Sunbird

Grassveld pipit 

Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird Yes Red-capped Lark
Cape white-eye Yes House Crow
Seedeaters Total Species 62
Cape Sparrow Yes
Cape Weaver
Southern Masked Weaver Yes
Yellowrumped Widow
Common Waxbill Yes
Pintailed Whydah
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary Yes

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