Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

February 2002 Bird Count 




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 18 Steppe Buzzard  1
Caspian Tern 1 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk
Inland water birds African Goshawk 
Greater Flamingo  African Marsh Harrier
White Pelican Peregrine Falcon
Whitebreasted Cormorant Doves and coucals
Reed Cormorant 32 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Darter 14 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 1 Rock Pigeon Yes
Blackheaded Heron Rameron Pigeon Yes
Purple Heron 1 Redeyed Dove Yes
Little Egret  5 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Laughing Dove Yes
African Spoonbill Burchell's Coucal Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron  Black Swift 
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 4 Pearlbreasted Swallow Yes
Glossy Ibis 1 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes

Rock Martin Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin
Great crested Grebe 6 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 4  Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Egyptian Goose 2 Little Swift  Yes
Yellowbilled Duck Alpine Swift
Red-billed Teal European Swallow Yes
Cape Teal 8 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller Giant Kingfisher 
Purple Galinule 1 Malachite Kingfisher 
Moorhen 9 Pied Kingfisher Yes
Redknobbed Coot 563 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Threebanded Plover 7 Pied Crow 
Blacksmith Plover 18 Whitenecked Raven 
Greenshank 1 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Southern Pochard Olive Thrush 
Common Sandpiper Cape Robin  Yes
Spurwing Goose 14 Cape Wagtail  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Orange-throated Longclaw 
Avocet 2 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Blackwinged Stilt 42 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Large terrestrial birds African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Water Dikkop  Yes Grassbird Yes
Spotted Dikkop Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Cape Francolin Yes Spotted Prinia  Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl Yes Fiscal Shrike Yes
Nectar feeders

Southern Boubou

Malachite Sunbird  Yes

European Starling 

Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird 

Redwing Starling 

Cape white-eye  Yes Total Species 66
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow 
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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