Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

February 2003 Bird Count 



Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

4

Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull 2 African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 140 Steppe Buzzard  1
Caspian Tern 12 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 9 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern 1 African Goshawk  1
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon 1
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 2 Doves and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 10 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 20 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant 1 Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 16 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 4 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 2 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 3 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  11 Burchell's Coucal
Yellow billed Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 4 Black Swift  Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  1 Pearlbreasted Swallow Yes
Little Bittern 1 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 9 Rock Martin Yes
Glossy Ibis 3 Brownthroated Martin Yes
Hadeda

2

Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 11 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 1 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 12 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck Giant Kingfisher  1
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  2
Cape Teal 17 Pied Kingfisher 7
Cape Shoveller Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 2 Pied Crow 
Moorhen 11 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 350 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 6 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 47 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank 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 76 African Marsh Warbler Yes
Blackwinged Stilt 5 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 4 Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Yes
Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 2 Total Species 83
Cape Francolin 5

 

 
Helmeted Guineafowl 7  
Greyheaded Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird  Yes
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Seedeaters
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah  Yes
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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