Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

February 2004 Bird Count 

                       photograph by Rob Lith




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 27 Steppe Buzzard  1
Caspian Tern 6 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 2 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican Doves and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 9 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 30 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 6 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 4 Redeyed Dove
Blackheaded Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  6 Burchell's Coucal
Yellow billed Egret 3 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 1 Black Swift  Yes
Cattle Egret Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  1 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern Greaterstriped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 21 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis 3 Brownthroated Martin


Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 3 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 3 Whitebacked Mousebird 4
Yellowbilled Duck Giant Kingfisher  1
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  2
Cape Teal 13 Pied Kingfisher 5
Cape Shoveller 2 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow 
Moorhen 2 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 508 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 3 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 4 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail 
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Common Sandpiper 1 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 160 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 6 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard (Dutch Quakers) 5 Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop Total Species 60
Cape Francolin 7


Helmeted Guineafowl 2  
Greywinged Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye 
Cape Sparrow 
Cape Weaver 
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow 
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary
Bully Canary  Yes

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