Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

February 2008 Bird Count 


photograph by Ann Koeslag

Juvenile Black Sparrowhawk ringed at Zandvlei in Feb 2008

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

12

Burchell's Coucal

P

Dabchick 5 SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift
White Pelican 2 Whiterumped Swift
CORMORANTS Little Swift P
Whitebreasted Cormorant 30 Alpine Swift P
Cape Cormorant 1 MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 104 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  139 Pied Kingfisher 47
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher
Grey Heron 26 Malachite Kingfisher 9
Blackheaded Heron 10 BARBETS
Purple Heron 7 Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron 11 LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 14 Redcapped Lark
Yellow billed Egret 1 SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret 4 European Swallow  P
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow P
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 31 Pearlbreasted Swallow P
Glossy Ibis Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis 15 Rock Martin P
African Spoonbill 13 Brownthroated Martin
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow P
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 21 Olive Thrush P
Yellowbilled Duck 10 Cape Robin Chat P
Red-billed Teal 4 Karoo Robin
Cape Teal 4 TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller 130 Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler
Spurwinged Goose Grassbird
KITES Levaillant's Cisticola P
Black Shouldered Kite 4 Spotted Prinia P
Yellowbilled Kite WAGTAILS, PIPITS AND LONGCLAWS
EAGLES Cape Wagtail P
African Fish Eagle 3 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw
Steppe Buzzard 2 SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike P
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Southern Boubou
Black Sparrowhawk

2

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk 1 STARLINGS
HARRIERS European Starling P
African Marsh Harrier Redwing Starling P
FALCONS AND KESTRELS SUGARBIRDS AND SUNBIRDS
Peregrine Falcon Malachite Sunbird
Lanner Falcon Lesser Double collared Sunbird P
Rock Kestrel WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin 95 SPARROWS, WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND WIDOWS
GUINEAFOWL House Sparrow
Helmeted Guineafowl 21 Cape Sparrow P
RAIL, CRAKES, FLUFFTAILS, GALLINULES, MOORHENS AND COOTS  Cape Weaver P
African Purple Swamp hen 6 Southern Masked Weaver
Moorhen 41 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 2577 Yellowrumped Widow
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover 13 Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Lapwing 47 Pintailed Whydah
Ringed Plover  CANARIES, SISKINS, FINCHES AND BUNTINGS 
Crowned Plover Cape Canary P
SNIPES, GODWITS, SANDPIPERS, STINTS, CURLEWS AND PHALAROPES Bully Canary
Common Sandpiper 1 OTHER
Marsh Sandpiper Mallard/Dutch Quacker 23
Greenshank  3 Common Peacock 1
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

80
Blackwinged Stilt 87
Pied Avocet 291
DIKKOPS
Spotted Thickknees
Water Thickknees  1
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 21
Greyheaded Gull 1
Hartlaubs Gull 104
Caspian Tern 22
Common Tern 14
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon P
Redeyed Dove
Cape Turtle Dove
Laughing Dove P
Rameron Pigeon
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo 

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