Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

January 2005 Bird Count 





Ocean birds Raptors
Kelp Gull  2 Blackshouldered Kite 1
Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 82 Steppe Buzzard  1
Caspian Tern 2 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 7 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon 1
Lesser Flamingo  Doves and coucals
White Pelican Feral Pigeon  Yes
Whitebreasted Cormorant 4 Laughing Dove Yes
Reed Cormorant 27 Rock Pigeon Yes
Cape Cormorant Rameron Pigeon
Darter 9 Redeyed Dove
Grey Heron 5 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 2 Klass's Cuckoo
Purple Heron 1 Burchell's Coucal
Little Egret  4 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Yellow billed Egret Black Swift 
African Spoonbill 3 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Night Heron  9 Greaterstriped Swallow
Little Bittern 2 Rock Martin
Sacred Ibis 1 Brownthroated Martin
Glossy Ibis 1 Black Sawwing Swallow


Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 3 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 25 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 14 Giant Kingfisher  1
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 8 Pied Kingfisher 5
Cape Shoveller 2 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow  1
Moorhen 5 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 231 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 6 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 9 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank 2 Cape Wagtail 
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie Yes
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 183  African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 37 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 4+5 hybrids Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop 1


Cape Francolin 7

Total Species

Helmeted Guineafowl 19
Greywinged Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Orangebreasted Sunbird
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver 
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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