Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

January 2002 Bird Count 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

1

Blackshouldered Kite

3

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 13 Steppe Buzzard  1
Caspian Tern 1 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk
Inland water birds African Goshawk 
Greater Flamingo  African Marsh Harrier
White Pelican 6 Peregrine Falcon
Whitebreasted Cormorant 3 Doves and coucals
Reed Cormorant 32 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Darter 25 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 2 Rock Pigeon Yes
Blackheaded Heron Rameron Pigeon
Purple Heron 6 Redeyed Dove Yes
Little Egret  3 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret 1 Laughing Dove Yes
African Spoonbill 6 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Cattle Egret 2 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron  1 Black Swift 
Little Bittern 2 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 3 Pearlbreasted Swallow 2
Glossy Ibis 4 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Hadeda

2

Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin Yes
Great crested Grebe 1 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 1  Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Egyptian Goose 16 Little Swift 
Yellowbilled Duck 4 Alpine Swift Yes
Red-billed Teal European Swallow Yes
Cape Teal 21 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller 2 Giant Kingfisher  1
Purple Galinule 1 Malachite Kingfisher  1
Moorhen 2 Pied Kingfisher 18
Redknobbed Coot 133 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Threebanded Plover 1 Pied Crow  Yes
Blacksmith Plover 4 Whitenecked Raven 
Greenshank 1 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Southern Pochard 2 Olive Thrush 
Common Sandpiper Cape Robin  Yes
Spurwing Goose Cape Wagtail  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Orange-throated Longclaw  Yes
Avocet 40 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Blackwinged Stilt 30 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Grey Plover 1 African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird
Water Dikkop  1 Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop 5 Spotted Prinia  Yes
Cape Francolin Yes Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl Yes

Southern Boubou

Nectar feeders

European Starling 

Yes
Malachite Sunbird  Yes

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Total Species 79
Cape white-eye  Yes
Seedeaters
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver 
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah  Yes
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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