Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

January 2003 Bird Count 




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 34 Steppe Buzzard  1
Caspian Tern 13 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 7 Black Sparrowhawk 1
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon 1
Lesser Flamingo  1 Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 6 Doves and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 3 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 8 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 9 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 3 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  2 Burchell's Coucal
Yellow billed Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 1 Black Swift  Yes
Cattle Egret 4 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  1 Pearlbreasted Swallow Yes
Little Bittern 1 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 1 Rock Martin Yes
Glossy Ibis 3 Brownthroated Martin Yes


Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift  Yes
Great crested Grebe 7 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 1 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 11 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 4 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 40 Pied Kingfisher 6
Cape Shoveller 2 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow  6
Moorhen 3 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 185 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 8 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 41 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 37 African Marsh Warbler Yes
Blackwinged Stilt 8 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard Yes Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop  1

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop Total Species 83
Cape Francolin 4


Helmeted Guineafowl 4  
Greyheaded Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
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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