Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

January 2006 Bird Count 

photograph by Georges Delpierre

Rock Kestrel





Ocean birds

Kelp Gull


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull 1 African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 22 Steppe Buzzard  1
Caspian Tern 18 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 4 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier 1
Greater Flamingo Gymnogene
Lesser Flamingo Lanner Falcon
White Pelican Peregrine Falcon
Whitebreasted Cormorant 9 Osprey
Reed Cormorant 19 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Cape Cormorant Feral Pigeon Yes
Darter 10 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 11 Rock Pigeon Yes
Blackheaded Heron 1 Rameron Pigeon
Purple Heron Redeyed Dove Yes
Little Egret 12 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Burchell's Coucal Yes
African Spoonbill 2 Klaas's Cuckoo
Cattle Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron 4 Black Swift
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 3 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis Greaterstriped Swallow Yes


Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin
Great crested Grebe 9 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 2 Whiterumped Swift
Egyptian Goose 5+9 juven. Little Swift Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 5+3 juven. Alpine Swift Yes
Red-billed Teal European Swallow
Cape Teal 23 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller Redfaced Mousebird
Purple Galinule 1 Giant Kingfisher
Moorhen 4 Malachite Kingfisher 1
Redknobbed Coot 237 Pied Kingfisher 4
Threebanded Plover 4 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Blacksmith Plover 40 Pied Crow Yes
Greenshank 2 Whitenecked Raven
Southern Pochard Cape Bulbul Yes
Common Sandpiper Olive Thrush Yes
Spurwing Goose Cape Robin Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Cape Wagtail Yes
Avocet 170 Orange-throated Longclaw
Blackwinged Stilt 33 Bokmakierie
Kittlitz's Plover Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Curlew Sandpiper Cape Reed Warbler Yes
Mallard African Sedge Warbler Yes
South African Shelduck African Marsh Warbler
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird
Water Dikkop 1 Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop Spotted Prinia Yes
Cape Francolin 10 Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 3+24 juven.

Southern Boubou

Greywinged Francolin

European Starling

Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling

Malachite Sunbird


Orangebreasted Sunbird

Grassveld pipit 

Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird Yes Red-capped Lark
Cape white-eye Yes House Crow
Seedeaters Total Species 72
Cape Sparrow Yes
Cape Weaver
Southern Masked Weaver Yes
Yellowrumped Widow
Common Waxbill Yes
Pintailed Whydah Yes
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary Yes

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