Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

January 2007 Bird Count 



Whitethroated Swallow chick being fed

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

2

Burchell's Coucal

Dabchick 3 SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift
White Pelican Whiterumped Swift
CORMORANTS Little Swift P
Whitebreasted Cormorant 3 Alpine Swift P
Cape Cormorant 3 MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 23 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  16 Pied Kingfisher 19
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher
Grey Heron 12 Malachite Kingfisher 1
Blackheaded Heron 3 BARBETS
Purple Heron 1 Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron 4 LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 14 Redcapped Lark
Yellow billed Egret 1 SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret 2 European Swallow 
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow P
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 1 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis 1 Rock Martin P
African Spoonbill Brownthroated Martin
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow 2
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 86 Olive Thrush
Yellowbilled Duck 2 Cape Robin Chat P
Red-billed Teal Karoo Robin
Cape Teal 2 TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler P
Spurwinged Goose Grassbird
KITES Levaillant's Cisticola P
Black Shouldered Kite Spotted Prinia P
Yellowbilled Kite WAGTAILS, PIPITS AND LONGCLAWS
EAGLES Cape Wagtail P
African Fish Eagle 4 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw
Steppe Buzzard 3 SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike P
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Southern Boubou
Black Sparrowhawk

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk 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
Rock Kestrel WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin 12 SPARROWS, WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND WIDOWS
GUINEAFOWL House Sparrow P
Helmeted Guineafowl 4 Cape Sparrow P
RAIL, CRAKES, FLUFFTAILS, GALLINULES, MOORHENS AND COOTS  Cape Weaver
African Purple Swamp hen 1 Southern Masked Weaver P
Moorhen 4 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 224 Yellowrumped Widow
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover 1 Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Lapwing 18 Pintailed Whydah P
Ringed Plover  CANARIES, SISKINS, FINCHES AND BUNTINGS 
Crowned Plover Cape Canary
SNIPES, GODWITS, SANDPIPERS, STINTS, CURLEWS AND PHALAROPES Bully Canary
Common Sandpiper OTHER
Marsh Sandpiper Mallard/Dutch Quacker
Greenshank  3 Common Peacock 1
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

55
Blackwinged Stilt 30
Pied Avocet 56
DIKKOPS
Spotted Thickknees 9
Water Thickknees 
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 1
Greyheaded Gull
Hartlaubs Gull 78
Caspian Tern 2
Common Tern 6
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon
Redeyed Dove
Cape Turtle Dove P
Laughing Dove P
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo 

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