Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

January 2008 Bird Count 


photograph by Cassy Sheasby

5 Pied Kingfishers perched on a tree

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

Burchell's Coucal

1

Dabchick 2 SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift P
White Pelican Whiterumped Swift
CORMORANTS Little Swift
Whitebreasted Cormorant 3 Alpine Swift
Cape Cormorant MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 46 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  73 Pied Kingfisher 29
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher
Grey Heron 3 Malachite Kingfisher 2
Blackheaded Heron 2 BARBETS
Purple Heron 1 Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron 2 LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 12 Redcapped Lark
Yellow billed Egret SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret 2 European Swallow 
Little Bittern 2 Whitethroated Swallow P
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow P
Sacred Ibis 6 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 6 Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis 1 Rock Martin
African Spoonbill 10 Brownthroated Martin P
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow 5
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 15 Olive Thrush
Yellowbilled Duck Cape Robin Chat P
Red-billed Teal Karoo Robin
Cape Teal 3 TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller 44 Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler P
Spurwinged Goose 1 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 3 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw
Steppe Buzzard 2 SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike P
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk 1 Southern Boubou
Black Sparrowhawk

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk 1 STARLINGS
HARRIERS European Starling P
African Marsh Harrier 1 Redwing Starling P
FALCONS AND KESTRELS SUGARBIRDS AND SUNBIRDS
Peregrine Falcon Malachite Sunbird
Lanner Falcon Lesser Double collared Sunbird P
Rock Kestrel 1 WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin 51 SPARROWS, WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND WIDOWS
GUINEAFOWL House Sparrow
Helmeted Guineafowl 8 Cape Sparrow P
RAIL, CRAKES, FLUFFTAILS, GALLINULES, MOORHENS AND COOTS  Cape Weaver P
African Purple Swamp hen 1 Southern Masked Weaver P
Moorhen 10 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 965 Yellowrumped Widow
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover 2 Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Lapwing 15 Pintailed Whydah P
Ringed Plover  CANARIES, SISKINS, FINCHES AND BUNTINGS 
Crowned Plover Cape Canary
SNIPES, GODWITS, SANDPIPERS, STINTS, CURLEWS AND PHALAROPES Bully Canary P
Common Sandpiper OTHER
Marsh Sandpiper Mallard/Dutch Quacker 1
Greenshank  1 Common Peacock 1
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

73
Blackwinged Stilt 101
Pied Avocet 252
DIKKOPS
Spotted Thickknees
Water Thickknees  1
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 12
Greyheaded Gull
Hartlaubs Gull 96
Caspian Tern 9
Common Tern 3
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon
Redeyed Dove
Cape Turtle Dove P
Laughing Dove P
Rameron Pigeon
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo 

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