Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

July 2002 Bird Count 




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 56 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 2 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
Lesser Flamingo 1
White Pelican
Whitebreasted Cormorant 10 Doves and coucals
Reed Cormorant 8 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Cape Cormorant 15 Laughing Dove
Darter 27 Rock Pigeon Yes
Grey Heron 1 Rameron Pigeon
Blackheaded Heron Yes Redeyed Dove
Purple Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Little Egret  1 Laughing Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Burchell's Coucal Yes
African Spoonbill 2
Cattle Egret 4 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron  3 Black Swift 
Little Bittern Whitethroated Swallow
Sacred Ibis 14 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis Greaterstriped Swallow

Rock Martin Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin
Great crested Grebe 1 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 5 Whiterumped Swift 
Egyptian Goose 20 Little Swift 
Yellowbilled Duck 4 Alpine Swift Yes
Mallards Yes European Swallow
Red-billed Teal Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Teal 13 Giant Kingfisher  1
Cape Shoveller 41 Malachite Kingfisher  Yes
Purple Galinule 3 Pied Kingfisher 8
Moorhen 7
Redknobbed Coot 86 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Threebanded Plover Pied Crow 
Blacksmith Plover 7 Whitenecked Raven 
Greenshank Cape Bulbul  Yes
Southern Pochard Olive Thrush 
Common Sandpiper Cape Robin  Yes
Spurwing Goose 1 Cape Wagtail  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Orange-throated Longclaw 
Avocet 8 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Blackwinged Stilt 7 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Kittlitz's Plover African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird
Water Dikkop  Yes Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop Yes Spotted Prinia  Yes
Cape Francolin Yes Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl Yes

Southern Boubou

Grey headed Francolin

European Starling 

Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling 

Malachite Sunbird  Snowy Egret
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes Total Species 62
Cape white-eye  Yes
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver 
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow 
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary 

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