Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

July 2003 Bird Count 



Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

2

Blackshouldered Kite

3

Greyheaded Gull 1 African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 27 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 1 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk 1
Common Tern 1 Black Sparrowhawk 2
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Gymnogene 1
Greater Flamingo  1 Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 30 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 14 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 14 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant 8 Rock Pigeon
Darter 18 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 3 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  7 Burchell's Coucal 1
Klaas's Cuckoo
Yellow billed Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 15 Black Swift 
Cattle Egret 2 Whitethroated Swallow
Night Heron  4 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern Greaterstriped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 5 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis 3 Brownthroated Martin
Hadeda

2

Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 13 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 8 European Swallow
Egyptian Goose 33 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Redfaced  Mousebird
Yellowbilled Duck 5 Giant Kingfisher  1
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  4
Cape Teal 22 Pied Kingfisher 6
Cape Shoveller 17 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 3 Pied Crow  5
Moorhen 17 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 431 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 6 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 11 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie Yes
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose 2 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 44 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 9 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 2 Fiscal Shrike Yes
South African Shelduck 1

Southern Boubou

Yes
Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Yes
Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 8 Total Species 79
Cape Francolin 12

 

 
Helmeted Guineafowl 24  
Greyheaded Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Orange breasted Sunbird
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Seedeaters
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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