Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

July 2004 Bird Count 

                                                              photograph by Clifford Dorse




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 36 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 3 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier 1
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 9 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 17 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon
Darter 16 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 1 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 2 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 2 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  3 Burchell's Coucal 1
Klaas's Cuckoo
Yellow billed Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 3 Black Swift 
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow
Night Heron  4 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern Greaterstriped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 8 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis 1 Brownthroated Martin


Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 9 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 4 European Swallow
Egyptian Goose 33 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Redfaced  Mousebird
Yellowbilled Duck 9 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 33 Pied Kingfisher 6
Cape Shoveller 8 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 1 Pied Crow  1
Moorhen 10 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 98 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 2 breeding Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 8 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie Yes
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 15 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 9 Fiscal Shrike Yes
South African Shelduck

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop  1

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop 2 Total Species 67
Cape Francolin 12


Helmeted Guineafowl 13  
Greywinged Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird  Yes
Orangebreasted Sunbird
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary
Bully Canary 

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