Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

July 2005 Bird Count 

photograph by Ann Koeslag

Juvenile Black Sparrowhawk





Ocean birds

Kelp Gull


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull 2 African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 58 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 2 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 2 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier Yes
Greater Flamingo Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 1 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 10 Feral Pigeon Yes
Reed Cormorant 10 Laughing Dove
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon
Darter 19 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 1 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Laughing Dove
Little Egret 1 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Klaas's Cuckoo Yes
Yellow billed Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill Black Swift
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow
Night Heron 13 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern Greaterstriped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 1 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis 1 Brownthroated Martin


Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift
Great crested Grebe 4 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 3 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 26 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Redfaced Mousebird
Yellowbilled Duck 12 Giant Kingfisher 3
Red-billed Teal 20 Malachite Kingfisher 1
Cape Teal 4 Pied Kingfisher 4
Cape Shoveller 4 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow Yes
Moorhen 8 Whitenecked Raven
Redknobbed Coot 192 Cape Bulbul Yes
Threebanded Plover 1 Olive Thrush
Blacksmith Plover 3 Cape Robin Yes
Greenshank 1 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 14 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia Yes
Mallard 1 Fiscal Shrike Yes
South African Shelduck

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling

Water Dikkop 2

Redwing Starling

Spotted Dikkop 4 Total Species 73
Cape Francolin 17


Helmeted Guineafowl 20
Greywinged Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird
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 Yes
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary Yes

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