Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

July 2006 Bird Count 

Blacksmith Lapwing eggs





Ocean birds

Kelp Gull

Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 51 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 3 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 3 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Little Tern
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo Gymnogene
Lesser Flamingo Lanner Falcon
White Pelican 1 Peregrine Falcon
Whitebreasted Cormorant 4 Osprey
Reed Cormorant 9 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Cape Cormorant 2 Feral Pigeon Yes
Darter 9 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 2 Rock Pigeon
Blackheaded Heron 1 Rameron Pigeon
Purple Heron Redeyed Dove Yes
Little Egret 5 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Burchell's Coucal
African Spoonbill 1 Klaas's Cuckoo
Cattle Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron 2 Black Swift
Little Bittern Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 1 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 1 Greaterstriped Swallow


Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin Yes
Great crested Grebe 4 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 7 Whiterumped Swift
Egyptian Goose 40 Little Swift
Yellowbilled Duck 4 Alpine Swift
Red-billed Teal European Swallow
Cape Teal 10 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller 3 Redfaced Mousebird
Purple Gallinule 1 Giant Kingfisher 1
Moorhen 10 Malachite Kingfisher 1
Redknobbed Coot 139 Pied Kingfisher 4
Crowned Plover
Threebanded Plover Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Blacksmith Plover 11 Pied Crow Yes
Greenshank Whitenecked Raven
Southern Pochard Cape Bulbul Yes
Common Sandpiper Olive Thrush Yes
Spurwing Goose 21 Cape Robin Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Cape Wagtail Yes
Avocet 53 Orange-throated Longclaw
Blackwinged Stilt 20 Bokmakierie Yes
Kittlitz's Plover Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Curlew Sandpiper Cape Reed Warbler
Mallard 3 African Sedge Warbler Yes
South African Shelduck African Marsh Warbler
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird
Water Dikkop Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop 2 Spotted Prinia Yes
Cape Francolin 15 Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 13

Southern Boubou

Greywinged Francolin

European Starling

Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling

Malachite Sunbird


Orangebreasted Sunbird

Grassveld pipit 

Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird Yes Red-capped Lark
Cape white-eye Yes House Crow
Black Crow
Seedeaters Total Species 62
Cape Sparrow Yes
Cape Weaver
Southern Masked Weaver
Yellowrumped Widow
Common Waxbill Yes
Pintailed Whydah
Cape Canary
Bully Canary

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