Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

June 2003 Bird Count 



Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

2

Blackshouldered Kite

3

Greyheaded Gull 1 African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 21 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 1 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 4 Black Sparrowhawk 1
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon 1
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
Gymnogene 1
White Pelican 3 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 10 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 26 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant 1 Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 20 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 2 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  2 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Yellow billed Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 1 Black Swift 
Cattle Egret Whitethroated Swallow
Night Heron  3 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern 1 Greaterstriped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 4 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis 3 Brownthroated Martin
Hadeda

4

Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 13 Alpine Swift
Dabchick 9 European Swallow
Egyptian Goose 45 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Redfaced Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 7 Giant Kingfisher  1
Red-billed Teal 3 Malachite Kingfisher  2
Cape Teal 16 Pied Kingfisher 12
Cape Shoveller 8 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 2 Pied Crow  3
Moorhen 20 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 531 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 8 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 6 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail 
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie Yes
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose 1 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 5 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 9 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 4 Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Yes
Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 7 Total Species 77
Cape Francolin 10

 

 
Helmeted Guineafowl 31  
Greywing Francolin 1
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Seedeaters
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver 
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow 
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah  Yes
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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