Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

June 2004 Bird Count 




Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

5

Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 16 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 2 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
Gymnogene 1
White Pelican Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 2 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 33 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon
Darter 10 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 2 Redeyed Dove
Blackheaded Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Little Egret  3
Yellow billed Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 2 Black Swift 
Cattle Egret Whitethroated Swallow
Night Heron  5+2 juveniles Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern Greaterstriped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 22 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis Brownthroated Martin
Hadeda

10

Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 9 Alpine Swift
Dabchick 9 European Swallow
Egyptian Goose 60 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
South African Shelduck Redfaced Mousebird
Yellowbilled Duck 4 Giant Kingfisher  1
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 24 Pied Kingfisher 10
Cape Shoveller 5 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 1 Pied Crow  2
Moorhen 13 Whitenecked Raven  2
Redknobbed Coot 101 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 1 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 14 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 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 8 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 5 Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Yes
Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 3 Total Species 61
Cape Francolin 8

 

 
Helmeted Guineafowl 25  
Greywing Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Orangebreasted Sunbird
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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