Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

June 2005 Bird Count 

                 photograph by Heather Howell

Cape Shoveler.





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

Black Sawwing Swallow


Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 3 Alpine Swift
Dabchick 2 European Swallow
Egyptian Goose 63 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 7 Giant Kingfisher  1
Red-billed Teal 2 Malachite Kingfisher  2
Cape Teal Pied Kingfisher 4
Cape Shoveller 24 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow  Yes
Moorhen 17 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 87 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 3 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 5 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank 1 Cape Wagtail 
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Yes Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet   African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 3 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 

Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop 2


Cape Francolin 8

Grasveld pipit

Helmeted Guineafowl 20 Redcapped Lark Yes
Greywinged Francolin Total Species 63
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Orangebreasted Sunbird
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver 
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah  Yes
Cape Canary
Bully Canary 

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