Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

March 2001 Bird Count 

Species Presence Species Presence
Great crested Grebe

5

Avocet 24

Dabchick

8

Blackwinged Stilt

66

White Pelican 2 Spotted Dikkop -
Whitebreasted Cormorant 6 Kelp Gull 7
Reed Cormorant 17 Hartlaub's gull 34
Darter 21 Caspian Tern 8
Grey Heron 1 Common Tern 8
Blackheaded Heron 1 Feral Pigeon Yes
Purple Heron 2 Rock Pigeon Yes
Little Egret 4 Redeyed Dove Yes
Yellowbilled Egret 2 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Cattle Egret 2 Laughing Dove Yes
Night Heron 2 Black Swift Yes
Little Bittern 1 Whiterumped Swift Yes
Sacred Ibis 8 Alpine Swift Yes
Glossy Ibis 2 Whitebacked Mousebird 1
Hadeda Ibis 2 Pied Kingfisher 10
African Spoonbill 1 Giant Kingfisher 1
Egyptian Goose 17 Malachite Kingfisher 2
Yellowbilled Duck 5 European Swallow Yes
Cape Teal 27 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Cape Shoveller 3 Pearlbreasted Swallow 2
Spurwing Goose - Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Blackshouldered Kite

3

Rock Martin Yes
Species Presence Species Presence
African Fish Eagle 2 Brownthroated Martin Yes
Steppe Buzard - Black sawwing Swallow 5
Black Sparrowhawk - Pied Crow Yes
African Goshawk - Cape bulbul Yes
African Marsh Harrier - Cape Robin Yes
Perigrine Falcon - Cape reed WArbler Yes
Cape Francolin 2 African sedge Warbler Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 18 Levailant's Cisticola Yes
Purple Galinule 5 Spotted Prinia Yes
Moorhen 18 Cape Wagtail Yes
Reknobbed Coot 357 Fiscal shrike Yes
Threebanded Plover 6 European starling Yes
Blacksmith Plover 13 Redwing Starling Yes
Greenshank 1 Lesser doublecollared Sunbird Yes
Cape white eye Yes Whitenecked Raven 1
Cape Weaver Yes Rock Kestral 1
Southern masked Weaver - Grass Bird Yes
Yellowrumped widow

Yes

Greater Flamingo 6
Common Waxbill Yes Total Species 81
Pintailed Whydah Yes    
Cape Canary Yes    
Bully Canary Yes    
Mallard 2    
       
       

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