Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

March 2002 Bird Count 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 29 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 3 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk Yes
Inland water birds African Goshawk 
Greater Flamingo  African Marsh Harrier 1
White Pelican Peregrine Falcon
Whitebreasted Cormorant 9 Doves and coucals
Reed Cormorant 71 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Darter 38 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 6 Rock Pigeon Yes
Blackheaded Heron Rameron Pigeon
Purple Heron 2 Redeyed Dove Yes
Little Egret  5 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Laughing Dove Yes
African Spoonbill Burchell's Coucal Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron  2 Black Swift 
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 11 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 2 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Hadeda

2

Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin
Great crested Grebe 9 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 4  Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Egyptian Goose 4 Little Swift 
Yellowbilled Duck 7 Alpine Swift Yes
Red-billed Teal European Swallow Yes
Cape Teal 16 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller 2 Giant Kingfisher  Yes
Purple Galinule 3 Malachite Kingfisher  Yes
Moorhen 5 Pied Kingfisher Yes
Redknobbed Coot 531 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Threebanded Plover 10 Pied Crow  Yes
Blacksmith Plover 14 Whitenecked Raven 
Greenshank Cape Bulbul  Yes
Southern Pochard Olive Thrush 
Common Sandpiper Cape Robin 
Spurwing Goose Cape Wagtail  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Orange-throated Longclaw 
Kitlittz's Plover 1 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Avocet 6
Blackwinged Stilt 73 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Large terrestrial birds African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Water Dikkop  Grassbird Yes
Spotted Dikkop Yes Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Cape Francolin Yes Spotted Prinia  Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl Yes Fiscal Shrike Yes
Nectar feeders

Southern Boubou

Yes
Malachite Sunbird  Yes

European Starling 

Yes
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes Total Species 72
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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