Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

March 2003 Bird Count 




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 74 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 4 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 16 Black Sparrowhawk 1
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon 1
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican Doves and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 10 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 17 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 17 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 3 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 3 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  8 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Klaas's Cuckoo
Yellow billed Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill Black Swift  Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  3 Pearlbreasted Swallow Yes
Little Bittern 1 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 19 Rock Martin Yes
Glossy Ibis Brownthroated Martin Yes


Black Sawwing Swallow Yes
Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift  Yes
Great crested Grebe 11 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 3 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 93 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 1 Giant Kingfisher  1
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 19 Pied Kingfisher 8
Cape Shoveller Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 2 Pied Crow  Yes
Moorhen 8 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 507 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 14 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 52 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose 21 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 21 African Marsh Warbler Yes
Blackwinged Stilt 7 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard Yes Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop 4 Total Species 80
Cape Francolin 4


Helmeted Guineafowl 10  
Greyheaded Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird  Yes
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Orange throated Sunbird
Cape white-eye  Yes
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary 

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