Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

March 2004 Bird Count 

                        photograph by Rob Lith




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 14 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 6 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 3 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon 1
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 2 Doves and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 7 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 20 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 9 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 9 Redeyed Dove
Blackheaded Heron Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  5 Burchell's Coucal
Klaas's Cuckoo
Yellow billed Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 7 Black Swift 
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  3 Pearlbreasted Swallow Yes
Little Bittern Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 20 Rock Martin Yes
Glossy Ibis 3 Brownthroated Martin Yes

Black Sawwing Swallow Yes
Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift  Yes
Great crested Grebe 1 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 2 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 7 Whitebacked Mousebird
Redfaced Mousebird
Yellowbilled Duck 2 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal 8 Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal Pied Kingfisher 6
Cape Shoveller Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 1 Pied Crow 
Moorhen 2 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 585 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 1 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 19 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie Yes
Common Sandpiper 1 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 30 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 14 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard - Quakers 3 Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop 1 Total Species 71
Cape Francolin 6


Helmeted Guineafowl 25  
Greywinged Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Orangebreasted Sunbird
Cape white-eye  Yes
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver 
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary
Bully Canary 

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