Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

March 2005 Bird Count 

                          photograph by Heather Howell
White Pelicans





Ocean birds Raptors
Kelp Gull  6 Blackshouldered Kite 2
Greyheaded Gull 1 African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 13 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 3 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 3 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier 1
Greater Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon 1
Lesser Flamingo  Doves and coucals
White Pelican Feral Pigeon  Yes
Whitebreasted Cormorant 2 Laughing Dove Yes
Reed Cormorant 9 Rock Pigeon Yes
Cape Cormorant Rameron Pigeon
Darter 16 Redeyed Dove Yes
Grey Heron 5 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 1 Klass's Cuckoo
Purple Heron 1 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Little Egret  6 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Yellow billed Egret Black Swift 
African Spoonbill 6 Whitethroated Swallow
Cattle Egret Pearlbreasted Swallow
Night Heron  10 (1 juv) Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Little Bittern 1 Rock Martin
Sacred Ibis 4 Brownthroated Martin
Glossy Ibis Black Sawwing Swallow Yes


Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 4 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 13 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 5 Giant Kingfisher  1
Red-billed Teal   Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 6 Pied Kingfisher 8
Cape Shoveller 1 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 1 Pied Crow  Yes
Moorhen 12 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 291 (1 juv) Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 10 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 11 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie Yes
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet   African Marsh Warbler Yes
Blackwinged Stilt Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 4 hybrid  Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop 2


Cape Francolin 10

Black Swan

Helmeted Guineafowl 26 Total Species 66
Greywinged Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Orangebreasted Sunbird
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye 
Cape Sparrow 
Cape Weaver 
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow 
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary
Bully Canary 

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