Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

March 2007 Bird Count 


photograph by Morne Carstens

Whitethroated Swallow

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

38

Burchell's Coucal

Dabchick 68 SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift P
White Pelican Whiterumped Swift P
CORMORANTS Little Swift P
Whitebreasted Cormorant 39 Alpine Swift P
Cape Cormorant MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 66 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  43 Pied Kingfisher 66
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher 1
Grey Heron 14 Malachite Kingfisher 4
Blackheaded Heron 8 BARBETS
Purple Heron 8 Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron 7 LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 13 Redcapped Lark
Yellow billed Egret SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret European Swallow 
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow P
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 10 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis 2 Rock Martin P
African Spoonbill 1 Brownthroated Martin
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow P
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven P
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 30 Olive Thrush
Yellowbilled Duck 2 Cape Robin Chat P
Red-billed Teal Karoo Robin
Cape Teal 10 TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller 9 Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler P
Spurwinged Goose 20 Grassbird P
KITES Levaillant's Cisticola P
Black Shouldered Kite 5 Spotted Prinia P
Yellowbilled Kite WAGTAILS, PIPITS AND LONGCLAWS
EAGLES Cape Wagtail
African Fish Eagle 3 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw
Steppe Buzzard 2 SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike P
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Southern Boubou
Black Sparrowhawk

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk STARLINGS
HARRIERS European Starling P
African Marsh Harrier 1 Redwing Starling P
FALCONS AND KESTRELS SUGARBIRDS AND SUNBIRDS
Peregrine Falcon 1 Malachite Sunbird
Lanner Falcon Lesser Double collared Sunbird P
Rock Kestrel WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin 33 SPARROWS, WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND WIDOWS
GUINEAFOWL House Sparrow
Helmeted Guineafowl 8 Cape Sparrow P
RAIL, CRAKES, FLUFFTAILS, GALLINULES, MOORHENS AND COOTS  Cape Weaver P
African Purple Swamp hen 3 Southern Masked Weaver P
Moorhen 80 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 1993 Yellowrumped Widow
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover 11 Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Lapwing 85 Pintailed Whydah
Ringed Plover  CANARIES, SISKINS, FINCHES AND BUNTINGS 
Crowned Plover Cape Canary P
SNIPES, GODWITS, SANDPIPERS, STINTS, CURLEWS AND PHALAROPES Bully Canary
Common Sandpiper OTHER
Marsh Sandpiper Mallard/Dutch Quacker 3
Greenshank  2 Common Peacock
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

73
Blackwinged Stilt 95
Pied Avocet
DIKKOPS
Spotted Thickknees 6
Water Thickknees 
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 5
Greyheaded Gull
Hartlaubs Gull 98
Caspian Tern 21
Common Tern 1
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon
Redeyed Dove P
Cape Turtle Dove P
Laughing Dove P
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo 

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