Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

March 2008 Bird Count 

Avocets with African Spponbill

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

6

Burchell's Coucal

Dabchick 4 SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift P
White Pelican Whiterumped Swift P
CORMORANTS Little Swift P
Whitebreasted Cormorant 16 Alpine Swift P
Cape Cormorant MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 89 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  61 Pied Kingfisher 23
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher
Grey Heron 8 Malachite Kingfisher 3
Blackheaded Heron 4 BARBETS
Purple Heron 7 Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron 20 LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 6 Redcapped Lark
Yellow billed Egret SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret 3 European Swallow 
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow P
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow P
Sacred Ibis 8 Pearlbreasted Swallow P
Glossy Ibis Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis 20 Rock Martin P
African Spoonbill Brownthroated Martin P
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 9 Olive Thrush
Yellowbilled Duck 7 Cape Robin Chat P
Red-billed Teal Karoo Robin
Cape Teal 15 TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller 7 Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler P
Spurwinged Goose Grassbird P
KITES Levaillant's Cisticola P
Black Shouldered Kite Spotted Prinia P
Yellowbilled Kite WAGTAILS, PIPITS AND LONGCLAWS
EAGLES Cape Wagtail P
African Fish Eagle 4 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw
Steppe Buzzard 2 SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike P
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Southern Boubou
Black Sparrowhawk

1

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk STARLINGS
HARRIERS European Starling P
African Marsh Harrier Redwing Starling P
FALCONS AND KESTRELS SUGARBIRDS AND SUNBIRDS
Peregrine Falcon Malachite Sunbird
Lanner Falcon Lesser Double collared Sunbird P
Rock Kestrel WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin 58 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
Moorhen 16 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 410 Yellowrumped Widow
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Lapwing 10 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
Greenshank  Common Peacock
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

67
Blackwinged Stilt 9
Pied Avocet
DIKKOPS
Spotted Thickknees 2
Water Thickknees 
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 16
Greyheaded Gull 2
Hartlaubs Gull 46
Caspian Tern
Common Tern 9
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon P
Redeyed Dove P
Cape Turtle Dove P
Laughing Dove P
Rameron Pigeon
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo 

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