Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

May 2002 Bird Count 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

1

Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull 1 African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 19 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 1 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk Yes
Swift Tern 5 African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican
Whitebreasted Cormorant 20 Doves and coucals
Reed Cormorant 48 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Darter 12 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 9 Rock Pigeon
Blackheaded Heron 1 Rameron Pigeon
Purple Heron 3 Redeyed Dove Yes
Little Egret  4 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Laughing Dove Yes
African Spoonbill 1 Burchell's Coucal
Cattle Egret 4 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron  2 Black Swift 
Little Bittern Whitethroated Swallow
Sacred Ibis 3 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis Greaterstriped Swallow
Hadeda

3

Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin
Great crested Grebe 15 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 19  Whiterumped Swift 
Egyptian Goose 33 Little Swift 
Yellowbilled Duck 13 Alpine Swift
Red-billed Teal European Swallow
Cape Teal 29 Whitebacked Mousebird
Cape Shoveller 12 Giant Kingfisher  1
Purple Galinule 3 Malachite Kingfisher  1
Moorhen 18 Pied Kingfisher 7
Redknobbed Coot 585 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Threebanded Plover 7 Pied Crow  Yes
Blacksmith Plover 9 Whitenecked Raven 
Greenshank Cape Bulbul  Yes
Southern Pochard Olive Thrush  Yes
Common Sandpiper Cape Robin  Yes
Spurwing Goose Cape Wagtail  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Orange-throated Longclaw 
Avocet 27 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Blackwinged Stilt 18 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Large terrestrial birds African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Water Dikkop  Grassbird
Spotted Dikkop 4 Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Cape Francolin Yes Spotted Prinia  Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl Yes Fiscal Shrike Yes
Nectar feeders

Southern Boubou

Malachite Sunbird 

European Starling 

Yes
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes

Redwing Starling 

Cape white-eye  Yes Snowy Egret 1
Seedeaters Total Species 62
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver 
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary 

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