Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

May 2003 Bird Count 




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull 2 African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 11 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 2 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 3 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon 1
White Pelican Gymnogene 1
Whitebreasted Cormorant 6 Doves, Cuckoos and Coucals
Reed Cormorant 32 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Cape Cormorant 5 Laughing Dove Yes
Darter 10 Rock Pigeon Yes
Grey Heron 3 Rameron Pigeon
Blackheaded Heron 1 Redeyed Dove Yes
Purple Heron 3 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Little Egret  4 Laughing Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret 3 Burchell's Coucal Yes
African Spoonbill 5 Klaas's Cuckoo Yes
Cattle Egret 6 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron  1 Black Swift 
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow
Sacred Ibis 13 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 2 Greaterstriped Swallow


Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin Yes
Great crested Grebe 15 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 4 Whiterumped Swift 
Egyptian Goose 38 Little Swift 
Yellowbilled Duck 10 Alpine Swift
Red-billed Teal European Swallow
Cape Teal 51 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller 8 Giant Kingfisher  1
Purple Galinule 4 Malachite Kingfisher  2
Moorhen 25 Pied Kingfisher 8
Redknobbed Coot 805 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Threebanded Plover 20 Pied Crow  4
Blacksmith Plover 18 Whitenecked Raven 
Greenshank Cape Bulbul  Yes
Southern Pochard Olive Thrush 
Common Sandpiper Cape Robin  Yes
Spurwing Goose Cape Wagtail  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Orange-throated Longclaw 
Avocet 68 Bokmakierie Yes
Blackwinged Stilt 8 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Kittlitz's Plover Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Mallard 5 African Marsh Warbler
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird
Water Dikkop  Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop 7 Spotted Prinia  Yes
Cape Francolin 15 Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 20

Southern Boubou

Greyheaded Francolin

European Starling 

Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling 

Malachite Sunbird  Total Species 76
Orangebreasted Sunbird 


Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes  
Cape white-eye  Yes
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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