Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

May 2004 Bird Count 

                 photograph by Clifford Dorse




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull 1 African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 22 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 2 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk 1
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern 20 African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon 1
White Pelican Gymnogene 1
Spotted Eagle Owls 2
Whitebreasted Cormorant 2 Doves, Cuckoos and Coucals
Reed Cormorant 29 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Cape Cormorant Laughing Dove Yes
Darter 8 Rock Pigeon
Grey Heron 1 Rameron Pigeon
Blackheaded Heron 1 Redeyed Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Little Egret  10 Laughing Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Burchell's Coucal
African Spoonbill 2 Klaas's Cuckoo
Cattle Egret 2 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron  9+2 juveniles Black Swift 
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow
Sacred Ibis 5 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 2 Greaterstriped Swallow


Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin
Great crested Grebe 2 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 7 Whiterumped Swift 
Egyptian Goose 41 Little Swift 
Yellowbilled Duck 3 Alpine Swift
Red-billed Teal European Swallow
Cape Teal 20 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller Giant Kingfisher  1
Purple Galinule Malachite Kingfisher  1
Moorhen 7 Pied Kingfisher 7
Redknobbed Coot 57 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Threebanded Plover Pied Crow  6
Blacksmith Plover Whitenecked Raven 
Greenshank Cape Bulbul  Yes
Southern Pochard Olive Thrush 
Common Sandpiper Cape Robin  Yes
Spurwing Goose Cape Wagtail 
Marsh Sandpiper

Orange-throated Longclaw  2
Avocet Bokmakierie
Blackwinged Stilt 7 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Kittlitz's Plover Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Mallard 5+1 quacker African Marsh Warbler
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird
Water Dikkop  Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop 1 Spotted Prinia  Yes
Cape Francolin 25 Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 31

Southern Boubou

Greywinged Francolin

European Starling 

Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling 

Malachite Sunbird  Total Species 62
Orangebreasted Sunbird 


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

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