Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

May 2005 Bird Count 

                     photograph by Ann Koeslag

Orangethroated Longclaw "drying off" after bathing.





Ocean birds Raptors
Kelp Gull  5 Blackshouldered Kite 2
Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle
Hartlaub's Gull 6 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 1 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Doves and coucals
White Pelican Feral Pigeon  Yes
Whitebreasted Cormorant 3 Laughing Dove
Reed Cormorant 7 Rock Pigeon
Cape Cormorant Rameron Pigeon
Darter 16 Redeyed Dove
Grey Heron 2 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron Klass's Cuckoo
Purple Heron 1 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Little Egret  2 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Yellow billed Egret Black Swift 
African Spoonbill Whitethroated Swallow
Cattle Egret Pearlbreasted Swallow
Night Heron  8 Greaterstriped Swallow
Little Bittern Rock Martin
Sacred Ibis 2 Brownthroated Martin
Glossy Ibis

Black Sawwing Swallow

Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift  Yes
Great crested Grebe 8 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 1 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 24 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 3 Giant Kingfisher  1
Red-billed Teal 3 Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal Pied Kingfisher 9
Cape Shoveller Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 1 Pied Crow  Yes
Moorhen 10 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 300 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 4 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 3 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet   African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 1 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 1 hyb Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop


Cape Francolin 5

Forrest Buzzard

Helmeted Guineafowl 1 Total Species 56
Greywinged Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Orangebreasted Sunbird
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Cape Sparrow  Yes
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow 
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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