Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

May 2006 Bird Count 

Grey Heron





Ocean birds

Kelp Gull


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull 3 African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 28 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 7 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk 1
Common Tern 6 Black Sparrowhawk 1
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier 1
Greater Flamingo Gymnogene
Lesser Flamingo Lanner Falcon
White Pelican Peregrine Falcon
Whitebreasted Cormorant 10 Osprey
Reed Cormorant 28 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Cape Cormorant 6 Feral Pigeon Yes
Darter 10 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 4 Rock Pigeon
Blackheaded Heron 1 Rameron Pigeon
Purple Heron 5 Redeyed Dove Yes
Little Egret 2 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Burchell's Coucal
African Spoonbill 2 Klaas's Cuckoo
Cattle Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron 9 Black Swift Yes
Little Bittern Whitethroated Swallow
Sacred Ibis 2 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis Greaterstriped Swallow


Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin
Great crested Grebe 9 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 18 Whiterumped Swift
Egyptian Goose 20 Little Swift
Yellowbilled Duck 4 + 6 juv. Alpine Swift Yes
Red-billed Teal European Swallow Yes
Cape Teal 14 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller 2 Redfaced Mousebird
Purple Gallinule 2 Giant Kingfisher 1
Moorhen 15 Malachite Kingfisher 2
Redknobbed Coot 633 Pied Kingfisher 7
Crowned Plover 7
Threebanded Plover 2 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Blacksmith Plover 2 Pied Crow Yes
Greenshank Whitenecked Raven
Southern Pochard Cape Bulbul Yes
Common Sandpiper Olive Thrush Yes
Spurwing Goose Cape Robin Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Cape Wagtail Yes
Avocet Orange-throated Longclaw
Blackwinged Stilt Bokmakierie Yes
Kittlitz's Plover Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Curlew Sandpiper Cape Reed Warbler Yes
Mallard 4 African Sedge Warbler Yes
South African Shelduck African Marsh Warbler
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird
Water Dikkop Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop 2 Spotted Prinia Yes
Cape Francolin 10 Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 34.

Southern Boubou

Greywinged Francolin

European Starling

Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling

Malachite Sunbird


Orangebreasted Sunbird

Grassveld pipit 

Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird Yes Red-capped Lark
Cape white-eye Yes House Crow
Seedeaters Total Species 69
Cape Sparrow Yes
Cape Weaver Yes
Southern Masked Weaver Yes
Yellowrumped Widow
Common Waxbill Yes
Pintailed Whydah
Cape Canary
Bully Canary

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