Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

May 2008 Bird Count 


photograph by Livio Rey

Levaillant's Cisticola

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

3

Burchell's Coucal

P

Dabchick 28 SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift P
White Pelican Whiterumped Swift
CORMORANTS Little Swift
Whitebreasted Cormorant 6 Alpine Swift P
Cape Cormorant 3 MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 61 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  70 Pied Kingfisher 30
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher
Grey Heron 4 Malachite Kingfisher 3
Blackheaded Heron 4 BARBETS
Purple Heron 7 Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron 16 LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 22 Redcapped Lark
Yellow billed Egret 16 SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret 2 European Swallow 
Little Bittern 3 Whitethroated Swallow P
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 23 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 1 Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis 8 Rock Martin
African Spoonbill 20 Brownthroated Martin
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow P
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 95 Olive Thrush
Yellowbilled Duck 29 Cape Robin Chat P
Red-billed Teal 4 Karoo Robin
Cape Teal 14 TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller 58 Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler P
Spurwinged Goose 6 Grassbird
KITES Levaillant's Cisticola P
Black Shouldered Kite Spotted Prinia P
Yellowbilled Kite WAGTAILS, PIPITS AND LONGCLAWS
EAGLES Cape Wagtail P
African Fish Eagle 1 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw
Steppe Buzzard 2 SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike P
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Southern Boubou
Black Sparrowhawk

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk STARLINGS
HARRIERS European Starling P
African Marsh Harrier Redwing Starling P
FALCONS AND KESTRELS SUGARBIRDS AND SUNBIRDS
Peregrine Falcon Malachite Sunbird
Lanner Falcon Lesser Double collared Sunbird P
Rock Kestrel WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin 53 SPARROWS, WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND WIDOWS
GUINEAFOWL House Sparrow
Helmeted Guineafowl 4 Cape Sparrow P
RAIL, CRAKES, FLUFFTAILS, GALLINULES, MOORHENS AND COOTS  Cape Weaver P
African Purple Swamp hen 6 Southern Masked Weaver P
Moorhen 58 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 2368 Yellowrumped Widow
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Lapwing 25 Pintailed Whydah
Ringed Plover  CANARIES, SISKINS, FINCHES AND BUNTINGS 
Crowned Plover Cape Canary
SNIPES, GODWITS, SANDPIPERS, STINTS, CURLEWS AND PHALAROPES Bully Canary
Common Sandpiper OTHER
Marsh Sandpiper Mallard/Dutch Quacker 13
Greenshank  Common Peacock
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

68
Blackwinged Stilt 58
Pied Avocet
DIKKOPS
Spotted Thickknees
Water Thickknees 
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 12
Greyheaded Gull
Hartlaubs Gull 37
Caspian Tern 2
Common Tern 3
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon P
Redeyed Dove
Cape Turtle Dove P
Laughing Dove P
Rameron Pigeon
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo P
Diederik Cuckoo 

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