Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

November 2004 Bird Count 




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 6 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 1 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 2 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon 1
White Pelican Doves and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 5 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 19 Rameron Pigeon 3
Grey Heron 4 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 2 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Klaas's Cuckoo Yes
Diederik Cuckoo
Little Egret  1 Burchell's Coucal
Yellow billed Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill Black Swift  Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  1 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern 1 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 2 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis 6 Brownthroated Martin Yes


Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 2 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 1 European Swallow
Egyptian Goose 12 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 3 + chicks Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 4 Pied Kingfisher 8
Cape Shoveller 5 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 1 Pied Crow  1
Moorhen 1 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 142 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 1 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 4 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank 1 Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie Yes
Red capped Lark Yes
Common Sandpiper 2 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose 1 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 1 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 9 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 8 + chicks Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Greywinged Cisticola

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop  1

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop 4 Total Species 77
Cape Francolin 6


Helmeted Guineafowl 4  
Greyheaded Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Orangebreasted Sunbird 
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Cape Sparrow 
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah  Yes
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary 

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