Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

November 2002 Bird Count 



Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

1

Blackshouldered Kite

2

Greyheaded Gull 1 African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 49 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 3 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern 6 Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  55 Peregrine Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Doves and coucals
White Pelican Feral Pigeon  Yes
Whitebreasted Cormorant 2 Laughing Dove Yes
Reed Cormorant 4 Rock Pigeon Yes
Cape Cormorant Rameron Pigeon Yes
Darter 29 Redeyed Dove Yes
Grey Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 2 Laughing Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Little Egret  1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Yellow billed Egret 1 Black Swift  Yes
African Spoonbill 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Cattle Egret 2 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Night Heron  Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Little Bittern Rock Martin Yes
Sacred Ibis 2 Brownthroated Martin Yes
Glossy Ibis 4 Black Sawwing Swallow Yes
Hadeda

Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift  Yes
Great crested Grebe 5 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 1 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 21 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 2 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  Yes
Cape Teal 35 Pied Kingfisher 7
Cape Shoveller 4 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 2 Pied Crow 
Moorhen 3 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 103 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 5 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 19 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank 1 Cape Wagtail 
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 45 African Marsh Warbler Yes
Blackwinged Stilt Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover 21 Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard Fiscal Shrike Yes
Large terrestrial birds

Southern Boubou

Yes
Water Dikkop  3

European Starling 

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 3

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Cape Francolin 4 Total Species 80
Helmeted Guineafowl 6  
Greyheaded Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird  Yes
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Seedeaters
Cape Sparrow 
Cape Weaver  Yes
Southern Masked Weaver  Yes
Yellowrumped Widow  Yes
Common Waxbill  Yes
Pintailed Whydah  Yes
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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