Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

October 2003 Bird Count 



Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

11

Blackshouldered Kite

1

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 17 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 4 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk 1
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk 2
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier 1
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 1 Doves and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 4 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 11 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 23 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 2 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 3 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 2 Laughing Dove Yes
Little Egret  3 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Yellow billed Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 3 Black Swift  Yes
Cattle Egret 2 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  1 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 5 Rock Martin Yes
Glossy Ibis 15 Brownthroated Martin
Hadeda

2

Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift  Yes
Great crested Grebe 6 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 1 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 16 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 5 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  2
Cape Teal 11 Pied Kingfisher 11
Cape Shoveller 24 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 2 Pied Crow  6
Moorhen 4 Whitenecked Raven 
Ballion's Crake 1 House crow 1
Redknobbed Coot 255 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 2 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 3 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail 
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie Yes
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 38 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 19 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard Yes Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Yes
Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 6 Total Species 80
Cape Francolin 7

 

 
Helmeted Guineafowl 4  
Greywinged Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
Orangebreasted Sunbird
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird  Yes
Cape white-eye  Yes
Seedeaters
Cape Sparrow  Yes
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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