Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

October 2002 Bird Count 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

10

Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 22 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 4 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk 1
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern 2 African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
Greater Flamingo  Doves and coucals
White Pelican 17 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Whitebreasted Cormorant 1 Laughing Dove Yes
Reed Cormorant 4 Rock Pigeon Yes
Cape Cormorant Rameron Pigeon Yes
Darter 19 Redeyed Dove Yes
Grey Heron 2 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 2 Laughing Dove Yes
Purple Heron 2 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Little Egret  5 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Yellow billed Egret 1 Black Swift  Yes
African Spoonbill 4 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Night Heron  1 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Little Bittern Rock Martin Yes
Sacred Ibis 1 Brownthroated Martin  Yes
Glossy Ibis 8 Black Sawwing Swallow
Hadeda

3

 Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift  Yes
Great crested Grebe 5 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 1 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 35 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 8 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal 4 Malachite Kingfisher  1
Cape Teal 19 Pied Kingfisher 7
Cape Shoveller Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow  Yes
Moorhen 4 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 102 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 2 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 3 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 26 Grassbird
Blackwinged Stilt 26 Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Kittlitz's Plover Spotted Prinia  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper 1 Fiscal Shrike Yes
Mallard

Southern Boubou

Yes
Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Yes
Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 4 Total Species 77
Cape Francolin 5  
Helmeted Guineafowl 5
Greyheaded Francolin
Nectar feeders
Malachite Sunbird 
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 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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