Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

October 2005 Bird Count 

photograph by Ann Koeslag

Masked Weaver male showing off his colours.





Ocean birds

Kelp Gull


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 15 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 2 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier 1
Greater Flamingo Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 1 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 1 Feral Pigeon Yes
Reed Cormorant 6 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 17 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 1 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 4
Little Egret 4 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Klaas's Cuckoo Yes
Yellow billed Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 2 Black Swift Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron 4 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 6 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis 5 Brownthroated Martin


Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift
Great crested Grebe 3 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 1 European Swallow
Egyptian Goose 22 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Redfaced Mousebird
Yellowbilled Duck 6 Giant Kingfisher
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher 1
Cape Teal 2+6 chicks Pied Kingfisher 6
Cape Shoveller 6 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow Yes
Moorhen 3 Whitenecked Raven Yes
Redknobbed Coot 22 Cape Bulbul Yes
Threebanded Plover Olive Thrush
Blacksmith Plover 5 Cape Robin Yes
Greenshank 2 Cape Wagtail
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw
Common Sandpiper Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose 3 Cape Reed Warbler Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler Yes
Avocet 67 African Marsh Warbler Yes
Blackwinged Stilt 11 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia Yes
Mallard 3 Fiscal Shrike Yes
South African Shelduck

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling

Water Dikkop

Redwing Starling

Spotted Dikkop


Cape Francolin 4

Grassveld pipit 

Helmeted Guineafowl 10 Red-capped Lark
Greywinged Francolin House Crow Yes
Nectar feeders Total Species 74
Malachite Sunbird
Orangebreasted Sunbird
Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird Yes
Cape white-eye Yes
Cape Sparrow Yes
Cape Weaver Yes
Southern Masked Weaver Yes
Yellowrumped Widow Yes
Common Waxbill Yes
Pintailed Whydah Yes
Cape Canary
Bully Canary

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