Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

October 2006 Bird Count 

Glossy Ibis





Ocean birds

Kelp Gull


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 67 Steppe Buzzard  2
Caspian Tern 3 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk 1
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk 1
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Little Tern
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier 1
Greater Flamingo Gymnogene
Lesser Flamingo Lanner Falcon
White Pelican 5 Peregrine Falcon
Whitebreasted Cormorant 4 Osprey
Reed Cormorant 12 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Cape Cormorant 7 Feral Pigeon Yes
Darter 62 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 9 Rock Pigeon Yes
Blackheaded Heron 3 Rameron Pigeon
Purple Heron 1 Redeyed Dove
Little Egret 9 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Burchell's Coucal
African Spoonbill Klaas's Cuckoo Yes
Cattle Egret 2 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron Black Swift
Little Bittern Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 14 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 18 Greaterstriped Swallow


Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin Yes
Great crested Grebe 2 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 3 Whiterumped Swift
Egyptian Goose 80 Little Swift
Yellowbilled Duck 11 Alpine Swift Yes
Red-billed Teal European Swallow Yes
Cape Teal 6 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller 2 Redfaced Mousebird
Purple Gallinule 1 Giant Kingfisher
Moorhen 8 Malachite Kingfisher
Redknobbed Coot 67 Pied Kingfisher 22
Crowned Plover
Threebanded Plover 3 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Blacksmith Plover 22 Pied Crow 3
Greenshank Whitenecked Raven
Southern Pochard Cape Bulbul Yes
Common Sandpiper 2 Olive Thrush
Spurwing Goose 13 Cape Robin Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Cape Wagtail Yes
Avocet 1 Orange-throated Longclaw
Blackwinged Stilt 5 Bokmakierie Yes
Kittlitz's Plover Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Curlew Sandpiper Cape Reed Warbler Yes
Mallard 2 African Sedge Warbler Yes
South African Shelduck African Marsh Warbler
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird
Water Dikkop Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop 4 Spotted Prinia Yes
Cape Francolin 15 Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 11

Southern Boubou

Greywinged Francolin

European Starling

Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling

Malachite Sunbird


Orangebreasted Sunbird

Grassveld pipit 

Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird Yes Red-capped Lark Yes
Cape white-eye Yes House Crow
Black Crow
Seedeaters Total Species 74
Cape Sparrow Yes
Cape Weaver Yes
Southern Masked Weaver Yes
Yellowrumped Widow Yes
Common Waxbill Yes
Pintailed Whydah
Cape Canary
Bully Canary Yes

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