Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

October 2007 Bird Count 

Female Pintail Whydah

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

4

Burchell's Coucal

Dabchick SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift
White Pelican Whiterumped Swift
CORMORANTS Little Swift P
Whitebreasted Cormorant 21 Alpine Swift P
Cape Cormorant 1 MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 38 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  43 Pied Kingfisher 18
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher
Grey Heron 7 Malachite Kingfisher 1
Blackheaded Heron 6 BARBETS
Purple Heron 1 Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron 3 LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 4 Redcapped Lark P
Yellow billed Egret SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret 3 European Swallow 
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow P
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 7 Pearlbreasted Swallow P
Glossy Ibis 1 Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis 2 Rock Martin P
African Spoonbill Brownthroated Martin
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow 4
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 115 Olive Thrush
Yellowbilled Duck 28 Cape Robin Chat P
Red-billed Teal Karoo Robin
Cape Teal TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller 4 Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler P
Spurwinged Goose Grassbird
KITES Levaillant's Cisticola P
Black Shouldered Kite 1 Spotted Prinia P
Yellowbilled Kite WAGTAILS, PIPITS AND LONGCLAWS
EAGLES Cape Wagtail
African Fish Eagle 5 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw
Steppe Buzzard SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike P
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Southern Boubou P
Black Sparrowhawk

1

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk STARLINGS
HARRIERS European Starling P
African Marsh Harrier Redwing Starling P
FALCONS AND KESTRELS SUGARBIRDS AND SUNBIRDS
Peregrine Falcon Malachite Sunbird
Lanner Falcon Lesser Double collared Sunbird P
Rock Kestrel WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin 17 SPARROWS, WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND WIDOWS
GUINEAFOWL House Sparrow
Helmeted Guineafowl 11 Cape Sparrow P
RAIL, CRAKES, FLUFFTAILS, GALLINULES, MOORHENS AND COOTS  Cape Weaver P
African Purple Swamp hen Southern Masked Weaver P
Moorhen 10 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 170 Yellowrumped Widow P
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Lapwing 5 Pintailed Whydah
Ringed Plover  CANARIES, SISKINS, FINCHES AND BUNTINGS 
Crowned Plover Cape Canary P
SNIPES, GODWITS, SANDPIPERS, STINTS, CURLEWS AND PHALAROPES Bully Canary
Common Sandpiper OTHER
Marsh Sandpiper Mallard/Dutch Quacker 8
Greenshank  Common Peacock 1
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

65
Blackwinged Stilt 3
Pied Avocet
DIKKOPS
Spotted Thickknees 4
Water Thickknees 
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 14
Greyheaded Gull
Hartlaubs Gull 40
Caspian Tern 3
Common Tern
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon
Redeyed Dove
Cape Turtle Dove P
Laughing Dove P
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo 

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