Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

September 2003 Bird Count 



Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

8

Blackshouldered Kite

1

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 32 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 7 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk 1
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  1 Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 3 Doves, cuckoos and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 6 Feral Pigeon 
Reed Cormorant 11 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon
Darter 11 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 1 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 2 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron Laughing Dove Yes
Klaas's Cuckoo
Little Egret  2 Burchell's Coucal
Yellow billed Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 2 Black Swift  Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  1 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 7 Rock Martin Yes
Glossy Ibis 4 Brownthroated Martin
Hadeda

3

Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 10 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 6 European Swallow Yes
Egyptian Goose 29 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Redfaced Mousebird Yes
Yellowbilled Duck 4 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher 
Cape Teal 23 Pied Kingfisher 6
Cape Shoveller 8 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule 1 Pied Crow  2
Moorhen 7 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 163 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 7 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail  Yes
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Bokmakierie Yes
Common Sandpiper 1 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 71 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 32 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Yes
Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Yes
Water Dikkop 

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 3 Total Species 73
Cape Francolin 8

 

 
Helmeted Guineafowl 7  
Grey-winged 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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