Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

September 2004 Bird Count 




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 1+1 imm
Hartlaub's Gull 27 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 3 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk 1
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk 1
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier
Greater Flamingo  Lanner Falcon
Lesser Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
White Pelican 5 Doves, cuckoos and coucals
Whitebreasted Cormorant 3 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Reed Cormorant 9 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 26 Rameron Pigeon
Grey Heron 2 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 2 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron Laughing Dove Yes
Klaas's Cuckoo Yes
Diedriek Cuckoo Yes
Little Egret  2 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Yellow billed Egret Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
African Spoonbill 1 Black Swift  Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Night Heron  Pearlbreasted Swallow
Little Bittern Greaterstriped Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 6 Rock Martin
Glossy Ibis 3 Brownthroated Martin


Black Sawwing Swallow
Whiterumped Swift 
Ducks & Wading birds Little Swift 
Great crested Grebe 6 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 1 European Swallow
Egyptian Goose 32 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Redfaced Mousebird
Yellowbilled Duck 8 Giant Kingfisher 
Red-billed Teal Malachite Kingfisher  2
Cape Teal 18 Pied Kingfisher 5
Cape Shoveller 5 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Purple Galinule Pied Crow  5
Moorhen 3 Whitenecked Raven 
Redknobbed Coot 123 Cape Bulbul  Yes
Threebanded Plover 1 Olive Thrush 
Blacksmith Plover 6 Cape Robin  Yes
Greenshank Cape Wagtail 
Southern Pochard Orange-throated Longclaw 
Crowned Plover P Bokmakierie Yes
Red capped Lark Yes
Common Sandpiper 1 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Spurwing Goose 1 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Avocet 1 African Marsh Warbler
Blackwinged Stilt 13 Grassbird
Kittlitz's Plover Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Greywinged Cisticola Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Spotted Prinia  Yes
Mallard 12 Fiscal Shrike Yes

Southern Boubou

Large terrestrial birds

European Starling 

Water Dikkop  2

Redwing Starling 

Spotted Dikkop 9 + 2 eggs Total Species 78
Cape Francolin 10


Helmeted Guineafowl 26  
Grey-winged Francolin
Nectar feeders
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 Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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