Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

September 2002 Bird Count 




Ocean birds

Kelp Gull 


Blackshouldered Kite

Greyheaded Gull African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 18 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 3 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk 1
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk 2
Swift Tern 2 African Goshawk
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier 
Greater Flamingo  Peregrine Falcon
Lesser Flamingo 
White Pelican 1
Whitebreasted Cormorant 9 Doves and coucals
Reed Cormorant 7 Feral Pigeon  Yes
Cape Cormorant Laughing Dove Yes
Darter 16 Rock Pigeon Yes
Grey Heron 2 Rameron Pigeon Yes
Blackheaded Heron 3 Redeyed Dove Yes
Purple Heron 2 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Little Egret  3 Burchell's Coucal Yes
Yellow billed Egret
African Spoonbill 1
Cattle Egret 3 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron  1 Black Swift 
Little Bittern Whitethroated Swallow
Sacred Ibis 3 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 3 Greaterstriped Swallow Yes


Rock Martin


Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin Yes
Great crested Grebe 8 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 3 Whiterumped Swift  Yes
Egyptian Goose 26 Little Swift 
Yellowbilled Duck 8 Alpine Swift
Red-billed Teal European Swallow Yes
Cape Teal 39 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller 6 Speckled Mousebird
Mallard Yes Giant Kingfisher 
Purple Galinule 1 Malachite Kingfisher  1
Moorhen 5 Pied Kingfisher 7
Redknobbed Coot 89 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Threebanded Plover 2 Pied Crow  1
Blacksmith Plover 4 Whitenecked Raven 
Greenshank Cape Bulbul  Yes
Southern Pochard Olive Thrush 
Common Sandpiper Cape Robin  Yes
Spurwing Goose Cape Wagtail 
Marsh Sandpiper

Orange-throated Longclaw 
Avocet 39 Klaas's Cuckoo 1
Blackwinged Stilt 20 Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Curlew Sandpiper 1 Cape Reed Warbler  Yes
Kitlitz's Plover African Sedge Warbler  Yes
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird
Water Dikkop  2 Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop 5 Spotted Prinia  Yes
Cape Francolin 3 Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 15

Southern Boubou

Grey headed Francolin

European Starling 

Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling 

Malachite Sunbird  Total Species 76
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 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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