Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

September 2002 Bird Count 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

Raptors
Kelp Gull 

4

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
Hadeda

2

Rock Martin

Yes

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

Yes
Grey headed Francolin

European Starling 

Yes
Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling 

Yes
Malachite Sunbird  Total Species 76
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 
Cape Canary Yes
Bully Canary  Yes

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