Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

September 2005 Bird Count 


photograph by Andrew Jenkins

White–necked Raven

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence
Ocean birds

–

Raptors –
Kelp Gull

13

Blackshouldered Kite

2

Greyheaded Gull 2 African Fish Eagle 2
Hartlaub's Gull 28 Steppe Buzzard  –
Caspian Tern 2 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk –
Common Tern – Black Sparrowhawk Yes
Swift Tern – African Goshawk  –
Inland water birds – African Marsh Harrier Yes
– – Gymnogene –
Greater Flamingo – Lanner Falcon –
Lesser Flamingo – Peregrine Falcon –
White Pelican 5 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals –
Whitebreasted Cormorant 5 Feral Pigeon Yes
Reed Cormorant 5 Laughing Dove Yes
Cape Cormorant – Rock Pigeon Yes
Darter 12 Rameron Pigeon Yes
Grey Heron 3 Redeyed Dove Yes
Blackheaded Heron 1 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Purple Heron 1 – –
Little Egret 1 Burchell's Coucal Yes
– – Klaas's Cuckoo Yes
Yellow billed Egret – Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters –
African Spoonbill 1 Black Swift Yes
Cattle Egret 1 Whitethroated Swallow –
Night Heron 2 Pearlbreasted Swallow –
Little Bittern – Greaterstriped Swallow –
Sacred Ibis 5 Rock Martin –
Glossy Ibis 6 Brownthroated Martin –
Hadeda

4

Black Sawwing Swallow –
– – Whiterumped Swift Yes
Ducks & Wading birds – Little Swift –
Great crested Grebe 2 Alpine Swift Yes
Dabchick 1 European Swallow –
Egyptian Goose 51+ 6chicks Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
– – Redfaced Mousebird –
Yellowbilled Duck 4 Giant Kingfisher –
Red-billed Teal – Malachite Kingfisher 1
Cape Teal 2 Pied Kingfisher 8
Cape Shoveller 4 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins –
Purple Galinule – Pied Crow 2
Moorhen 9 Whitenecked Raven –
Redknobbed Coot 22 Cape Bulbul Yes
Threebanded Plover 1 Olive Thrush –
Blacksmith Plover 5 Cape Robin Yes
Greenshank – Cape Wagtail Yes
Southern Pochard – Orange-throated Longclaw –
– – Bokmakierie –
Common Sandpiper – Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings –
Spurwing Goose 3 Cape Reed Warbler Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

–

African Sedge Warbler Yes
Avocet 100 African Marsh Warbler –
Blackwinged Stilt 6 Grassbird –
Kittlitz's Plover – Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Curlew Sandpiper – Spotted Prinia Yes
Mallard 3 Fiscal Shrike Yes
South African Shelduck –

Southern Boubou

–
Large terrestrial birds –

European Starling

Yes
Water Dikkop –

Redwing Starling

Yes
Spotted Dikkop 4

Peacock 

Yes
Cape Francolin 5

Grassveld pipit 

Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 15 Red-capped Lark Yes
Greywinged Francolin – House Crow 2
Nectar feeders – –Total Species 74
Malachite Sunbird Yes – –
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 – – –

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