Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

September 2006 Bird Count 

photograph by Ann Koeslag

Little Egret





Ocean birds

Kelp Gull


Blackshouldered Kite


Greyheaded Gull 1 African Fish Eagle 1
Hartlaub's Gull 92 Steppe Buzzard 
Caspian Tern 4 Redbreasted Sparrowhawk
Common Tern Black Sparrowhawk 1
Swift Tern African Goshawk 
Little Tern
Inland water birds African Marsh Harrier 1
Greater Flamingo Gymnogene
Lesser Flamingo Lanner Falcon
White Pelican 4 Peregrine Falcon
Whitebreasted Cormorant 6 Osprey
Reed Cormorant 5 Doves, Cuckoos and coucals
Cape Cormorant 16 Feral Pigeon Yes
Darter 58 Laughing Dove Yes
Grey Heron 2 Rock Pigeon
Blackheaded Heron 2 Rameron Pigeon
Purple Heron 1 Redeyed Dove
Little Egret 3 Cape Turtle Dove Yes
Yellow billed Egret Burchell's Coucal
African Spoonbill 1 Klaas's Cuckoo
Cattle Egret 1 Aerial feeders, Mousebirds & hole nesters
Night Heron 1 Black Swift
Little Bittern 1 Whitethroated Swallow Yes
Sacred Ibis 3 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis 4 Greaterstriped Swallow


Rock Martin
Ducks & Wading birds Brownthroated Martin Yes
Great crested Grebe 2 Black Sawwing Swallow
Dabchick 5 Whiterumped Swift
Egyptian Goose 61 Little Swift
Yellowbilled Duck 14 Alpine Swift Yes
Red-billed Teal 2 European Swallow Yes
Cape Teal 3 Whitebacked Mousebird Yes
Cape Shoveller 8 Redfaced Mousebird
Purple Gallinule 1 Giant Kingfisher
Moorhen 5 Malachite Kingfisher 3
Redknobbed Coot 54 Pied Kingfisher 9
Crowned Plover
Threebanded Plover 3 Insect eaters (1) larks to robins
Blacksmith Plover 10 Pied Crow 4
Greenshank 1 Whitenecked Raven
Southern Pochard Cape Bulbul Yes
Common Sandpiper Olive Thrush Yes
Spurwing Goose 13 Cape Robin Yes
Marsh Sandpiper

Cape Wagtail Yes
Avocet 1 Orange-throated Longclaw
Blackwinged Stilt 10 Bokmakierie Yes
Kittlitz's Plover Insect eaters (2) warblers to starlings
Curlew Sandpiper Cape Reed Warbler Yes
Mallard 4 African Sedge Warbler Yes
South African Shelduck African Marsh Warbler
Large terrestrial birds Grassbird Yes
Water Dikkop 3 Levailant's Cisticola  Yes
Spotted Dikkop 5 Spotted Prinia Yes
Cape Francolin 7 Fiscal Shrike Yes
Helmeted Guineafowl 16

Southern Boubou

Greywinged Francolin

European Starling

Nectar feeders

Redwing Starling

Malachite Sunbird


Orangebreasted Sunbird

Grassveld pipit 

Lesser Doublecollared Sunbird Yes Red-capped Lark
Cape white-eye Yes House Crow
Black Crow
Seedeaters Total Species 78
Cape Sparrow Yes
Cape Weaver Yes
Southern Masked Weaver Yes
Yellowrumped Widow Yes
Common Waxbill Yes
Pintailed Whydah
Cape Canary
Bully Canary

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