Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve 

September 2007 Bird Count 


photograph by Cassy Sheasby

Juvenile Blacksmith Lapwing

 

Species

Presence

Species

Presence

GREBES

COUCALS
Great Crested Grebe

5

Burchell's Coucal

Dabchick 5 SWIFTS 
PELICANS Black Swift P
White Pelican 2 Whiterumped Swift
CORMORANTS Little Swift
Whitebreasted Cormorant 39 Alpine Swift P
Cape Cormorant MOUSEBIRDS
Reed Cormorant 22 Whitebacked Mousebird P
DARTERS KINGFISHERS
Darter  28 Pied Kingfisher 14
HERONS, EGRETS AND BITTERNS Giant Kingfisher
Grey Heron Malachite Kingfisher 2
Blackheaded Heron 2 BARBETS
Purple Heron 1 Acacia Pied Barbet
Blackcrowned Night Heron 2 LARKS AND FINCHLARKS 
Little Egret 8 Redcapped Lark P
Yellow billed Egret SWALLOWS AND MARTINS 
Cattle Egret European Swallow 
Little Bittern Whitethroated Swallow P
IBIS AND SPOONBILLS Greater Striped Swallow
Sacred Ibis 5 Pearlbreasted Swallow
Glossy Ibis Black Sawwing
Hadeda Ibis 4 Rock Martin P
African Spoonbill Brownthroated Martin P
FLAMINGOES CROWS AND RAVENS
Greater Flamingo Pied Crow 3
Lesser Flamingo Whitenecked Raven 1
DUCKS AND GEESE

BULBULS 
Whitefaced Duck Cape Bulbul P
Fulvous Duck THRUSHES, CHATS, ALETHES, ROBINS AND ROCKJUMPERS
Egyptian Goose 134 Olive Thrush
Yellowbilled Duck 15 Cape Robin Chat P
Red-billed Teal Karoo Robin 1
Cape Teal 5 TITBABBLERS, WARBLERS, APALISES, CROMBECS, CISTICOLAS AND PRINIAS
Cape Shoveller 3 Cape Reed Warbler P
Southern Pochard African Sedge Warbler P
Spurwinged Goose Grassbird
KITES Levaillant's Cisticola P
Black Shouldered Kite 1 Spotted Prinia P
Yellowbilled Kite WAGTAILS, PIPITS AND LONGCLAWS
EAGLES Cape Wagtail
African Fish Eagle 4 Grassveld Pipit
BUZZARDS Orangethroated Longclaw P
Steppe Buzzard SHRIKES
GOSHAWKS AND SPARROWHAWKS Fiscal Shrike P
Redbreasted Sparrowhawk Southern Boubou
Black Sparrowhawk

Bokmakierie P
African Goshawk STARLINGS
HARRIERS European Starling P
African Marsh Harrier 2 Redwing Starling P
FALCONS AND KESTRELS SUGARBIRDS AND SUNBIRDS
Peregrine Falcon Malachite Sunbird
Lanner Falcon Lesser Double collared Sunbird P
Rock Kestrel WHITE EYES
FRANCOLIN AND QUAIL Cape White Eye P
Cape Francolin 16 SPARROWS, WEAVERS, BISHOPS AND WIDOWS
GUINEAFOWL House Sparrow
Helmeted Guineafowl 4 Cape Sparrow P
RAIL, CRAKES, FLUFFTAILS, GALLINULES, MOORHENS AND COOTS  Cape Weaver P
African Purple Swamp hen Southern Masked Weaver P
Moorhen 4 Red Bishop
Redknobbed Coot 44 Yellowrumped Widow P
PLOVERS WAXBILLS 
Threebanded Plover 3 Common Waxbill P
Blacksmith Lapwing 24 Pintailed Whydah P
Ringed Plover  CANARIES, SISKINS, FINCHES AND BUNTINGS 
Crowned Plover Cape Canary P
SNIPES, GODWITS, SANDPIPERS, STINTS, CURLEWS AND PHALAROPES Bully Canary
Common Sandpiper OTHER
Marsh Sandpiper Mallard/Dutch Quacker 14
Greenshank  1 Common Peacock 2
AVOCETS AND STILTS

total species 

70
Blackwinged Stilt
Pied Avocet 2
DIKKOPS
Spotted Thickknees 2
Water Thickknees 
SKUAS, GULLS AND TERNS
Kelp Gull 12
Greyheaded Gull
Hartlaubs Gull 116
Caspian Tern 5
Common Tern 2
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Feral Pigeon P
Rock Pigeon
Redeyed Dove P
Cape Turtle Dove P
Laughing Dove P
CUCKOOS
Klaas's Cuckoo
Diederik Cuckoo 

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