Birding

Research on Carmine Bee-eaters

Carmines
Mark Boorman from Swakopmund and I ringed a total of 530 Carmine Bee-eaters of the breeding colony between Zambezi Mubala Camp (previously Island View...

Flying underwater

Flyer underwater
The brownish-black and white plumage typical of the juvenile birds was already there, but the young Pied Avocet, which was foraging on the water's...

A boat trip from Namushasha River Lodge on the Kwando in...

Birds and Mammals
The clamour of Smith’s bush squirrels, which measure 35 cm with tail, makes some visitors look to the treetops as soon as they arrive...

Dropping water levels support breeding

African Skimmers
When the mighty Zambezi River overflows its banks, additional habitats with an abundant food supply are created for many bird species. Young fish thrive...

A boat trip on the mighty Zambezi in winter

Birds, crocodiles and fish
Even though it is a very cold morning by Zambezi standards, scores of birds are out and about at a tributary, on a large...

Birds and zebras

birds and zebras
A boat trip on the Chobe River on a winter morning In the vicinity of the Chobe River Camp the reeds and papyrus as well...

Birds and reptiles

Birds and reptiles
Boat trip on the Okavango in winter Most of the migratory birds move off to the north well before the start of the southern winter...

Report on wetland bird counts and bird mapping at Gondwana lodges...

Wetland bird count
After a very successful series of summer counts at the four Gondwana lodges in February it was time to repeat the exercise, this time...

680 bird species in Namibia

680 bird species in Namibia
According to the latest statistics no less than 680 different bird species are found in Namibia. Four of them – the House Sparrow (Passer...

The story of 5H63061

The pearl-spotted owlet
In the middle of May Windhoek resident Nadja Visagie called to tell me that her father-in-law had brought an injured pearl-spotted owlet (Glaucidium perlatum)...

Photgraphy equipment