Birding

The largest, the smallest and the most threatened herons of Namibia

Heron
The big bird stands in the shallows motionless. It intently watches the water at its feet and waits patiently. Then, within a split-second, the...

Bird Flu under Control, but Namibia’s Penguins are still threatened

Bird Flu
The avian influenza A(H5N8) virus, which has claimed numerous victims among the African Penguin colony on Halifax Island near Lüderitzbucht since the beginning of...

Birds at the Chobe River: from Tits to Hornbills

Chobe Birds
Migratory birds spend the Namibian winter months in the northern hemisphere, but nevertheless numerous species of birds can be watched at the Chobe River...

Checking out the Oxpecker

Oxpecker
Anyone who has visited the north-western and north-eastern parts of the country will have noticed the brown-grey birds with the red or yellow-red beaks...

Setback for Namibia’s penguins

Penguins
On 13 February this year (2019) it became official: Namibia’s African penguins on Halifax Island off Lüderitz are dying from the dreaded influenza A...

Namibia’s best-known wake-up call in the bush

Frankoline
If they don’t hear the loud cackling of a Red-billed Francolin in the morning, many nature lovers feel that something is missing. Newcomers to...

Blue Cranes still threatened and largely unresearched

Blue Cranes
The rainy season should have started already, but by early December there had been sporadic showers only, with no further downpours to sprout fresh...

Scores of feathered visitors at Namibia’s coast

Birds at the coast
Starting in September, countless visitors from the northern hemisphere arrive at the Namibian coast each year. Some of them cover more than 10,000 kilometres...

When nature goes haywire

Bird Beaks
Caged birds, such as budgerigars, are often given cuttlebone (the internal buoyant shell found in cuttlefish) for grooming their beaks. By using these ‘whetstones’,...

Small birds of prey in Namibia’s cities

Small birds of prey
Especially in drought years, many species of birds still find food in towns and settlements. The green oases provide shelter, food and water. Countless...

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