Birding

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...

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...

Photgraphy equipment