Birding

White Common Moorhen in Walvis Bay

Hennie van der Merwe was rather surprised when he recently observed a white Common Moorhen at the wetlands that form the Bird Paradise in...

Blacksmith Lapwing

Blacksmith Lapwing
The Blacksmith Lapwing owes its name to the call it makes which sounds similar to a blacksmith shaping a glowing piece of metal on...

European Roller

European Roller
It took Farmer Volker Dickhoff by surprise, when together with one of his employees; he was able to catch a European Roller on his...

Nocturnal boat trip to see Fishing Owl, Night Heron and company

Owl Fishing
It is an exceptional experience to see Namibia's largest owl – the Fishing Owl, also known as Pel's Fishing Owl. This shy and endangered...

Fluffy little balls hovering above fresh green

Less than a metre from the bottom of dried-up Avis Dam on the outskirts of Windhoek, chirping little red and black balls of fluff...

Drought affects return of the Blue Cranes

Blue Crane
The only green seen in Etosha National Park in northern Namibia is that of the mopane trees at present (end of November 2019). Not...

Aerobatics, clownery and an amazing family tree

Gaukler
The Bateleur Eagle is probably the most colourful raptor in Namibia. Unfortunately, like everywhere in Africa, its numbers have dropped sharply – according to...

Africa’s largest and rarest crane

Wattled Crane
Wattled Cranes are not often seen and they are not easy to spot. They are found on the vast flood plains of the Okavango...

A small bird as a symbol of love and forgiveness

Cape Sparrow
He is nimble, clever, cheeky. A feisty little guy who nevertheless tries to keep safe as far as possible. Not much attention is paid...

Chobe candle-pod acacia in bloom and Greater Honeyguide

Hakusembe Birds
At Hakusembe River Lodge west of Rundu the creamy-yellow catkins of the Chobe candle-pod acacia (Acacia hebeclada subsp. Chobiensis) attract Grey Louries to the...

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