Birding

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...

Chobe River Camp, the bird nursery

Chobe Oxpecker
Researcher Sinvula Michael Lukubwe is excited: Yellow-billed Oxpeckers, usually very shy birds, have chosen a hollow wooden pole in the fencing around the boma...

Spring has brought the first feathered migrants

Zambezi Birds
This year (2019) the first Carmine Bee-eaters already appeared on August 1st at the breeding colony between Zambezi Mubala Lodge and Zambezi Mubala Camp....

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...

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