Birding

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...

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...

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