Birding

Report on wetland bird counts and bird mapping at Gondwana lodges...

Wetland bird count
After a very successful series of summer counts at the four Gondwana lodges in February it was time to repeat the exercise, this time...

680 bird species in Namibia

680 bird species in Namibia
According to the latest statistics no less than 680 different bird species are found in Namibia. Four of them – the House Sparrow (Passer...

The story of 5H63061

The pearl-spotted owlet
In the middle of May Windhoek resident Nadja Visagie called to tell me that her father-in-law had brought an injured pearl-spotted owlet (Glaucidium perlatum)...

The omnivorous Marabou Stork: old man in a tailcoat

Marabou
Many people perceive the Marabou Stork as ugly or describe it as an old man wearing a tailcoat. Some call it the “undertaker bird”....

A false entrance to the Cape penduline tit’s nest

The Cape penduline tit’s nest
Heavy gusts of wind are relentlessly battering the landscape. Trees and shrubs are blown back and forth for hours. Masses of camel thorn and...

Birding guidelines for beginners

Birding Guide
Watching and studying birds in nature is enlightening and refreshes the soul, especially for those that are enthusiastic about bird watching. The most important...

The African Openbill

The African Openbill
The Openbill, a species of stork almost sixty centimetres tall, delicately wades through the shallow water. Again and again it dips its head below...

Chobe River Camp

Birding Destinations Chobe River Camp
The passion for birding can take you to beautiful destinations, like the Chobe River Camp. This camp is referred to as a place to...

Photgraphy equipment