Birdwatching in Namibia
Namibia is a paradise for birding enthusiasts. With habitats ranging from the dunes of the Namib, coastal wetlands and vast areas of savannah to the floodplains and waterways of Kavango and Caprivi, Namibia's birding checklist boasts 676 of Southern Africa's 887 species.
We have given some brief information on birding in Namibia below but should you require more details then please feel free to contact us.
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Where to Find Namibian Birdlife
In the lush Caprivi Strip, you'll find exotic lilac-breast rollers, pygmy geese and African Jacanas. The pans of the Etosha National Park are a seasonal breeding ground for flamingos and home to 35 different species of raptors, including the lappet faced and hooded vultures.
Throughout desert regions, you'll see huge nests in trees and on top of telephone poles, these are the communal homes of the sociable weavers. Some of these homes have been recorded as being in continual use for up to 100 years.
Lastly, the Walvis Bay wetlands and Sandwich Harbour lagoons are RAMSAR sites, wetlands of international importance, that provide dry season refuge for many species, including much of Southern Africa's population of flamingos and the rare chestnut banded plover. Namibia's coastline also provides vital breeding grounds for the rare Damara tern.
This link provides a checklist of all birds recorded in Namibia.
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