News – Birding

June 12, 2013

By word of mouth – Birds of Namibia

Text and photographs Pompie Burger Main photograph: Giant Eagle Owls use their bills to regurgitate indigestable food pellets. Photo ©Pompie Burger Eating, drinking, backbiting, fighting and shouting […]
May 24, 2013

A blush of colour at the Walvis Bay lagoon – more about the Flamingo

Compiled by Jana-Mari Smith Photographs Carmen Begley© At the end of March 2013 a Venture Publications colleague, a keen photographer in her spare time, captured thrilling […]
May 23, 2013

Snap! … new bird species found in Namibia – Wing-snapping Cisticola

Namibia has just become home to a species of bird that has previously only been known to be distributed in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Expert birder […]
May 20, 2013

Birding Hotspots in Namibia: Epupa Falls

Text and photos by Pompie Burger Driving up to Epupa means different things to different people. For the 4×4 fanatic it means they can ‘do’ Van […]
February 25, 2013

Landmark Flamingo tracking project underway in Namibia

Three flamingos (codenamed NFX, NFF and NFZ) were successfully fitted with sophisticated GPS satellite tracking devices at Mile 4 Saltworks, Swakopmund over the past month. This […]
February 19, 2013

Walvis Bay Bird Count February 2013

Peter Bridgeford of the Coastal and Environmental Trust of Namibia (CETN) reports: The annual summer bird count at one of Namibia’s most important wetlands in February, the […]
December 5, 2012

Winter birding in Namibia

by Ron Swilling Time for the endemics When the storms of summer are but a sweet memory, the Namibian winter offers new and different opportunities and […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Marico sunbird

By Pompie Burger Marico Sunbird, Cinnyris mariquensis Roberts No 779 Looking at the names of the various sunbirds occurring in Africa, such as the Splendid, Superb, Beautiful […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Hamerkop

By Pompie Burger Hamerkop, Scopus umbretta Roberts’ No 81 The Hamerkop is classified between herons and storks, having features of both – ample justification for being regarded […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Redbilled quelea

By Pompie Burger Redbilled quelea, Quelea quelea Roberts’ 821 Impressive, not only in numbers, but also in many other ways, is the Redbilled quelea, so much so […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Rüppell’s Korhaan

By Pompie Burger Rüppell’s Korhaan, Eupodotis rueppellii Roberts No 236 Rüppell’s Korhaan is one of Namibia’s 13 endemic birds found in the so-called endemic zone in western […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Black-faced Babbler

By Pompie Burger Black-faced Babbler – Turdoides melanops Roberts No 131 These birds are one of Roy’s Camp’s claims to fame. There are quite a few others, […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – water thick-knee

By Pompie Burger  Water Thick-knee, Burhinus vermiculatus Roberts No 330 The water thick-knee is one of my favourite birds to photograph because of its huge eyes, and, […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Meyer’s Parrot

By Pompie Burger  Meyer’s Parrot, Poicephalus meyeri Roberts No 364 The Meyer’s parrot is one of three parrots occurring in Namibia and is probably the most common […]
December 5, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Black Heron

By Pompie Burger Black Heron, Egretta ardesiaca Roberts No 69 After 20-odd years of bird watching and photography, I still consider myself a novice in both departments, […]

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