News – Birding

July 17, 2012

Bird’s-eye view – Marabou stork

Marabou stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus Roberts’ No 89 By Pompie Burger Unpleasant both in looks and habits, I would say. Indeed, one can state categorically that the Marabou […]
July 15, 2012

Pelicans – What a wonderful bird is the…

By Hu Berry Conservation science requires that quantitative data are provided to validate a statement. Consequently, when I enlarged the digital image of the ring on […]
July 13, 2012

Damara Tern – Namibia’s desert-breeding seabird

By Justine Braby, Animal Demography Unit, University of Cape Town The Damara Tern is a curious little creature. It breeds in one of the harshest places […]
July 12, 2012

Namibia Crane Working Group – Where do the Blue Cranes go?

By Dr Ann Scott, Mike Scott and Dr Conrad Brain, Namibia Crane Working Group We are flying high over a hot, white landscape north of the Etosha […]
July 12, 2012

Flamingos in Africa: Flying into a fragile future

By Hu Berry As they lance the sky with crimson wings, flamingos follow ancient routes across Africa. Migration in tune with the rains is cardinal for […]
July 12, 2012

Birds of Prey Working Group: Birds with no boundaries

By Peter Bridgeford, Co-ordinator, Vultures Namibia To a vulture riding on the wind, soaring on motionless wings through the azure African sky, international boundaries are of […]
July 12, 2012

Action plan for Namibia’s Cranes: Charismatic, elusive, and on the decline

By Mike and Ann Scott, Namibia Crane Working Group They’re large, elegant and striking. Graceful flyers, they seal a lifelong pair bond with an elaborate, jazzy […]
July 6, 2012

Birders in Namibia: We twitch and tick and pursue

By Peter Bridgeford In some circles we birders have a bad reputation. We twitch, we tick and we tirelessly pursue sightings of rare birds in odd […]
July 5, 2012

The elusive Nama Padloper

By Peter Cunningham The endemic Nama Padloper (Homopus bergeri) is a small tortoise with a reddish-brown carapace that is flattened and flexible. This structural design assists […]
July 3, 2012

Damara tern breeding area now secure

The threatened breeding areas of the Damara tern, Sterna balaenarum, on the coastal dune belt between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay have been a conservation concern for […]

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