June 25, 2013

Raising young birders

BirdsConTour owner and birder Stefan Rust has begun a Young Birder club with the goal of teaching young children to become bird appreciators and conservators at […]
June 25, 2013

Etosha National Park – Birds of the plains

Text and photos by Pompie Burger Main photo: Lilac breasted roller. Photo ©Pompie Burger  The piano keys are black and white, but they sound like a million […]
June 25, 2013

Music in the world of birds

Text and photographs by Pompie Burger Main photo: Woodland kingfisher. Photo ©Pompie Burger    Music is not a commodity you just buy and sell. It is pure, […]
July 26, 2013

Caprivi birding – Garden birds in Katima Mulilo

 … where a vegetable patch is a definite no-no Text and photos by Pompie Burger – Main photo: Thick-billed weaver.  Imagine staying in a town halfway between […]
September 2, 2013

Birds of Namibia: Endemic bird species

Text and photographs Pompie Burger – Main photograph: Dune Lark, Calendulauda erythrochlamys “…en die groot en oop grasvlaktes Span dit toe met doringdraad En die olifant […]
October 1, 2013

Birding hotspot Namibia: Mahango

Text and photos by Pompie Burger You can easily fall into the trap of using over-used adjectives such as incredible, magical, ultimate, uncompromising et cetera for […]
November 11, 2013

Namibia Craft Centre: Birding & Travel

By Jana-Mari Smith Tucked into a corner at the Namibia Craft Centre is a stall where many of your wishes can be fulfilled. If it’s Namibian […]
April 10, 2015

NEW | Travel News Namibia Autumn 2015

THE NEW ISSUE OF TRAVEL NEWS NAMIBIA Travel News Namibia Autumn 2015 is hitting shelves (and the website) soon! Get excited about exploring Namibia with us! […]
September 2, 2015

Tangled up in green – Birding with Pompie

Pompie tells us all about the various green birds that can be found throughout Namibia
March 30, 2016

4 Non Blondes and The Carpenters – Birding with Pompie

The fact that only two percent of people have red hair is already an indication that in our avian population it might not be that common either. The fact that most of the redheads in Namibia are Woodpeckers and Barbets is no surprise.
September 5, 2016

Enchanting Chobe

giants, kings and skies on fire
March 28, 2018

Jackalberry Tented Camp

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July 13, 2018

Starlings not that Common

If there were a lion behind every second bush, or a leopard in every tree, would they be so special? Would photographers want to shoot them (to protect them), would photographers drive off-road or into a no-entry road to get a better angle on their million dollar picture? I have in fact seen people drive all over each other to get a closer look at a lion, to get to the front of the scene of the crime. Imagine, for a lion! Luckily no photographer will ever do that. The point I want to make about starlings is that they are too common. Most of the starlings have a metallic sheen flashing back when the sun touches their feathers, but unfortunately they are not so special because they are just too common. This might be where this terrible word is coming from: ‘common’, like too many seen too often. Possibly it is also because they are robust and gregarious. Let’s rather call them plebeian.
July 30, 2018

Launch of Boat Cruise at NWR’s Hardap Dam Resort

The recent addition of a 45-seater boat at NWR's Hardap Dam resort is a step towards increased interest in the park as well as an uptake in visitor numbers. NWR invested close to N$1 million in the boat.
November 29, 2018

The Ultimate Namibian Bucket-list

All over the world visitors are attracted to the obvious must-sees. To those images which catch the eye on a TV screen, in a travel magazine or on a billboard. Images are the most powerful tool in tourism and luckily, Namibia is one of the most photogenic destinations. There are so many places in our country begging one to come closer, look deeper and become part of the picture.
April 24, 2019

Balanced Birders

August 27, 2019

How to Start Birding

If this story will not motivate you to start birding you can just as well die and never be able to enjoy life to its fullest. If you are an anti-social animal, birding is for you. If you are a party animal and crowd pleaser you will even like it that much more, entertaining your guest with another wonderful sighting of your first 50 birds (mossies?).
September 5, 2019

Getting to grips with LBJs

To explain something that you yourself do not understand can be extremely heart-warming. It can become so warm that even cold hard facts cannot put the matter to rest. I have been trying to sort out larks, as in identify, classify and file in the correct folder, for many years.
November 28, 2019

First Substantiated recording of Ross’s Turaco in Namibia

A few international birding enthusiasts were rewarded with a unique and extremely rare sighting of Ross’s Turaco 35 kilometres west of Rundu.
January 8, 2020

Riverboat Birding

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