Close-up photo of the White-tailed Shrike

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Morning Walk - Avis Dam

The last morning walk and outing for 2017. Meet in the dam-wall car park at 07:00.

Directions: Follow Sam Nujoma Avenue (C28) east towards Hosea Kutako International Airport, turn left into Mac Kenzie Road, into Avis road and follow the road to the dam.

Remember: Entrance Avis Dam fee N$ 25.00

Enquiries: Gudrun 081 240 3635

South Road Trip - Atlassing Tour 2018

Year-end function at Otjompaue – Khomas Hochland

The Bird club invites you to take part in a fun day, with a bird event (bird mapping) in the morning on the Otjompaue farm owned by the Teubner family. Or you are welcome to just stay in the shade under the trees and enjoy the scenery.

For lunch we will treat you to „Kartoffelsalat und Wiener Würstchen“ and soft drinks as a thank you for your support of the Bird Club during the year. There will also be a lucky draw.

Please bring: something to nibble for the morning, drinks, your chair and picnic table, hat and a pair of binoculars, your family and „Gute Laune“ – be in a good mood!

Directions: Meet at 07:00 in the parking lot at Game from where we drive (30 min) towards the Khomas Hochland past Daan Viloen Park (C 28), turn right at farm Otjompaue and proceed to the farm yard.

Please confirm if you plan to attend by Thursday 23th November 2017 by contacting Gudrun Middendorff, so that the Namibia Bird Club committee can prepare an appropriate amount of food.

Morning Walk at Gammams Water Treatment Works

African Darters

The sight and sound of a Diederik Cuckoo confirmed that summer is here and migrants have/or are arriving. One of the highlights was the sighting of a number of African Darter chicks (see photo).

70 species of bird was seen/heard as listed in the file below:
Gammams Water Treatment Works Bird List

New Membership Fees

After 2 years of no increase in fees the Namibia Bird Club has decided to raise the membership fees of certain categories by N$20.00.

Below are the new membership fees for 2018:

Single membershipN$170.00
Family membership (husband, wife, children)N$220.00
Junior membership (all scholars and students)N$90.00
Pensioner (couple)N$120.00
Corporate membershipN$700.00

Avis Dam - Pectoral Sandpiper

A Pectoral Sandpiper was seen at Avis Dam on Saturday and Sunday

Pectoral Sandpiper

Day outing to Omeya Golf Estate

Report by Gertrud Piek

Our group of 15 set off at about 07h30 under a cloudy sky. Fortunately the cool weather persisted throughout our walk. Only after the walk, when we were relaxing with a drink in the restaurant did the wind become quite unpleasant with clouds of dust.
Apparently the migrants had not yet arrived at Omeya (eg. no European bee-eaters were seen, although we have seen them in Windhoek), but still we recorded 51 bird species.

Omeya Birdwatchers
Thank you very much to everybody who participated and a special thanks to Michael who offered to be the “scribe”. An outing at Omeya always is a pleasure.
Omeya Golf Estate Bird List

Morning Walk at Avis Dam

There were a number of surprises in terms of birds seen during the morning walk. A Black Crake was seen, the first time it has been recorded at Avis Dam, and two species of Ibis was present, namely 7 African Sacred Ibises and a single Glossy Ibis. The first of the annual summer migrants were seen, e.g. European Bee-eater.
64 species of bird was seen/heard as listed in the file below:
Avis Dam Bird List