Close-up photo of the White-tailed Shrike

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Celebrating International Vulture Awareness Day

International Vulture Awareness Day
Vulture Dinner

Morning Walk at Avis Dam

Meet at the dam wall car park at 07:30

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

Non-members, students and children are welcome. Children are required to be accompanied by an adult.

Educating the Young

Photographs above are of a DHPS School group outing to Gammams Water Care Works on the 4th and 9th August as part of their environmental study on water and water birds. Two classes of nine year olds accompanied by their teachers took to the ponds and with the guidance of Gudrun Middendorff and Neil Thomson of the Namibia Bird Club identified cormorants, moorhens, coots, herons, geese, ducks and many more. The bird club helped with binoculars and awarded each class with a set of bird posters.

Weekend at Wilderness Camp B2Gold

The 13 members attending the weekend were treated to having all their meals provided and cooked for them. Provided accommodation was large two-man tents which contained stretchers. In total 3 pentads were atlassed on the B2Gold property.

Outing Attendees
Group Photo

Below are some images of the camp and surroundings.

The 74 species of bird which were seen/heard are listed in the file below:
B2Gold Bird List

Morning Walk at Gammams Water Treatment Works

Sacred Ibis and Reed Cormorant
Sacred Ibises and Reed Cormorant

The morning walk at the Gammams Water Treatment Works was a combination of a winter wetland count as well as the usual bird atlassing.

Thank you once again to all the participants who gave up their time over Saturday and Sunday to partake in the count.

Day Outing to Farm Finkenstein

It was a windy and cold morning for the 9 people that went on the day outing to Farm Finkenstein. The farm dams had very low water levels and were only attended by Egyptian Geese and Blacksmith Lapwings.

In all only 49 species of bird was seen/heard which are listed in the file below:
Finkenstein Bird List

Morning Walk at Avis Dam

Fortunately the small amount of water that had accumulated in the dam during the rainy season was still present and the fair number of ducks and other wetland birds present contributed greatly to the total of 74 species of bird seen and heard during the morning walk. The leucistic Red-knobbed Coot that was seen during the walk in April was not present. Some nice sightings for the morning included a Black-headed Heron, and African Spoonbill. Surprisingly some White-rumped Swifts and Greater-striped Swallows were still present.

The bird species seen/heard are listed in the file below:
Avis Dam Bird List