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.
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.
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.
The Namibia Bird Club would like to thank all the people who gave up their time to participate in this year's Winter Inland Wetland Count.
Below are the wetland count lists of the various dams visited on Saturday and Sunday.
Avis Dam Daan Viljoen Gammams Water Treatment Works Goreangab Dam Hoffnung Dam Monte Christo
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
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