Meeting point: We meet 7h00 outside the Metro building on the corner of Frank Frederick and Chasie Street.
Directions: Drive from Windhoek about 35 km on the tar road B 1 in the direction of Rehoboth and find the Omeya Golf Estate on your right. Please wait at the gate – we have to sign in and will be accompanied by Armin Junkuhn, resident of Omeya to the clubhouse. After the walk we will be able to have our picnic/braai at Armin’s house. There is an outside braai and a swimming pool for us to use.
Take along your hat, pair of binoculars, bird book, chair and picnic basket.
Thank you very much to everybody who supported the Namibia Bird Club by buying a cup of coffee, cooldrink, Brötchen, cake.
Thank you very much to all those members that helped spread Brötchen, serving coffee and manning the Namibia Bird Club's stand.
Bat Hawks in Windhoek
Two Bat Hawks have been seen since 11 September 2017 in Klein Windhoek at the junction between Nelson Mandela Drive and Von Eckenbrecher Street on the western side of the river in the big gum trees. These are uncommon birds especially for Windhoek. The birds have been very accommodating allowing a number of birders to view and photograph them.
This Vulture L366 was ringed and tagged by Holger Kolberg on 3 October 2012 north of Elim dune in the Namib-Naukluft Park.
What is a tagged Vulture?
As can be seen in the photograph above a tagged Vulture is any vulture with a yellow numbered tag attached to one of its wings.
What to do do when sighting a tagged Vulture?
Try and read the number on the yellow tag. Use binoculars, a scope or even take a photograph of the vulture and zoom in on the tag. Record the location of sighting (ideally a GPS coordinate). Record the date when the tagged vulture was seen. Send an email with the yellow tag number, sighting location, and date of the sighting to: Holger Kolberg.
Help Wanted: Biomarket
Club members to assist in running the coffee shop at the Biomarket on 23 September 2017.
We are looking for volunteers to help in preparing Brötchen, serving customers etc.
Please contact Gudrun @ 081 240 3635 if you are interested in assisting your club in this fundraising event.
Morning Walk at Gammams Water Treatment Works
Again not many waterbirds in terms of the number of ducks present. No pelicans. However the 10 participants did manage to see/hear 67 species of bird as listed in the file below.
Gammams Water Treatment Works Bird List
Celebrating International Vulture Awareness Day
Thank you to everybody that attended the dinner or gave other forms of donations.
Day Outing to Finkenstein Estate
This outing is restricted to 15 participants, please contact Gudrun Middendorff if you wish to attend!
Meeting point: At Finkenstein Estate entrance gate! Directions: Follow the B6 east towards the International Airport till the turnoff to Finkenstein Estate, turn right and wait at the gate to be let in. Be careful at the turnoff!! Remember: Take along your hat, pair of binoculars, bird book, chair and picnic basket.
The Namibia Bird Club's 2018 Calendar is now available.
For non-members the price is N$100.00 per calendar.
For members of the Namibia Bird Club the price is N$80.00 per calendar.
Calendars can be obtained from Gudrun Middendorff, various bookshops and the Namibia Scientific Society.
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.