The first morning walk of the year was well attended with 18 participants. There were a large number of White-winged Terns present
after an absence of at least 3 years. Two African Openbill Storks also graced us with their presence.
Everybody was expecting it to be a dull morning walk with only a few birds to be seen what with the heat and lack of water.
However it turned out quite the opposite with 4 species of Cuckoo seen including Klaas's Cuckoo which were lifers for most of the 9 members attending the walk.
There was no sign of the Spotted Eagle-Owl or its fledglings that were seen there about two weeks earlier.
The Bird club invites you to take part in a fun day (Year-end function), with a bird event (bird mapping) in the morning on the Monte Christo farm which is known to host a big variety of waterbirds and some rare visitors. Or you are welcome to just stay 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 picknick table, hat and a pair of binoculars, your family and „Gute Laune“ – be in a good mood!
Please confirm with Gudrun Middendorff: email@example.com if you plan to attend by Wednesday 23th November 2016, so we can prepare an appropriate amount of food.
The Namibia Bird Club will be placing an order and we have a lift from South Africa (arriving here after Christmas).
We would like to invite you to place your order by emailing Gudrun Middendorff: firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 December 2016.
Book cover images displayed with permission.
N$ 480.00 (maximum)
N$ 480.00 (maximum)
LBJ and Wader Book
N$ 840.00 (maximum)
The more books are ordered the less one pays.
The African Bird Name Group
The goal of the African Bird Name Group (ABNG) is to ensure that each bird species in Southern Africa has a unique name in all the languages of the region.
To do this the ABNG will bring together and facilitate people doing research on bird names or help people to start with it. The idea is to encourage and help researchers publish books or articles on their research.
If anybody with a knowledge of bird names in any of the languages of Namibia would like to help us, they can contact me at email@example.com. We are looking especially for someone who can speak either Khoekhoegowab, Otjiherero or Oshiwambo.
Morning Walk at Gammams Water Treatment Works
The highlight of the morning walk for the 11 participants must be the sighting once again of African Openbills.