Welcome to Birdwatching in Namibia


Birdwatching in Namibia

Namibia is home to well over 650 bird species, making it a rich birding region. The parts of Namibia with fewer birds are certainly no waste to birders...indeed it is in these drier regions where the majority of Namibia's specials are found. These include the endemic Dune Lark and numerous other near endemics and other dry region specials.

Namibia has a diverse and very interesting range of habitats. The landscape is, after all, the countries biggest tourism drawcard. In the Caprivi region various types of woodland and even patches of riverine forest contrast dramatically with the very dry Namib Desert. Between the extremes there are various types of dry woodland and thornveld (Acacia thicket Savannas,) and of course, a good chunk of the Kalahari.

This website offers you a wealth of information. We provide a full, printable birdlist of Namibia and lots of information about the specials. We provide information on rare bird sightings, specials, and on organizations working with birds in this country.

All this information is provided by SafariWise, the top home grown Namibia bird tour operator. For those interested in visiting Namibia as a birding holiday, our tours are suited specifically to you. We provide some information about how you too can visit Namibia with us and enjoy wonderful birding experiences with those who know it best.

Latest Birds Added

Cape Sparrow

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Identification: Length 14-16 cm, mass 20-38 g. Adult male: Head black with broad white semicircles from behind eyes to side ... Read more

Little Bee-Eater

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Identification: 16 cm Green upper parts Yellow throat Black gorget Brown upper breast fading towards ochre on the belly Wings ... Read more

Saddle-Billed Stork

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Identification: 150 cm high. The male is larger and heavier than the female Iridescent black head, neck, back, wings, and ... Read more