Birdwatching in Namibia

SAFARIWISE Birdwatching in 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. SAFARIWISE Birdwatching in 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.

SAFARIWISE Birdwatching in Namibia Bird Post

Black-Collared Barbet

Identification: 20 cm. Red head, red throat, black bill, black legs, brown back, red eyes. Habitat: Woodlands, gardens. Behaviour: Often in urban areas where...

White-Browed Robin-Chat

Identification: A large robin chat with a prominent white supercilium, black crown and bright orange underparts. Habitat: Mostly in evergreen thickets adjacent to river courses, parks and gardens.

Saddle-Billed Stork

Identification: 150 cm high. The male is larger and heavier than the femaleIridescent black head, neck, back, wings, and tailWhite body and primariesRed billVery largeBlack bandYellow frontal shield (the “saddle”)Black legs and feetPink "knees"Sexes...

Little Bee-Eater

Identification: 16 cmGreen upper partsYellow throatBlack gorgetBrown upper breast fading towards ochre on the bellyWings are green and brownBlack beakSexes are alike Habitat: Open country with scattered trees and bushes.
Dear Crane Friends Hope this finds you well! This issue brings you another update of crane news in Namibia. Apologies for the rather lengthy issue; a large number of crane sightings has built up since the last newsletter. The newsletter has...
Dear Crane Friends Hope this finds you well! This issue brings you another update of crane news in Namibia. The results for our latest wet-season count have given us a total of 16 Blue Cranes + 2 large chicks, which...