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Following the Flight of the Birds

Namibia is home to well over 650 bird species, making it a rich birding region with our diverse range of habitats. Our birds are a draw card to many tourists from all over the globe, but how much do we know about these fascinating, feathered creatures and the critical role they play in our ecosystem.



With the many birds you will find in Namibia, becoming knowledgeable about birds will provide you with hours of entertainment in nature and our beautiful Namibia.

Birds are a fascinating part of our ecosystem that not only provide a service but also can provide hours of nature time and enjoyment for those who follow the flight of our feathered friends. That flight path is also a wealth of information for the study of weather patterns and pressure systems in our atmosphere.

To find out more about what role birds play in the ecosystem as well as how we could get more involved in bird watching and why this is an activity for all, is what the Namibia Bird Club has come to share with us.

gudrunIn this episode of 99FM’s MYD Earth, Gudrun Middendorff, the Chairperson of the Namibia Bird Club, has joined us to inspire us and enlighten us about birds.

Here are some of the areas covered in this episode of MYD Earth :

  • What makes birds in Namibia unique and what special species to look out for
  • What role birds play in an ecosystem
  • Why should Namibians take up an interest in birding
  • Where to spot the best birds in Namibia

Take a listen to the MYD Earth show with Gudrun Middendorff, here :


Get in touch with the Namibia Bird Club by clicking here

The Namibia Bird Club will be hosting a Sunday outing on the 25th September outside of Windhoek. The event will be to ring vulture and will also be an educational event about Namibian vultures.

For more information, contact the Namibia Bird Club on namib.bird@gmail.com

For assistance when you find an injured or orphaned bird, the Namibia Bird Club has a list of who to contact on their website.