The Walvis Bay wetlands form part of a Ramsar site and are one of Africa's most important coastal wetlands. A huge population of birds are attracted to these areas, counts in the winter time up to 70000 birds and rising to over 200000 in the summer months.
Summer time bird watchers are in for a treat with the arrival of 20 plus species of wading birds from the northern hemisphere. Huge flocks of Greater and Lesser Flamingo are also frequenting the tidal pools and mudflats. Large amounts of migrating birds also pass through on their migrating routes .
The Chestnut banded plover population constitutes to nearly 50% of the world population . Other species found are Necked Grebe ,Great white Pelican , Grey headed ,Kelp and Hartlaub's Gulls ,Caspian and Swift Terns etc .
The man made bird island to the north of Walvis Bay attracts Cormorants , White Pelicans , Gulls etc.
Sandwich Harbour and the beach area to the south of Walvis Bay offers excellent bird viewing but the amount of birds are less than in the wetlands .
The Namib- Naukluft park can also be a very rewarding birding site as over 200 species has been accounted for .
Etosha National Park offers a wide variety of birds and is one of the breeding sites of the Flamingo.
Waterberg Plateau Park also has over 200 species and has the only breeding colony of Cape Vulture in Namibia .
These are just a few of the possible areas to go birding, Namibia being a country of different landscapes attracts its unique species to each area
Northeastern Namibia is a birdwatchers paradise and really needs visiting on any tour of Namibia.