Birding Watching at Namibgrens

Birding can be a very soothing and joy filled adventure. Hearing the beautiful songs and watching the various activities of these winged creatures can make you forget all your problems while in the field. Unless you live in an area that has all the species of birds, you will eventually have to travel around to find suitable places to find new bird species. State parks, coastal canters or beeches, even private lands can rack up many species for the ambitious birder.

Namibgrens is a great place to visit if you are interested in bird watching. We offer a variety of accommodation to suit your needs. If you are looking for a place in Namibia to spend a few days looking for different bird species we are more than happy to have you here.

Birds that have been spotted on our farm

Bird Watching Ethics

There are certain written and unwritten rules that birders need to abide by while out there and here are a few of them:

  1. Never disturb a nesting bird.
  2. Respect the rights of the private landowner
  3. Whatever you bring into the area you are birding, make sure that it comes back out with you. Sandwich wrappers, cigarette butts, beverage containers, etc., will not only make the area look nasty, it is a direct hit on an already frail environment.
  4. Leave closed gates closed and open gates open.
  5. Prevent veld fires at all times.
  6. Before you go out birding try to let a friend or family member know where you will be. You might be in a fairly popular birding spot but may still be alone. It’s nice to know that someone is aware, just in case.
  7. The hotter weather is upon us and there’s nothing worse than going out birding and getting burnt in our hot sun. Make sure you have a hat and good sun protection.
  8. Make sure that all your birding equipment is in working order.
  9. Be aware of your surroundings and enjoy nature to its full.
  10. This is a great hobby that allows children to participate. So, if you have children or grand kids, take them with you on occasion. Remember, the future of our environment and the survival of our precious wildlife species is going to be up to them.
  11. Always have more than enough water available.
  12. Please report all new sightings to the office.
  13. By all means, have fun out there.
Bird List
7 Black – necked Grebe
8 Little Grebe
49 Great White Pelican
55 White-breasted Cormorant
58 Reed Cormorant
60 African Darter
61 Greater Frigatbird
62 Grey Heron
63 Black-headed Heron
66 Great Egret
71 Cattle Egret
74 Green-backed Heron
78 Little Bittern
81 Hamerkop
84 Black Stork
89 Marabou Stork
95 African Spoonbill
97 Lesser Flamingo
102 Egyptian Goose
103 South African Shelduck
106 Cape Teal
108 Red-billed Teal
112 Cape Shoveler
117 Maccoa Duck
118 Secretarybird
122 Cape Vulture
123 White-backed Vulture
124 Lapped-faced Vulture
126b Yellow-billed Kite
127 Black-shoulderd Kite
131 Verreaux`s Eagle
132 Tawny Eagle
136 Booted Eagle
137 African Hawk-Eagle
140 Martial Eagle
149 Steppe Buzzard
152 Jackal Buzzard
153 Augur Buzzard
157 Little Sparowhawk
159 Shikra
161 Gabar Goshawk
162 South. Pale Chanting Goshawk
171 Peregrine Falcon
172 Lanner Falcon
181 Rock Kestrel
182 Greater Kestrel
186 Pigmy Falcon
193 Orange River Francolin
194 Red-billed Francolin
197 Hartlaub`s Francoline
200 Common Quail
204 Crested Guineafowl
208 Blue Crane
213 Black Crake
226 Common Moorhen
228 Red-knobbed Coot
230 Kori Bustard
232 Ludwig`s Bustard
236 Ruppel`s Korhaan
239b Northeren Black Korhaan
240 African Jacana
248 Kittlitz`s Plover
249 Three-banded Plover
255 Crowned Lapwing
258 Blacksmith Lapwing
264 Common Sandpiper
266 Wood Sandpiper
269 Marsh Sandpiper
270 Common Greenshank
272 Curlew Sandpiper
274 Little Stint
284 Ruff
294 Pied Avocet
295 Black-winged Stilt
297 Spotted Thick-knee
299 Burchell`s Courser
300 Temminck`s Courser
301 Double-banded Courser
339 White-winged Tern
344 Namaqua Sandgrouse
349 Speckled Pigeon
354 Cape Turtle-Dove
355 Laughing Dove
356 Namaqua Dove
367 Rosy-faced Lovebird
373 Grey Go-away-bird
386 Diderick Cuckoo
401 Spotted Eagle-Owl
405 Fiery-necked Nightjar
413 Bradfield`s Swift
415 White-rumped Swift
417 Little Swift
425 White-backed Mousebird
426 Red-faced Mousebird
445 Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
447 Lilac-breasted Roller
451 African Hoopoe
454 Common Scimitarbill
465  Acasia Pied Barbet
476 Lesser Honeyguide
486 Cardinal Woodpecker
Eastern Clapper Lark
497 Fawn-coloured Lark
498 Sabota Lark
Bradfield`s Lark
506 Spike-heeled Lark
511 Stark`s Lark
516 Grey-backed Sparrowlark
523 Pearl-breasted Swallow
526 Greater Striped Swallow
529 Rock Martin
541 Fork-tailed Drongo
543 Eurasian Golden Oriole
552 Ashy Tit
557 Cape Penduline Tit
567 African Red-eyed Bulbul
568 Dark-capped Bulbul
580 Groundscraper Thrush
583 Short-toed Rock-Thrush
586 Mountain Wheatear
587 Capped Wheatear
589 Familiar Chat
592 Karoo Chat
595 Ant-eating Chat
614 Karoo Scrub-Robin
615 Kalaharie Scrub-Robin
618 Herero Chat
621 Chestnut-vented Tit-Babler
651 Long-billed Crombec
654 Karoo Eremomela
658 African Wren-Warbler
660 Cinnamon -breasted Warbler
662 Rockrunner
669 Grey-backed Cisticola
685 Black-chested Prinia
688 Rufous-eared Warbler
689 Spotted Flycatcher
695 Marico Flycatcher
697 Chat Flycatcher
703 Pririt Batis
713 Cape Wagtail
716 African Pipit
717 Long-billed Pipit
719 Buffy Pipit
731 Lesser Grey Shrike
732b Common Fiscal Shrike
733 Red-backed Shrike
739 Crimson-breasted Shrike
743 Brown-crowned Tchagra
746 Bokmakierie
752 White-tailed Shrike
760 Wattled Starling
761 Violet-backed Starling
764 Cape Glossy Starling
770 Pale-winged Starling
788 Dusky Sunbird
791 Scarlet-chested Sunbird
799 White-browed Sparrow-Weaver
800 Sociable Weaver
801 House Sparrow
802 Great Sparrow
803 Cape Sparrow
804 Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
806 Scaly-feathered Finch
812 Chestnut Weaver
814 Southern Masked-Weaver
821 Red-billed Quelea
834 Green-winged Pytilia
845 Violet-eared Waxbill
846 Common Waxbill
847 Black-faced Waxbill
860 Pin-tailed Whydah
861 Shaft-tailed Whydah
870 Black-throated Canary
876 Black-headed Canary
878 Yellow Canary
879 White-throated Canary
884 Golden-breasted Bunting
885 Cape Bunting
886 Cinnamon-breasted Bunting
887 Lark-like Bunting