Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Antarctic petrel (Pachyptila desolata) were named after Desolation Island, the name Captain Cook gave Kerguelen Island. Observed mainly in large aggregations in oceanic and continental shelf-waters, their numbers can be attributed to concentrations of zooplankton that are formed at the onset of frontal systems.
Diet: Forage by surface-seizing in the day, eating mainly small planktonic crustaceans, small fish, trawler offal and squid.
Description Small blue grey petrel with a 'M' marking across the upper wing. White underparts, short wings. Pachyptila is Greek for 'thick-feathered'. Often confused with broad-billed and Salvin's prions, which are both slightly larger.
Breeding: Breeding colonies arrive in southern African waters from October, leaving around March to early April. Extralimital.
Size: 25cm. Weight: 145g. Wingspan: 60cm.
5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon
A business hotel close to the town center
This colonial style lodge on the Walvis Bay Lagoon is the ideal place from which to explore the central Namibian coast
A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities
A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon
Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant
Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment
A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house