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wood sandpiper

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Wood sandpipers (Tringa glareola) are generally solitary birds, forming communal roosts in a mainly freshwater habitat that includes dams, pans, marshes and floodplains. They are good swimmers that roost in shallow water.

Distribution: Throughout Namibia less for southern Namib Desert. Observed in Etosha National Park, Rundu, Caprivi, northern Namibia, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, some regions of the Kalahari Desert and as far south as the Orange River.

Diet: Probes for flying insects, worms, spiders, small fish and frogs whilst wading or walking.

Description: Medium-sized wader often confused with the green sandpiper. Has a weak greeting call.

Breeding: Breeds out of the Namibian sphere, but some observations believe that wood sandpipers copulate before departure.

Size: 20cm. Weight: 65g. Wingspan: 56cm.

Bullsport Guest Farm

The settlement of Bullsport is marked on nearly every map, however it consists of little more than this friendly guest farm. The owners are welcoming and eager to share their Namibian experiences. Great for hiking and horse riding.

Capricorn Rest Camp

A small, budget friendly, owner operated rest camp, with individual bungalows & campsites. Great for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life

Naukluft Camp - Kudus Rus

Located in the mountainous Naukluft section of the Namib Naukluft Park, this is an ideal base for hikers or those wanting to relax at the crystal clear rock pools that amazingly exist in the desert environment

Neuras Wine Estate

One of the finest desert wine estates in the world can be found on the edge of the Namib Desert. The estate offers accommodation & wine tasting tours

Tsauchab River Camp

A small lodge on the banks of the Tsauchab River - an excellent place for walking and enjoying the surrounding scenery. Visitors are welcomed by an amazing arrary of metal sculptures

Zebra River Lodge

Another excellent place for hiking, in the Tsaris Mountains. If you want a genuinely warm welcome at a special lodge then this is an excellent choice. Zebra River can be used as a base for visits to the dunes at Sossusvlei, but is best used to relax and walk on the massive lodge property

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