A PARADISE FOR BIRDS
Three bird rating for Walvisbay Bird Paradise
Photos and text by Stefan Rust
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Birdwatching is one of the fastest growing and recreational activities worldwide.
The semi-purified waste water from the bordering municipal sewage works forms an delicate and important wetland. This oasis in the Namib dunes east of Walvis Bay is part of the Ramsar site around Walvis Bay and offers living space for up to 2 000 birds. This freshwater wetland area is organized and protected by the Walvis Bay Bird Paradise initiative.
If your aim is to see a large number of waterbirds in just one outing, you can’t go wrong with participating on a guided walk at the easy accessible Walvis Bay Bird Paradise. Visitors can be welcomed with flamingos, grebes, plovers, terns gulls and many others.