Tuesday, 16 May 2017




BirdsConTour for a cleaner Bird Habitat

Photos and text by Stefan Rust

(In terms of the Geneva Convention the copyright of these texts belong to Stefan Rust)

One of the best things about being involved in the “BirdsConTour for a cleaner Bird Habitat” project is the constant feed of good feedback from freelance helpers regarding bird conservation matters.

But today seemed to overshadow the cleaning activity of Namibia’s best known Sociable Weaver nest of the 11th of May this year. BirdsConTour together with a group of visitors freed the nest in the Okaukuejo Restcamp, Etosha NP., from thread, ropes and other dangerous rubbish and dead birds that hang entangled in thread out of the nest. Today, not even three months later, another Sociable Weaver bird was found dead by being entangled in thread that the birds collected in the camp and used as nesting material.

Again the BirdsConTour for a cleaner Bird Habitat project and guests took action to clear this and another nest in the camp from dangerous rubbish and to remove the dead bird.

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