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RUNDU AREA

NAMIBIA
LOCALE

# Species:215
# Excl Vagrants:215
# Endemics:0
# Near Endemics:0

ABOUT THE BIRDING

The Rundu area near the Angola border in northern Namibia features a number of birds not seen much farther south. The town is on the Okavango River just before it bends south and fans out to eventually form the Okavango Delta of northern Botswana. It's a convenient stop about mid-way between Etosha and the Caprivi Strip. A suitable place to stay is the Sarasunga Lodge, where African Barred Owlet can sometimes be found. There are several birding sites in the area including the radio tower woodlands, sewage works, riverine woodland, dry scrub outside town, and wetlands. The sewage works is excellent for ducks, aquatic birds, shorebirds, and the like. Many birds typical of the Okavango can be found in the area. Some good birds are Coppery-tailed Coucal, Gabon Boubou, and Hartlaub's Babbler. Dry woodlands outside town attract specialties such as Rufous-bellied Tit, Southern Penduline-Tit, Tinkling Cisticola, and Greencap Eremomela.

LOCATION OF SITE

Rundu is a border town on the northern Namibia border near Angola. It's located about midway between Etosha National Park and Caprivi National Park.