With a population of over 700 bird species, Namibia offers the best bird watching experience. Of the 700, 350 species are found in the Etosha National Park and surrounding area. Popular birds to see are Shaft-tailed Whydah, Northern black Bustard, Monteiro’s Hornbill, Pale chanting Goshawk, Bare-cheeked Babbler, Violet wood-hope, Rockrunner, Ruppels Parrot and 8 species of Owl.
Bird watching is at its best from September to April, when the migratory birds from Europe and Northern Africa are present. After good rains, flamingos can be seen in the Etosha pans. The African Fish Eagle is Namibia’s national bird.