Swakopmund lagoon birding

Just south of Tiger Reef Restaurant in Swakopmund, Namibia is a very shallow lagoon with a very diverse mix of birds. I identified 13 different species  on the very cold and windy morning that I was there, many of which were new to me.

swakopmund-blacksmith-lapwing

Blacksmith lapwing

Black-winged stilt

Black-winged stilt

swakopmund-cape-teal

Cape teal

swakopmund-common-moorhen

Common moorhen

swakopmund-common-ringed-plover

Common ringed plover

swakopmund-greater-flamingo

Greater flamingo

swakopmund-grey-heron

Grey heron

swakopmund-hartlaubs-gull

Hartlaub’s gull

swakopmund-lesser-flamingo

Lesser flamingo

swakopmund-pied-avocet

Pied avocet

swakopmund-three-banded-plover

Three-banded plover

swakopmund-white-breasted-cormorant

White-breasted cormorant

swakopmund-white-fronted-plover

White-fronted plover

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