Research Publications

Birds are warning signals of change

Of all the wildlife we have in Namibia, probably the most unrestricted (because they can fly) are birds.  Roads, fences, rivers and mountains cannot stop their movement.  They choose where to go based on what’s best for their survival, and that is why they are wonderful indicators of changes in our environment. When birds disappear from an area it is usually a warning sign that something is wrong. For this reason I love birds.  I remember documenting my first bird observations in the garden when I was 9 (a bit nerdy I know, but a scientist is born, not made).

Author(s): 

Morgan L. Hauptfleisch

Publication Date: 

October, 2013