Birds and powerlines tool

Zoom in and out to assess which sensitive species occur in an area. Click on a layer to see information on the features displayed. Use the checkboxes in the lists below the map to switch layers on and off. Use the download icons to download kmz files which you can use in your own copy of Google Earth. Maps of species distribution show SABAP (Southern African Bird Atlas Project) data collected between 1970 and 1993. More recent SABAP2 data can be accessed here. The map of Incidents between species & powerlines shows incidents recorded during powerline monitoring undertaken under the NamPower-Namibia Nature Foundation Strategic Partnership. More GIS data files are available for download from the Environmental Information Service. You can also find more bird related data and files in the Bird Information System. NB Files marked with an asterisk * are very large and may take a long time to display.

Base maps:




Namibian base layers:

Download kmz file of Quarter Degree Squares
Download kmz file of Regions
Download kmz file of Protected Areas
Download kmz file of Registered Communal Conservancies
Download kmz file of Freehold Conservancies
Download kmz file of Community Forests
Download kmz file of Tourism Concessions
Download kmz file of Dams & Irrigation Schemes
Download kmz file of Wetlands & Important Bird Areas

Powerline infrastructure:

Download kmz file of Powerlines
Download kmz file of Substations

Red data species:

Critically Endangered Download kmz file of Blue Crane
Download kmz file of Cape Gannet
Download kmz file of Cape Vulture
Download kmz file of Eurasian Bittern
Download kmz file of Great Crested Grebe
Download kmz file of Grey Crowned Crane
Download kmz file of Pel's Fishing-Owl
Endangered Download kmz file of African Finfoot
Download kmz file of African Marsh-Harrier
Download kmz file of African Penguin
Download kmz file of Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
Download kmz file of Bank Cormorant
Download kmz file of Bateleur
Download kmz file of Black-browed Albatross
Download kmz file of Black Harrier
Download kmz file of Black Stork
Download kmz file of Booted Eagle
Download kmz file of Cape Cormorant
Download kmz file of Cinderella Waxbill
Download kmz file of Hooded Vulture
Download kmz file of Ludwig's Bustard
Download kmz file of Martial Eagle
Download kmz file of Rock Pratincole
Download kmz file of Rufous-bellied Heron
Download kmz file of Saddle-billed Stork
Download kmz file of Slaty Egret
Download kmz file of Southern Ground-Hornbill
Download kmz file of Tawny Eagle
Download kmz file of Violet Wood-Hoopoe
Download kmz file of Wattled Crane
Download kmz file of White-backed Vulture
Download kmz file of Yellow-billed Oxpecker
Vulnerable Download kmz file of African Fish-Eagle
Download kmz file of African Skimmer
Download kmz file of Caspian Tern
Download kmz file of Great White Pelican
Download kmz file of Greater Flamingo
Download kmz file of Hartlaub's Gull
Download kmz file of Lappet-faced Vulture
Download kmz file of Lesser Flamingo
Download kmz file of Secretarybird
Download kmz file of Wandering Albatross
Download kmz file of White-chinned Petrel
Download kmz file of White-heade Vulture
Near Threatened Download kmz file of African Oystercatcher
Download kmz file of Black-necked Grebe
Download kmz file of Black-winged Pratincole
Download kmz file of Cape Eagle-Owl
Download kmz file of Chestnut-banded Plover
Download kmz file of Crowned Cormorant
Download kmz file of Damara Tern
Download kmz file of Eurasian Curlew
Download kmz file of European Roller
Download kmz file of Great Snipe
Download kmz file of Kori Bustard
Download kmz file of Maccoa Duck
Download kmz file of Marabou Stork
Download kmz file of Pallid Harrier
Download kmz file of Peregrine Falcon
Download kmz file of Red-footed Falcon
Download kmz file of Rüppell's Parrot
Download kmz file of Sclater's Lark
Download kmz file of Sooty Shearwater
Download kmz file of Verreaux's Eagle

Other species which interact with powerlines:

Download kmz file of Black-chested Snake-Eagle
Download kmz file of Brown Snake-Eagle
Download kmz file of Lanner Falcon
Download kmz file of Pied Crow
Download kmz file of Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver
Download kmz file of Sociable Weaver
Download kmz file of Southern Pale Chanting Goshawk

Recorded incidents between species & powerlines:

Download kmz file of Incidents

Summary of species affected by & affecting powerlines:

Download kmz file of Red Data Species summary
Download kmz file of Non Red Data Species summary
Download kmz file of Endemic/Near-endemic Species summary