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Migrate to the new and updated Sasol eBirds App

The Sasol eBirds app has long been a best-selling birding app for Southern Africa. Accessible and easy-to-use, the new and improved Sasol eBirds Southern Africa app will enhance your birdwatching experience without adding extra weight to your pack. All you need is your phone!

The new version offers:

• 989 bird species in line with latest taxonomical changes

• Updated information with fresh input from new contributing authors

• All species text in English and Afrikaans

• Over 1000 bird calls

• Over 2700 photos. No in-app purchase necessary

• New illustrations with finer attention to detail than ever before

• All maps updated with latest known ranges

• Expanded life-list functionality:

  • search within your life list
  • create separate life lists for your various trips
  • Sort your life list by date or alphabetically
  • Add to your life list from the life list page

• Quick Play call from the slide-out menus


Ian Sinclair is one of Africa’s foremost field birders and has authored or co-authored over 20 bird books. Phil Hockey (1956–2013), former Director of the Fitz Institute at UCT, was a recognised authority on the biology of southern African birds. Warwick Tarboton is a well-known bird expert and writer who has produced a number of well-received books. Peter Ryan is Director of the Fitz Institute at UCT and has authored several books on the region’s birds. Niall Perrins is a dedicated birder, photographer and bird guide. Dominic Rollinson holds a PhD in seabird conservation and works as a bird guide.


New artwork has been supplied by long-standing contributor Norman Arlott, an accomplished British bird artist. New contributions from two other highly skilled artists too; Alan Harris, based in the UK, (all new raptor illustrations), and Faansie Peacock, recognised in the region for his birding and artistic expertise (all new seabirds and nightjar illustrations).

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Big year for birders

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