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Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa

Accessible and easy-to-use, the NEW and IMPROVED Sasol eBirds Southern Africa app will enhance your birdwatching experience.


  • Covers all 989 bird species in line with the latest taxonomical changes
  • Updated information with fresh input from new contributing authors
  • All species text in English AND Afrikaans
  • Over 1000 bird calls
  • More than 2700 photographs (no in-app purchase required)
  • New illustrations with finer attention to detail
  • Distribution maps updated with latest known ranges
  • Expanded life list functionality:
  • Quick-Play bird calls right from the menu


This app will be updated regularly over the coming years. These updates will aim to improve on the content, features and functionality in the app, and they will be free to the customer. We value the input from customers, and urge you to email us at with any recommendations or features you’d like to see. 


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.