Nelicourvi Weaver

African Yellow Warbler

Blue Vanga

Reichenbach’s Sunbird

Blue-breasted Kingfisher

Malagasy Kestrel

Congo Moor Chat

Swallow-tailed Bee-eater

Brown-necked Parrot

Papyrus Gonolek

African Fish Eagle

African Oystercatcher

Yellow-bellied Wattle-eye

Working for Birds and Conservation in Africa

We are dedicated to conserving birds and their habitats across the continent of Africa and related islands. Our purpose is also to further ornithology in this region.

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African Bird Club Bulletin

Our biannual, peer-reviewed Bulletin offers unrivalled coverage of the ABC region, providing a forum for news and comment as well as publication of studies and records of African birds by contributors from all over the world.

Printed edition

To get your copy, become a member of ABC today.

Digital edition

As an ABC member, you can choose to receive printed or digital editions of the Bulletin and with this bespoke app, you can download and read all the latest issues on your smartphone or tablet.

ABC Birds of Africa App

“An incredible resource that transforms birding in Africa.”

This free and easy-to-use field guide app is also an aid to conservation.

The app now includes text, maps, photos and sounds for more than 2,500 bird species on the checklists of 50 countries and territories (shaded on the map) as well as five different regions of the continent (Atlantic Flyway, Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa).
We are expanding the app and in time it will cover all the birds and territories of the ABC region.

The app has been endorsed by BirdLife South Africa and Nature Kenya.

Click here to watch a video showing Nigerian bird club members using the app.

Click here to watch a video featuring birders in Kenya who enjoy using the app.

The latest version of the app is available
free on the App Store or Google Play.
Download it today.

ABC Region Country Accounts

Check out these Country Accounts for all 63 countries and territories of the ABC region including:
• lists of the more local or sought-after birds in each country or territory
• information on where and when to find them
• recommended resources for anyone interested in the birds of the country or territory concerned
• bird or conservation organisations that are active there

© Michael Mills

For travel tips, bird family and species accounts, and much more besides, buy your copy of The Birder’s Guide to Africa by Michael Mills here today.
This essential reference book presents the first comprehensive and detailed summary of birdwatching in the ABC region.

African Bird Image Database

ABC curates a database of thousands of photos of bird species from throughout the ABC region.
This database is a useful tool for researchers and is available for anyone to browse.

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