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.

More than 1 in 10
African bird species are threatened with extinction.

Help us ensure their future.

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Bulletin of the African Bird Club

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.

The latest issue is available now.

To receive your copy, become a member of the African Bird Club today.

ABC Bulletin App

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

The app now includes text, maps, photos and sounds for around 2,300 bird species on the checklists of 40 countries (shaded on the map) and counting.
We are expanding the app and in time it will cover all the birds and territories of the ABC region.

Click here to watch a video showing Nigerian bird club members 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 important 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

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.

© Michael Mills

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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ABC makes a small profit on each item we sell which all goes into our Conservation Fund.

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