Bulletin of the African Bird Club


The Bulletin of the African Bird Club, or Bull. ABC, is a peer-reviewed international journal that is widely read by ornithologists, birders and conservationists alike. It is a key intellectual asset of the African Bird Club (ABC).
The Bulletin’s content is very varied but always includes news about ABC and our conservation programmes, a round-up of recent studies and records from across the ABC region as well as superb feature articles on African birds and birding.
Click on any front cover image below to see a list of articles published in that issue of the Bulletin and links to the full content of most of them.

The Bulletin is produced twice a year, usually in March and September, and printed or digital editions are distributed to all ABC members and corporate sponsors.
Most back issues of the Bulletin are freely available online in the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Notes for Contributors
The Bulletin welcomes original contributions on all aspects of the birds of the ABC region. Contributions will be accepted subject to editing and refereeing by independent reviewers, where appropriate. The Editorial Team will be happy to advise authors on the acceptability of material at draft stage if desired.
Submissions are accepted in English or French and should be sent by email to [email protected]. French summaries are required for all papers published in English, and vice versa. Those submitting papers should provide a summary for translation into French, or English, as appropriate.
Unless a sketch map is provided as part of the article, place names should follow those on standard or readily available maps.
Authors are requested to follow conventions used in the Bulletin and to refer to a recent issue for guidance. A detailed style guide can be obtained on request from the Editor.

Literature Supplements
From 1994 to 2004, Peter Lack compiled an annual supplement to the Bulletin, which covers papers and articles published during the year. All of these supplements can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format from the links below.

Literature Supplement 1994Literature Supplement 2000
Literature Supplement 1995Literature Supplement 2001
Literature Supplement 1996Literature Supplement 2002
Literature Supplement 1997Literature Supplement 2003
Literature Supplement 1998Literature Supplement 2004
Literature Supplement 1999
 

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March 2022

Volume 28.2

August 2021

Volume 28.1

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Volume 27.2

September 2020

Volume 27.1

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Volume 26.2

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Volume 26.1

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Volume 25.2

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Volume 25.1

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Volume 24.2

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Volume 24.1

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Volume 23.2

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Volume 23.1

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Volume 22.2

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Volume 22.1

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Volume 21.1

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Volume 20.1

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Volume 16.1

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Volume 15.1

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Volume 14.1

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Volume 12.2

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Volume 12.1

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Volume 11.2

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Volume 11.1

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Volume 10.1

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Volume 9.1

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Volume 6.1

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Volume 5.1

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Volume 4.1

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Volume 3.1

March 1996

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