Working for birds in Africa

Past Projects

The African Bird Club Conservation Fund has provided over £200,000 for conservation projects in Africa since its inception. Most of the funds were provided by generous donations from sponsors and members.

This page shows a brief summary of the awards which have been made including the project title, recipient, the country and the amount. Some of the projects in the list are shown in CAPITAL LETTERS and you can download reports of these by clicking on the project titles. The list does not include all of the most recent projects.


Summary of Conservation Awards



Recipient/OrganizationCountryProject TitleAward
2016
Darcy OgadaKenyaAbyssinian Owl on Mt Kenya£1,991
Gift SimonSouth SudanAvifaunal survey of Bandingilo National Park£1,870
Didacus TamambangCameroonBannerman's Turaco in the Bamenda Highlands£2,000
Sheku KamaraSierra LeoneBIODIVERSITY OF LAKE SONFON*£2,000
Sherry McKelvieUgandaBird Field Guides£350
Mauritz de BruinSouth AfricaConservation of Botha's Lark £2,000
Mohamed AmezianMoroccoEgyptian Vulture survey in Middle Atlas£2,000
Michael KibuuleUgandaHOODED VULTURE STATUS OUTSIDE PROTECTED AREAS*£1,000
Innocent MagunjeZimbabweLAKE CHIVERO WATERBIRDS*£1,914
Sama ZefaniaMadagascarMadagascar Jacana survey£1,936
Dominic KimaniKenyaSharpe's Longclaw survey£1,964
Luca BorghesioKenyaSTATUS OF TAITA THRUSH*£1,500
Gary AllportMozambiqueSteppe Whimbrel satellite tagging£2,750
2015
Debbie FogellMauritiusBeak and feather disease in Mauritius (Echo) Parakeet£2,000
John RoseSenegalBird surveys in Parc national Niokolo-Koba
Martin MwemaKenyaBreeding survey of Roseate Terns£1,980
Roger SkeenUgandaFOX'S WEAVER SURVEY£2,000
Lydia TushabeUgandaGRAUER'S SWAMP-WARBLER SURVEY*£2,000
Gabriel NgaleKenyaHINDE'S BABBLER CONSERVATION MONTH*£2,000
Emily OtaliUgandaKibale Forest Schools Programme£1,983
Mwangi Wa GitauKenyaLAKE ELEMENTAITA ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION*£1,883
Luca BorghesioTanzaniaMount Nilo survey£1,500
Ana Isabel Pinto CoelhoSao Tome and PrincipeSeed dispersion by birds: implications for forest conservation£1,631
Eric SandeUgandaSurvey of Nahan's Partridge in Uganda and DRC£3,000
Lawrence WaguruKenyaTaita Hills forest connectivity£1,903
Roger ParryZimbabweVULTURE SURVEY IN ZIMBABWE*£2,000
2014
Ebenezer Olubunmi CokerNigeriaAnambra Waxbill study£1,775
Cosima TegetmeyerSenegalAQUATIC WARBLER MONITORING*£2,960
AQUATIC WARBLER MONITORING - FRANCAISE.pdf
Helena Reis BatalhaCape VerdeCAPE VERDE WARBLER*£3,000
Andrew Bladon EthiopiaETHIOPIAN BUSH-CROW AND WHITE-TAILED SWALLOW£2,000
Yvonne Nso TakangeyongCameroonGuide to the birds of Takamanda National Park£1,500
Gladys Kung'uKenyaMACCOA DUCK SURVEY*£1,804
Sylviane VolampenoMadagascarMADAGASCAR SACRED IBIS SURVEY*£1,500
Marcel Ashute EssebeCameroonMt Cameroon Francolin survey£2,000
Cooperative of the guides of Niokolo-Koba NP SenegalNIOKOLO-KOBA NP GUIDE TRAINING - ENGLISH*£1,550
2014_Niokolo_training_French.pdf
Mbeson Emmanuel BessongNigeriaOLIVE IBIS CONSERVATION*£2,000
Sama ZefaniaMadagascarRED-SHOULDERED VANGA SURVEY*£1,493
Nicolas Zuël and Nik Cole MauritiusReintroduction of Mauritius Cuckoo-shrike and Mascarene Paradise Flycatcher to Ferney Valley£920
Marwa Taha Elhaj Adam SudanSewage and species in Sudan£1,575
Wismer Cherono BoreKenyaSHARPE'S LONGCLAW / ABERDARE CISTICOLA SURVEY*£1,600
Felix Razafindrajao MadagascarSURVEY OF LOZA BAY*£1,970
Nature KenyaKenyaTaita Hills land purchase£25,000
Chris HewsonUK - GambiaTracking Nightingales to West Africa £2,000
Amina NjokiKenyaUaso Narok Forest  Reserve survey£1,380
Chacha WeremaTanzaniaUluguru Bush-shrike£2,000
2013
Zeph Migeni KenyaANYIKO WETLANDS MONITORING*£1,496
Stuart Sharp CongoAvian Biodiversity Lower Kouilou Basin £1,441
Edwin Gichohi Njuguna Kenya AVIFAUNAL SURVEY OF KARIMA FOREST* £1,048
Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA) Azores AZORES BULLFINCH CONSERVATION £1,000
Oluwabunmi Jegede NigeriaBIRD IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP* £1,337
Maurice Ogoma KenyaBLUE SWALLOW IN BUSIA GRASSLANDS* £1,500
David Richardson Cape Verde CAPE VERDE WARBLER RESEARCH* £1,500
Alex Tavares Gonçalves Cape Verde COURSER ON MAIO* £1,650
Esther Wangui KenyaDZOMBO FOREST SURVEY* £1,996
Sama Monde Sierra Leone EMERALD STARLING SURVEY*£1,500
Elliot Kinsey TanzaniaFire impact in Serengeti £1,500
Sarah Nachuha UgandaGREY CROWNED CRANE IN DOHO*£1,500
Japheth S T Roberts GhanaHOODED VULTURE SURVEY* £1,430
Nsajigwa Kyonjole TanzaniaLong-billed Tailorbird in Amani £1,500
Arjun Amar South Africa MARTIAL EAGLE DECLINE*£1,500
Lucy Wamuyu Muithui KenyaMOUNT KULAL SURVEY £1,835
Mohamed Znari MoroccoNorthern Bald Ibis £1,500
Eduardo Garcia del Ray Canary Islands PLAIN SWIFT MIGRATION - INTERIM* £1,500
Houssein Rayaleh DjiboutiRAPTOR MIGRATION SURVEY* £347
Manu Shiiwua NigeriaROSY BEE-EATER SURVEY*£2,553
Lucy Kemp South Africa SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILL WORKSHOP* £1,500
Lawrence Wagura KenyaTAITA HILLS CONSERVATION EDUCATION* £1,347
BirdLife South Africa South Africa WHITE-WINGED FLUFFTAIL RESEARCH* £1,194
2012
Maurice Ogoma KenyaBLUE SWALLOW SURVEY* £1,488
Peter Magosvongwe / BLZ ZimbabweBVUMBA HIGHLANDS £1,500
Rob SheldonSao TomeEndangered species recovery£500
Danae Sheenan / Jenny Dunn Burkina Faso EUROPEAN TURTLE DOVES INFECTION* £2,000
Dylis Ndibaise / A Rocha UgandaGREY CROWNED CRANE* £1,500
Alex M. SyingiKenyaHINDE'S BABBLER POPULATION SURVEY*£1,443
Edson Mlamba et al KenyaKITOBO FOREST SURVEY* £1,971
George Ndung'u Muigai KenyaLAKE OL BOLOSSAT* £860
Juliet Kinyua KenyaLESSER FLAMINGO* £1,467
Ben Phalan / Lincoln Fishpool LiberiaLIBERIAN GREENBUL QUEST* £1,980
Edson Mlamba et al Makerere University Uganda National Biodiversity Databank £720
BTOGhanaOut of Africa £400
VariousTanzaniaPAOC Attendance£5,470
Luca Borghesio KenyaTAITA APALIS* £900
Maurice Ogoma KenyaWATERBIRDS AQUACULTURE CONFLICT* £1,474
Frank Bapeamoni / Stijn Cooleman DRCYangambi Reserve Greenbuls £1,500
2011
Stephen Carr MalawiENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION* £1,496
Roger Skeen UgandaKARAMOJA APALIS* £540
Maurice Ogoma KenyaLAKE KENYATTA ECOSYSTEM PRELIM* £1,000
Kenya_lake_kenyatta_2011_final.pdf
Kenya_lake_kenyatta_map_2011.pdf
Sama Zefania MadagascarRED-SHOULDERED VANGA* £991
Nickson Otieno KenyaSOKOKE PIPIT* £1,165
Abdi JamaSomaliaSomali Stock Dove £2,000
Joseph Mwangi KenyaTANA RIVER DELTA SURVEY* £1,522
RSPB Tristan da Cunha TRISTAN ROCKHOPPER PENGUIN* £1,250
Solomon Kipkoech KenyaWILLIAM'S LARK* £1,090
2010
Philista Malaki KenyaABERDARE CISTICOLA* £700
Peter Njoroge KenyaBIRD FIELD LISTS* £1,000
Houssein Rayaleh DjiboutiDJIBOUTI FRANCOLIN* £1,000
Ivalo Angelo SudanEGYPTIAN VULTURE CONSERVATION£1,000
Ireene Madindou KenyaGREY PARROT SURVEY*
Tiwonge Mzumara MalawiLILIAN'S LOVEBIRD* £960
Derek Pomeroy UgandaORNITHOLOGY TRAINING* £1,330
Charlie Gardner MadagascarSPINY FOREST* £760
BirdLife appeal MadeiraZINO'S PETREL* £250
2009
Michael Mills AngolaBLACK-TAILED CISTICOLA£500
Stephen Boyes South Africa CAPE PARROT £820
Martin Odino KenyaKENYA YALA SWAMP* £850
Haitham Ibrahim EgyptLake Nasser £850
Alfred Owino KenyaOXPECKER SURVEY* £900
Dieter Oschadleus South Africa PASSERINE MOVEMENTS* £500
Russom Toklay EritreaSociable Lapwing £1,250
Andrew Jenkins South Africa TAITA FALCON* £300
Peter Njoroge KenyaVULTURE AWARENESS* £1,000
Abdi Ali Jama SomaliaVULTURE SURVEY* £1,100
Allai Orimba KenyaYALA SWAMP* £1,000
Sam Osinubi NigeriaYELLOW_BREASTED BOUBOU SONG ANALYSIS* £1,800
2008
Doug Harbottle ZambiaAfring Course £500
Claudien Nsabagasani RwandaAKANYURA WETLAND SURVEY* £1,000
Lucy Muithui KenyaAMANI SUNBIRD* £650
PAOC 2008 South AfricaConference sponsorship £1,000
Donella Young South AfricaCOORDINATED AVIFAUNAL ROAD COUNTS* £800
Lucy Muithui KenyaDAUA RIVER SURVEY* £800
Geoff Welch / Mahamoud Houssein Warsama DjiboutiDJIBOUTI FRANCOLIN* £500
Francis Kandoya TanzaniaJACKSON'S WIDOWBIRD SURVEY* £500
Neil Taylor / BirdLife Botswana BotswanaKalahari Transect Survey £650
Leonard Akwany KenyaLake Victoria Birds £850
University of East Anglia TanzaniaMPINGO FOREST SURVEY* £1,000
Michael Mills AngolaMUSEUM SKIN SURVEY £1,000
Michael Mills AngolaMUSEUM SKIN SURVEY £980
Simon Musila KenyaNORTH NANDI SURVEY* £1,000
Keddy Mooketsa BotswanaPAOC 2008 attendance £300
Wanyoike Wamiti KenyaPAOC 2008 attendance £700
Luca Borghesio KenyaSHARPE'S LONGCLAW SURVEY*£800
Makerere University UgandaSmall grants £300
Dawit Semere EritreaSOCOTRA CORMORANT CENSUS* £1,000
Phil Shaw, ITFC UgandaSTRIPE-BREASTED TIT* £642
2007
WCSTTanzaniaCoastal forests survey £860
Ronald Mulwa KenyaGREY PARROT IN KAKAMEGA FOREST* £900
Sama Zefania, ANGAP Madagascar LAKE TSIMANAMPETSOTSA* £848
Mauritian Wildlife Foundation MauritiusMAURITIUS WHITE-EYE* £750
Rufus Idris NigeriaNIGER DELTA SURVEYS*
Thomas Gottschalk UgandaOBERLANDER'S GROUND THRUSH* £900
Keddy Mooketsa / Chris Brewster / BirdLife Botswana BotswanaSHORT-CLAWED LARK IN BOTSWANA£850
Derek Pomeroy UgandaSmall projects for students at Makerere University, Kampala £300
Donald Scott, University of Brighton MadagascarSpiny Forest Expedition £1,000
Hichem Azafzaf LibyaTern surveys £500
Dar es Salaam University TanzaniaUVIDUNDA MOUNTAINS SURVEY* £1,000
2006
Lake Victoria Sunset Birders KenyaDUNGA WETLANDS PROTECTION* £800
Lassana Bagayogo MaliEducation and bird counts at wetlands £900
Wanbugu Mwangi KenyaJACKSON'S WIDOWBIRD* £900
Julius Kimani KenyaKikuyu escarpment survey £750
Makerere University UgandaNAHAN'S FRANCOLIN* £550
Wanyoike Wamiti KenyaNAMANGA HILLS EXPEDITION* £1,000
RSPBEthiopiaNorthern Bald Ibis £270
University of Cape Town South Africa ROAD COUNT PROJECT* £800
Marc Rabenandrasana MadagascarSAKALAVA RAIL SURVEY* £1,000
ASITYMadagascar Support of local Birdfair £215
Luca BorghesioTanzaniaSurvey of plantations in the Usambaras £675
Savanna Conservation NigeriaVULTURES OF YANKARI* £850
Lizanne Roxburgh ZambiaZAMBIA BARBET* £590
2005
KZN Wildlife South Africa BEARDED VULTURE SURVEY* £750
KabeloBotswanaBIRDS OF BOTSWANA* £1,000
Hugh Doulton Comoros Islands COMORES AVIFAUNA SURVEY* £800
Robert Kizungu DR Congo Congo Bay Owl £200
Merid Nega Gabrimicael Ethiopia HIGHLANDS OF ETHIOPIA* £850
West Cape ConservationSouth Africa House Crows £1,000
Mauritian Wildlife Foundation MauritiusMAURITIUS FODY TRANSLOCATION* £500
Derek PomeroyUgandaSmall projects for students at Makerere University, Kampala £300
University of Cape Town South AfricaTAITA FALCON SURVEY* £750
Richard Mellanby EthiopiaYABELLO EXPEDITION* £1,000
2004
PAOC 2004 TunisiaContribution to cost of conference £1,850
Louis Nkementeh Cameroon Distribution and abundance of forest birds £750
Phil McGowan DjiboutiDJIBOUTI FRANCOLIN SURVEY* £750
Claire Buckley Namibia Expedition award to study Cape Vultures£1,000
John MusinaKenyaHinde's Babbler biology £720
Sama Zefania Madagascar MADAGASCAR PLOVER BIOLOGY*£1,000
Sama Zefania Madagascar MADAGASCAR PLOVER BROCHURE*
Nature Seychelles Seychelles SEYCHELLES WARBLER AND FODY TRANSLOCATION* £750
Makerere University Uganda Small projects for students £300
Potiphar M.Kaliba MalawiSurvey of Blue Swallows £800
Abdu KarekoonaTanzaniaSurvey of coastal bird populations in Dar-es-Salaam£750
Bob DowsettMaliSurveys of wooded savannas £750
Pre 2004
Frank HawkinsMadagascarAlaotra Little Grebe survey£1,115
Dale HanmerZimbabweAnalysis of long term ringing data£400
Makerere UniversityUgandaAward scheme for small projects£500
Richard DeanSouth AfricaBird skins in museum at Bulawayo£500
Tadesse W GoleEthiopiaBird study, Gambella region£740
Tharcisse UkizintambaraRwandaBirdLife SA Internship£400
Simon MusilaKenyaCHAPIN'S FLYCATCHER IN KAKAMEGA FOREST£750
Tadesse W GoleEthiopiaConference attendance£250
Albertine Rift Conservation SocietyConference on species data mobilisation and sharing£1,000
C.T.MulotswamDemocratic Republic of CongoCongo Peafowl resurvey£500
Christine DranzoaUgandaConservation of Nahan's Francolin£615
Dawit BerhaneEritreaCrowned Crane study and IBA inventories£800
Kakamega Guides AssocKenyaEducation project£750
Nickson Erick OtienaKenyaEffect of logging on Abbott's Starling£762
Uganda Bird Guides ClubUgandaEquipment£65
Prospert CompaorteBurkina FasoEquipment for waterbird surveys£1,000
Jaime Perez del ValAnnobon, Equatorial GuineaExpedition Award (First award by ABC)£1,000
Claire SpottiswoodeSouth AfricaExpedition to Namuli Forest
Norbert CordeiroTanzaniaFragmentation and bird populations£259
Craig SymesSouth AfricaGrey-headed Parrot research£300
Geoff WelchDjiboutiIBA monitoring in Djibouti£750
Fabian MusilaKenyaImpacts of logging on Sokoke Pipit£750
Jerome Mokolo IkongaCongoKouilou Basin waterbird survey£1,000
Michael Maina MachariaKenyaLake Naivasha nestbox project£500
Sama ZefaniaMadagascarLake Sariaka waterbird surveys£750
Dianah NalwangaUgandaLand use & biodiversity issues£550
GOMACMoroccoLesser Kestrel research£688
Nature KenyaKenyaMao Narok Grassland Expedition£1,067
Ornithological AssociationZimbabweOrnithological training course£500
PAOCPAOC abstracts booklet£920
Moussa Sega DiopSenegalPAOC attendance£790
Nature KenyaKenyaPAOC attendance£750
Dr Vincent EjereNigeriaPAOC attendance£865
Nigerian Cons. FoundationNigeriaProduction of activity manual£800
Aride Island ReserveSeychellesProduction of Creole leaflet£400
Mark BrownSouth AfricaRinging equipment£390
BirdLife ZimbabweZimbabweSpecies of Robin in Eastern Highlands£125
Edward SsebukyuUgandaSt Agnes Wildlife Club£100
Ilya MacleanUgandaStudy of Papyrus endemics£1,000
Nigerian Cons. FoundationNigeriaSwallow roost survey£1,000
Ronald MulwaKenyaTaita White-eye research£420
Middlepunt Wetland TrustSouth AfricaWhite-winged Flufftail research£500
Total:£268,024

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