Working for birds in Africa

ABC App - Birds of Africa

Date posted: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

BIRDS of AFRICA is available to download for FREE

Egyptian Plover

Lionel Sineux

We are pleased to inform you that a new FREE birding App BIRDS of AFRICA is available to download from both the Google Play Store and Apple Store.  This first version of the App includes all 972 bird species on the checklists of Nigeria, Benin, Togo and Ghana.

The App contains a wealth of detail including photographs, songs and calls, text and maps. It is primarily a field identification guide which includes the capability to record and upload sightings to a central database as well as allowing the user to maintain personal checklists. 

It is an asset of the African Bird Club. Go to the Store, search on Birds of Africa and follow the installation guidelines. It has been tested on a variety of modern Android devices including Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, A8 and Tablet A6 as well as Huawei and Xiaomi devices, and Apple / IOS devices including iPad, iPhones 5S, SE, 6S and XS.

The APP is designed to be used by ornithologists, wardens, birders and others with a general interest in birds and is intended to be an aid to conservation. Through time, it will be developed to include all species and countries in Africa.

The African Bird Club https://www.africanbirdclub.org is a UK registered charity dedicated to the education, communication and conservation of Africa’s birds. We would like to thank the following people and organisations for providing significant help to the project.

Rockjumper Birding Ltd for its generous support of the App. Rockjumper Birding Ltd https://www.rockjumperbirding.com/ is the world’s largest bird tour company offering tours in over 100 countries.

Tasso Leventis for providing generous financial support for the App as well as images of many rarely photographed species.

Kevin Ravno of g-bird http://g-bird.org based in South Africa combined the technical vision and leadership with the ornithological knowledge necessary for this project to succeed.

The 150 or so people from across the planet who have provided photos and calls, written and proofread texts, tested the App and provided useful feedback, without whom this App would not have been possible.

John Caddick, African Bird Club, app@africanbirdclub.org

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