Working for birds in Africa


Monday, July 5, 2021

This year’s Annual General Meeting of the African Bird Club will be held virtually on Zoom on 23 October 2021. The meeting programme will be published on the ABC website and sent to Club members in due course

Monday, July 5, 2021

Grants totalling over half a million pounds have been made by ABC over the past 25 years to support almost 300 conservation projects by local people in 46 African countries. Huge thanks go to all our generous donors, sponsors, partners and members, past and present, who have made this remarkable achievement possible

Monday, July 5, 2021

This book by G J Huisman, due to be published on 1 October 2021, offers a complete overview of all the estrildid finches in their natural habitats, with over 1,000 photos and unique distribution maps showcasing all 145 species and their subspecies. The book can be ordered via and a special pre-order price of €59.95 (excluding postage) is available until 1 August 2021.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Birdfair regret to announce that due to the continuation of COVID restrictions deeply impacting UK and international travel, public health and the safety of their visitors and exhibitors, they have decided not to host the British Birdwatching Fair at Rutland Water Nature Reserve this year.

Birdfair are now putting their energies into exploring the possibilities for 2022. They will make a more detailed announcement in May 2021.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Dear member of the African birding community

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The 5th biennial Learn About Birds (LAB) Conference, which was due to be held in Wilderness on 27 and 28 May 2021, will be moving to a virtual platform owing to the current global pandemic and venue limitations under the current National State of Disaster. This event is co-hosted by BirdLife South Africa and the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town.

Friday, December 4, 2020

The Birder's Guide to Africa by Michael Mills (photographs by Tasso Leventis) contains 544 pages and 338 colour photographs.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

We have an incredible line up of over 80 presentations, including 8 plenaries from experts in the field of bioacoustics. Talks focus on a wide variety of species, covering a varied range of avian bioacoustics- from the physiology of marine bird hearing to song in both passerines and non-passerines- with numerous renowned researchers within the field presenting including, Magnus Walhberg and Alexander Kirschel.

Sunday, September 13, 2020


The Pan-African Ornithological Congress (PAOC) is held once every four years and it brings together hundreds of professional and dedicated amateur ornithologists. The Fifteenth PAOC (PAOC15) will be held from the 15th to the 19th of November 2021.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

This video shows the way that bird watching in Nigeria is progressing in the local Bird Clubs. Club members describe their experiences with the African Bird Club App which helps them  identify birds.

Birds of Africa is a FREE App developed as an aid to bird conservation in Africa. It covers countries in west Africa and in time, will include all countries and species in Africa.

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