Join ABC or Renew Your Membership

Thank you so much for choosing to become a member of the African Bird Club (ABC) or to renew your membership. What we do is only possible thanks to the support of people like you.

Membership Benefits
As a member of ABC, you will receive –
• two issues per year of our flagship Bulletin*, packed full of news, round-ups and reports, feature articles, letters and reviews
• access to digital editions of the Bulletin through our bespoke app, so you can download and read the latest issues on a smartphone or tablet
• our e-newsletter every six months, to keep you up to date with what ABC is doing
• an information service to help you plan trips and identify what you saw (simply email us at and we will get back to you as soon as we can)
• an invitation to our AGM, in which you can take part in person or by proxy
• invitations to our members-only talks, on a range of topics related to African birds and conservation, by experts in their field

*Student members and Supported members receive digital editions only of the Bulletin.
Individual, Family, Supporting and Life members may choose to receive printed and/or digital editions and if Individual or Family members choose to receive digital editions only, they will pay a reduced annual membership fee.

Membership Types
We offer the following types of membership –
• Individual
• Family
• Life
• Student
• Supported
• Supporting

Membership Fees
Individual membership fees are –
£30* per year (Africa and UK)
£33* per year (Europe except UK) or
£35* per year (Rest of World)

A Family membership comes at a cost of –
£35* per year (Africa and UK)
£38* per year (Europe except UK) or
£40* per year (Rest of World)

*Or £25 (regardless of where you live) if you choose to receive digital editions only of the Bulletin.

Life membership is available for a one-off payment of £600.

Student members, who must be under 18 or studying for an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree, pay an annual fee of £12.50.

Membership is free to eligible Supported members.

Supporting members, who help subsidise Supported members, pay a fee of –
£40 per year (Africa and UK)
£43 per year (Europe except UK) or
£45 per year (Rest of World)

Membership fees can be paid for one or two years.

Change of Address or Email
Email us at if you are renewing your membership and need to update your address or email.

Supported Membership
You may become a Supported member of ABC if you –
• live in an African country and
• take an active interest in African birds and their conservation but
• cannot afford annual membership fees

To apply, you or the person who is recommending you should send an email to with –
• your full name
• the country where you are from
• your current email address and
• a brief statement about how you are involved with African birds and contributing to their conservation

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