Sasol eBirds Southern Africa

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About this app

Take this handy app on your bird-watching trips for quick access to bird calls and assistance with bird ID. Now with improved location data functionality and expanded Smart search parameters.

• Covers all 1001 bird species
• Updated information with fresh input from new contributing authors
• All species text in English AND Afrikaans
• Over 1170 bird calls covering 885 species
• Quick-Play bird calls right from the menu
• More than 3600 photographs (no in-app purchase required)
• Expanded Smart Search selections: Identify species by 11 search criteria, including but not limited to bill type, bird size, colour, patterns and features, tail shape, habitat and many more.
• Compare species with “similar species” plates
• Improved Location data functionality
• New seabirds and raptor illustrations with fine attention to detail
• Distribution maps updated with latest known ranges
• Expanded life list functionality

This app will be updated regularly over the coming years. These updates will aim to improve on the content, features and functionality in the app, and they will be free to the customer. We value the input from customers, and urge you to email us at with any recommendations or features you’d like to see.


Ian Sinclair is one of Africa’s foremost field birders and has authored or co-authored
over 20 bird books.
Phil Hockey (1956–2013), former Director of the Fitz Institute at UCT, was a
recognised authority on the biology of southern African birds.
Warwick Tarboton is a well-known bird expert and writer who has produced a
number of well-received books.
Peter Ryan is Director of the Fitz Institute at UCT and has authored several books
on the region’s birds.
Niall Perrins is a dedicated birder, photographer and bird guide.
Dominic Rollinson holds a PhD in seabird conservation and works as a bird guide.

If you’ve got a few comments or great suggestions to share, we’d love to hear from you at

* Uninstalling/reinstalling the app will result in the loss of your list. We recommend that you keep a backup from the application (My List > Export).
* Got questions? Check out the Sasol eBirds FAQ for answers to the most common queries:
Updated on
Jul 24, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

909 reviews
Monica Burger
May 27, 2024
Great info and love the pictures and birdsong, but the smart search doesn't seem to work too well and I find navigating around the app a bit cumbersome, ie from the taxonomic index to adding a bird to my list. Would be wonderful if there was just an "add to my list" button from the taxonomic index. At the moment I'm still asking Google what bird I'm seeing as the app doesn't appear to help me much to identify unknown birds. Looking forward to upgrades.
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Hanjo Gouws
August 15, 2020
If you're on the fence about buying the updated app, it's well worth it. It has an updated full Afrikaans and English text; descriptions of bird groups; and updated plates for difficult birds - especially for sea birds, raptors and night jars which helps a lot. The UI has also been updated, and previous database mistakes have been corrected. Also a lot more calls. There are some photos only available in the previous version and not this one, so I'll keep both installed.
195 people found this review helpful
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July 9, 2020
Thank you very much for your 5-star review!!!
Jaime Sterling
March 22, 2023
Excellent Southern African bird app. Easy to use with all the features one would expect to find in a bird app. Especially impressed by the vast number of bird calls included, the variety of photographs for each bird, and the accuracy of distribution maps. Another useful feature allows for the comparison of two species next to each other. No regrets since purchasing this app, and great that it's a once-off payment and not subscription based.
52 people found this review helpful
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March 23, 2023
Hi Jaime, Thank you very much for your 5-star review!!!

What's new

* Added comparison plates to the species page.
* Updated with latest data.
* Bug fixes.