Birds of Africa 4+

Mountain Hops Software (Pty) Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 4 Ratings
    • Free



About this App

Birds of Africa is an identification guide which in time will cover all the birds and countries in Africa. This version includes more than 1,800 species and has all West African and 8 East African countries. It was developed as an aid to conservation and is an asset of The African Bird Club.

Key Features

· Free for anyone to download anywhere in the world
· Comprehensive and Lite country species lists
· 5000 full-screen, pinch-zoom photos showing male/female/juvenile/non-breeding plumages
· Bird calls for more then 1700 species
· Extensive texts including for the different subspecies
· Range maps in colour show residency, summer and winter visitors and migration in Africa
· Worldwide species' ranges on Google map
· In/out of range indicator and distance (km) to the nearest point of species' range from current position
· GPS recording of personal sightings
· Personal sightings shown on Google maps
· Community sightings from other app users shown on Google maps
· Similar species' options help identification of difficult species
· Back-up and retrieval of personal sightings logged on the Cloud
· Personal checklists displayed as a list or on Google maps
· Species' lists can be viewed in alphabetic or taxonomic sequence
· Vagrants can be highlighted or removed from a checklist
· Species' names available in 10 different languages
· Intuitive operation with Help text if required
· Regular content updates
· Messaging service


Requires access to good Wifi connections.

African Bird Club

The African Bird Club is a UK registered charity dedicated to education, communication and conservation relating to Africa's birds.

What’s New

Version 1.24

Location disabled warnings,
Order by taxonomy bug fix,
Species list under user experience changes,
In Range species filter into back and forward navigate bug,
Searchbar postion fix
General bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

WayOffTheBeatenPath ,

Excellent resource for beginners to experts

Wonderful, comprehensive resource for beginners to experts. Includes photos, calls, ranges, descriptions, etc…. Kudos to the developers.

The data to download is large, so if you are in an area with low bandwidth, follow their instructions for download or use the light version.

App Privacy

The developer, Mountain Hops Software (Pty) Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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