About this App

Birds of Africa is an identification guide to more than 1,200 species of birds on the checklists of West Africa. 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
· 3500 full-screen, pinch-zoom photos for ALL species showing male/female/juvenile/non-breeding plumages
· Bird calls for more then 1,000 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 & 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


The aim is to extend the App to cover the whole of Africa. We are now working to include East African countries.


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 1.11

* Updated menu item content
* Changed range map colors slightly to improve visibility

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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.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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