BirdPro is the ultimate app for identifying and appreciating the birds of South Africa.

You can download and test the app for free with a limit sample of 100 birds, and when you are ready you can upgrade to:
- Birds of Kruger National Park
- Birds of South Africa

It boasts an award winning identification tool and has a vast source of information:
- Over 6900 beautiful and diagnostic images from various angles and of all variants, e.g. immature, males, females, dark and light morphs
- Over 1900 comprehensive and clear bird calls
- Informative and comprehensive information on each bird
- Interactive and accurate bird distribution maps, even showing the migration patterns per month where applicable.
- Names of birds in 16 languages, including most native South African languages as well as Scientific, German, French and Portuguese.

The SmartSearch function allows you to select your current, or any other location and the birds at that location will be filtered. Over and above the GPS location, you can search by shape, type, colours, size, where seen, bird calls and more. There are 100's of attributes you can choose from, which makes identifying a bird accurate and easy. As a first ever bird app achievement, the resulting bird list is sorted by relevance with the most probable birds matching your search criteria at the top, which makes it extremely quick and accurate. The ability to remove birds from the results is a game-changer. It even has a section for hard to identify birds (LBJ's, etc)

BirdPro offers the most accurate location filter available. You can select current location, location from a map or any of over 1200 South African reserves.

You can also log your sightings with trip descriptions, date, photos and notes, which are then indicated as pins on the distribution maps. Sightings lists can be viewed and can even be synced to a website and shared between devices.

BirdPro also offers a Similars functionality. It not only ranks the similars, it also gives preference to your location selection. When using a location filter, similars at that location will be ranked higher and similars outside of your selected location will be displayed last. Both these features are a first for any bird app!

No internet connectivity is required to operate the app after it is installed which makes it possible to use the app in the most remote locations.

All updates are regular and free.

What’s New

Version 3.1

Similars functionality added.
Bird names updated to the official list issued by BirdLife SA.
New section in SmartSearch for the identification of Spurfowl and Francolins.
More photos and calls added.
Improved speed of sightings list loading
Bug with image zooming on iPhone 12 fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Jorrie 1968 ,

To be up to date is what it's all about

This bird app is definitely a step in the right direction. I have tried and used most apps for SA birds and the fact that the maps get out dated as situations change has always been a problem. Not with BirdPro, maps are regularly updated and one can actually zoom in!!

Apart from that it works great and is user friendly. After sales support is excellent. I could get my lifelist imported with any trouble. Stunning app, excellent service!!

Belinda. South Africa ,

Wonderful app

This is the most wonderful birding app. It’s easy to use with wonderful photos and super recordings of bird calls. For most of the birds there is more than one recording and it’s so interesting to hear variations of the call. My favourite aspect is the information which gives you more background about the birds behavior, habits and history. It’s equally good whether you are in the Kruger Park or in your own garden.

heinrichvdb ,

Great app

Very useful search function. Great images. I like it that the images are real photographs and not drawings. The distribution maps are great especially the distribution according to month of the year. The info is also great. But the best part is the search functionality. Please make one for the entire SA as well.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. The SA version is in progress.

App Privacy

The developer, High Branching cc, has 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
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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