The Birds of Zambia app is an up-to-date identification guide to all recorded birds of the country created by Derek Solomon, Frank Willems and Rory McDougall. This app has many features that will enhance your birding experience.

● Universal app, designed to fit both iPhone and iPad.
● Zoomable hi-res images, distribution maps and detailed text descriptions for all 780 bird species recorded in Zambia including seasonality and breeding graphics.
● Photographs of each species, with multiple images for most.
● Audible calls for nearly all species. 
● “Bird Compare” that allows you to compare two birds on the same screen.
● A personal bird list that stores your bird sightings saved to the device.
● View the Bird Index either alphabetically or taxonomically.

*Uninstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own master list separate from the program.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Updated some data and fix some issues after 1st release.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Safari Jane ,

Birds of Zambia

At last a comprehensive app for the birds of Zambia! Easy to find your way around the app. Lots of excellent quality photos for id’ing. Great descriptions and maps. Am so looking forward to taking it on my next trip to Zambia. Essential for anyone interested in birds.

Rob Kay Wye ,

Love This App!

I’ve used other bird apps and this is the best by far. It’s easy to find the bird you’re looking for and the photo ID’s are great. The extra information is comprehensive, yet nicely condensed and easy to access.

Go-away-birding ,

Fantastic App!

Shortly after its launch, I had the opportunity to test the new “Birds of Zambia” App (hereafter ‘The App’) during four weeks of birding across the country in November/December 2019. The App is particularly valuable and important because there is no field guide to the birds of Zambia other than one covering all the birds of sub-Saharan Africa.

The App is of incredibly high standard. Starting with the general appearance, the look and feel is very slick and attractive, the layout is intuitive, and navigation is easy. The App did automatically close a couple of times during extensive use, but it reopened immediately and generally worked well, and I’m sure these teething issues will be fixed very quickly (if they have not already).

However, it is the information contents that is particularly impressive. Text is detailed and comprehensive. Species comparisons are relevant. Photographs are good to excellent, and an effort has been made to use photographs taken in Zambia, depicting local subspecies. The distribution maps are the peak of excellence and are incredibly detailed, precise and clear. They are among the best set of maps I have seen for any country. Call coverage is good, although this is the one area that could be slightly improved.

In summary, The App is among the best bird apps available anywhere and sets the benchmark for bird apps in Africa. Anyone who visits Zambia for birding without The App is at a distinct disadvantage, and anyone with an interest in Zambian birds should own it!

App Privacy

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  • Family Sharing

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

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