The South African e-mail list, SABirdNet,
provides an active forum of over 700 birders for local observations,
rarity updates, trip reports and local birding events (to find
out more and to join, contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
E-mail lists provide the birder with all sorts of helpful tidbits
for trip preparation.
You may also wish to join one of the other
South African active local email lists Pretoriabirds (Pretoria
area), CapeBirdNet (western South Africa), SA Rare Bird Alert
(rarities), Zulubird (Zululand) or AfricanBirding (continent
Birding Africa is a specialist birding tour company
customising tours for both world listers and more relaxed holiday birders.
We combine interests in mammals, butterflies, dragonflies, botany and
other natural history aspects and will guide you to Africa's and Madagascar's
most diverse birding destinations. Our guides'
knowledge of African birds and birding areas is our greatest strength
and together we have rediscovered species, shared exciting observations
with the birding community and had a fun time exploring our home continent.
†We've even written two acclaimed guide books
on where to find Southern Africa's and Madagascar's best birds. Birding
is more than our passion, it's our lifestyle, and we are dedicated to
making professional, best value trips filled with endemic species and
unique wildlife experiences. Since 1997, we've run bird watching tours
in South Africa and further into Africa for individual birders, small
birding groups and top international tour companies. We've run Conservation
Tours in association with the African Bird Club and work with and
consult for a number of other top international tour companies and the
BBC Natural History Unit.