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Which field guide?

The Birds of Africa, Volumes 1 – 7

Fry, H., Keith, S. Urban, M., Newman, K. & Brown, L. 1982 - 2004. Christopher Helm

Africa South of Sahara:
Chamberlain's Birds of Africa south of the Sahara
- new edition
Sinclair, I., Ryan, P.G. 2010. Struik Publishers

Field Guide to Birds of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda & Burundi.
Stevenson, T. & Fanshawe, J. 2004. Christopher Helm Publishers
Birds of the Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Socotra
Redman N., Stevenson T. & Fanshawe J. 2009. Princeton

West Africa:
Birds of Western Africa: An identification guide
Borrow, N. & Demey, R. 2001. Christopher Helm Publishers
Field Guide to the Birds of Western Africa
Borrow, N. & Demey, R. 2004. Christopher Helm Publishers

Southern Africa:
Complete Photographic Field Guide: Birds of Southern Africa

Sinclair, I., Ryan, P.G. 2009. Struik Publishers
Roberts Bird Guide: A Comprehensive Field Guide To Over 950 Bird Species in Southern Africa
Chittenden H. 2007. John Voelcker Bird Book Fund
Roberts Birds of Southern Africa

Hockey, P.A.R., Dean, W.R.J. & Ryan, P.G. 2005. John Voelcker Bird Book Fund
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa (3rd Edition - Standard)
Sinclair, I., Hockey, P.A.R. & Tarboton, W.R. 2002. Struik Publishers
Sasol Larger Illustrated Guide to Birds of Southern Africa

Sinclair, I., Hockey, P.A.R. 2005. Struik Publishers

Bird Finding Guides - African Birding Resources -
Southern African BirdFinder
Cohen, C. Spottiswoode, C.S. & Rossouw, J. 2006. Struik Publishers
Essential Birding - Western South Africa
Cohen, C. Spottiswoode, C.S. 2000. Struik Publishers
Where to Watch Birds in Ethiopia
Spottiswoode, C.S., Gabremichael, M. & Francis, J. 2010. Christopher Helm

Bird Calls
Southern African Bird Sounds
Gibbon, G. 1991. Set of six tapes, comprehensive and highly recommended.

Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa
Stuart, C. & Stuart, T. 2001. Struik Publishers

The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals
Kingdon, J. 1997. Academic Press, London

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa
Woodhall, S. 2005. Struik Publishers

Field Guide to the Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa - 2nd edition
Branch, B. 1998 Struik Publishers

South African Frogs. A Complete Guide
Passmore, N.I. & Carruthers, V.C. 1995. Southern Book Publishers and Witwatersrand University Press

Field Guide to Insects of South Africa
Griffiths, C., Picker, M. & Weaving, A. 2002. Struik Publishers

Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa
Van Wyk, P. & Van Wyk, B. 1997. Struik Publishers

Frogs & Frogging in Southern Africa
Carruthers, V. 2001. Struik Publishers

About Birding Africa

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.

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