Sasol eBirds

Sasol eBirds


  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2009-09-25
  • Current Version: 2.2.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 462.45 MB
  • Developer:
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 59 Ratings


"In southern Africa the Sasol eBirds would undoubtedly be my first choice. The text is detailed, the navigation system is user friendly and the opportunity to listen to recordings of calls and songs is a huge asset. Above all, the superb paintings by Norman Arlott and Peter Hayman have stood the test of time and are more detailed, more accurate and more life-like than anything on offer in other birding apps for the region.” — Mark Cocker, author of Birds and People. *We have added the option to purchase over 2800 exquisite photographs for 833 of the 969 species in the app to further enhance your birding experience* *If you would like to experience the app check out Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa LITE which is FREE and includes 30 species* The Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa is an interactive version of the best-selling Sasol Birds of Southern Africa field guide (4th Edition). This app has specific features that will enhance your birding experience. FEATURES: ● Universal app (works on BOTH iPhone and iPad) ● Swipe to move to the next or previous species. ● 969 Species found in the Southern African region and includes images, distribution maps and text descriptions. ● Over 2800 photographs for 833 species (additional in-app purchase required). ● Audible calls for over 630 bird species ● A “Smart Search” that allows you to easily identify a bird using beak shape, bird size, bird colour and habitat. ● You can select a region of Southern Africa, so that the lists of birds throughout the program display only the birds in your region. ● “Bird Compare” allows you to compare two birds side by side on the same screen (including calls, illustrations and photographs). ● A personal bird list that stores your bird sightings saved to the device* and can be exported using email. ● View the Bird Index by English, Afrikaans or Scientific bird names. *Uninstalling the app will result in the loss of your list. It is recommended that you keep your own backup (master list) separate from the program. See our other natural history products: Wildlife of Southern Africa eTrees of Southern Africa eSnakes of Southern Africa eGuide to Mammals of Southern Africa NB. This Application WILL ONLY work on an iPhone or iPod Touch and iPad running iOS 7.1 or higher NOT A NORMAL IPOD CLASSIC/NANO.



  • Zero support

    By dyhome
    App itself is not bad but if you need support, you’re out of luck. Absolutely no response to emails (too far away to call). Another case of ‘You bought it sucker. Now you’re on your own’.
  • Nice but...

    By JCD007
    Photos for some very common birds not available, the South African Shelduck is one example!!!
  • Great Safari Companion

    By ChloeSand
    I have this app on my iPhone when I am on safari in southern Africa. It is fast, accurate, and the photo pack really helps to nail down the identification of a bird. Having the ability to build a list of sightings by date is a big help in being able to keyword my photos when I get home.
  • Very Usefull

    By Foxpox
    Great App, especially if you add the photos to it. Still too many birds missing though
  • Amazing

    By Gbygvg ftfchh
    It is a fantastic book too enhance your field guiding career but the r some weavers missing such as sociable weaver and buffalo weavers but amazing .ps for the new update u should let us be able to take photos and be able to put it in a booklet in the app
  • Program Manager

    By Hannes Viljoen
    This is definitely one of the best apps ever!
  • Removed birds after update

    By W1ttes
    Stop removing the birds with your updates. The book is worth more if this continues
  • Not all birds available on iPad

    By Albereth
    The number of birds available on the iPad 'version' is way short of those on the iPhone. This ought not to be the case because it is the same app. Seems it has a problem.
  • Useful and informative

    By Akendzio
    Though no one guide can contain every SA species, this serves as a useful introduction. A great learning tool, particularly with the bird calls. Highly recommend.
  • Brilliant app!

    By Melhvan
    Extremely useful field guide and recording of bird list. Also very useful to hear and ID birds by sounds. New dev is also welcome such as last sightings. Actual photos of specimens would be a nice addition at some point.