5 of the Best Birdwatching Apps in South Africa

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Birdwatching, or birding, is not just a pastime; it’s a gateway to a world teeming with life, color, and song. South Africa offers an avian paradise with its vast array of ecosystems—from coastal wetlands to arid savannas—each harboring unique bird species that make a birdwatcher’s heart flutter in excitement. But in the digital age, you […]

iNaturalist: A Comprehensive App Review

iNaturalist App Review

If you’re a birdwatching enthusiast or simply beginning your journey, iNaturalist is an indispensable tool to have in your arsenal. This app, sponsored by the National Geographic Society and other entities, acts as a connection between nature admirers and scientists in America.Our comprehensive guide will delve into various facets of this innovative platform – from […]

Bïndo Birding: A Comprehensive App Review

Bindo Birding App

Review of Bïndo Birding Bïndo is a mobile application designed to bring a social perspective to birdwatching, particularly for enthusiasts in Southern Africa​​. Created by a diverse team of birders, data scientists, conservationists, artists, and gamers, the app aims to make birdwatching more enjoyable, engaging, and connected​. Bïndo allows users to record and share their […]

eBird: A Comprehensive App Review

A smartphone displays the eBird app interface, spotlighting features like record tracking, species list, and maps.

A Review of the eBird App As a dedicated birdwatcher, it is always exciting to discover new tools that can help enhance my experiences in the field. The eBird app by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is one such tool that has truly revolutionized the way birders approach birdwatching. eBird, available for both Android and […]

11 of the Best Birdwatching Apps in the UK

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Identifying and recording what you have seen are two aspects of birdwatching that have seen huge improvements with the advent of smartphones. If you are still using a notepad to record your bird sightings, there is no better time than now to pack the notebook away and download a birdwatching identification and listing app. The […]

How to start birdwatching – a helpful guide for beginners

Birdwatching Red-necked Stints

Congratulations! You’ve begun your journey to become one of the millions of birdwatchers across the globe! Apart from being one of the most exciting and fun hobbies for people of all ages, the physical and mental benefits involved in birdwatching is so good for your general wellbeing. Birdwatching doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby […]