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 […]

9 Life Lessons from Birds

Life lessons from Birds

We spend a lot of time watching and listening to birds, but have you ever considered what life lessons we could learn from them? The lives of birds have long been idolised as free and unencumbered, and while we might not be able to sprout wings of our own, there is certainly much to learn […]

Birdlasser: A Comprehensive App Review


Birdwatching enthusiasts and novices alike have been turning to the BirdLasser app as their go-to resource. In this comprehensive review of BirdLasser, we will delve into the various features and functionalities that make it an indispensable resource for avid birders. We will also touch on more modern and feature-rich alternatives such as Birda. The user […]

The Top 10 Birdwatching Parks in the USA

People looking at a sunset in a Top 10 Birdwatching Park in the US

National Parks in the USA draw in millions of people each year. Some go to enjoy hiking, but even more people visit National Parks for birdwatching. There are about 900 species of birds native to the USA, so you’re almost guaranteed to see birds no matter which park you go to. Still, you’ll want to […]

Our guide to birds that represent love

Birds that symbolise love

When you think of birds and love, a pair of doves are probably the most likely image that springs to mind. Many a wedding celebration has seen the release of a couple of doves. And while the typical symbolic white doves are primarily bred in captivity, their greyer cousins are just as striking and just […]

Why is migration important for birds?

bird migration

Food and nesting space are simple answers! Birds migrate to improve their chances of survival and reproductive success, and while temperature may influence bird migration, birds can survive in very cold conditions. Their main reason for bird migrating is to follow their stomachs (aka food) and find safe spaces to nest. It’s one of the […]

What is the heaviest bird in the world?

heaviest bird in the world

When looking at the heaviest bird in the world, there are two distinct categories. The first is the outright heaviest bird in the world and the second is the heaviest flying bird in the world. Heaviest bird in the world The heaviest bird in the world is the Common Ostrich (Struthio camelus) with an average […]

Top birdwatching destinations in the world

Top birding locations - Birds in the sky against the sunset

Where to go birding? The world’s appetite for getting outdoors has become super evident since the advent of the pandemic. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that people are looking for safe activities to do outside. It is no longer something that only the die-hard adventurer seeks. More people are looking for accessible outdoor places to explore. […]