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 […]

Birdtrack: A Comprehensive App Review

BirdTrack App

Overview of the Birdtrack App The BirdTrack app is a comprehensive tool for experienced birdwatchers, ornithologists, and nature enthusiasts. It lets you record bird sightings and contribute valuable data to conservation research conducted by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).BirdTrack offers logging of sightings, life lists to keep track of species seen over time, sighting […]

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 […]

10 Of The Best UK Birdwatching Breaks

A coastal scene with puffins perched on rugged rocks against the backdrop of the ocean.

Are you looking for a unique holiday that lets you get closer to wildlife and allows you to explore the wonderful scenery of the UK? Birdwatching holidays are on the rise, and Britain has some of the best spots in the world to see wildlife in its natural habitat. If you are looking for birdwatching […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mindfulness in Nature

Mindfulness in Nature, woman looking out to sea

Mindfulness has gained a huge amount of popularity recently. In a fast-paced modern world, much of this enthusiasm is surely down to claims that mindfulness can reduce stress. That said, the benefits stretch far beyond the anecdotal and there are now several scientific studies citing numerous benefits of practising mindfulness to our health and well-being. […]