This is a LITE version of Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa and is fully functional but includes ONLY 30 species, compared to 971 species in the full app.

If you like the way this app works please check out the full version or you can download up to 89 species 'groups' as in-app-purchases within this app.

The Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa is an interactive version of the best-selling Sasol Birds of Southern Africa field guide 4th Edition. This application has specific features that will enhance your birding experience.

● Universal app (works on BOTH iPhone and iPad)
● Swipe to move to the next or previous species.
● Images, distribution maps and text descriptions.
● Photographs for most species (this is an in-app-purchase in the full version).
● Audible calls for most 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” to allow you to compare two birds on the same screen (including calls).
● 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 program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own master list separate from the program.

NB. This Application WILL ONLY work on an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running iOS V7.1 or higher NOT A NORMAL IPOD CLASSIC/NANO.

What’s New

Version 2.3.1

Changed the minimum supported iOS version to 7.1 to prevent an app crash in a future iOS update.
Fixed a few bugs and errors.

Ratings and Reviews

Selwaychick ,

Don't waste your time or money!!

This is so basic that you will find hardly anything and when you do, they want you to pay 99 cents to open it. Forget it!! I paid one "fare" to get what I wanted and only got part of that type of bird. 99 cents to get more. I'm done!!

Frank93940 ,

Decent app

This lite version describes 30 common species of South Africa. Each species of bird is illustrated with a few color illustrations. There are also audio recordings of each species as well as range maps.

Gideon Wentink ,


This is a good app but I would like to see the information in Afrikaans as well. Once that happens I will be glad to pay for the full version.

Dit is 'n goeie toep maar ek sal graag die inligting in Afrikaans ook wil sien. Sodra dit gebeur sal ek graag geld betaal vir die volle weergawe.


Cool Ideas LLC
48.3 MB

Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Cool Ideas LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Eagles $1.99
  2. Pigeons and Doves $1.99
  3. Grebes, Geese and Ducks $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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