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

2.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Luke1234512 ,

You have to buy each species individually.

This app is a joke. You have to pay R30 to unlock each species. That comes to over R2500. Pathetic. Why isn’t there a buy all option the price of a normal bird book?

TenMules ,

Excellent Application

This is an excellent app. It does what it says, and no hidden agendas. Thanks. Will in future buy the full version.
Brownie points to the developers for providing a lite version - you see what you are going to get, with no surprises of downloading and then having to find out you do not see anything until you purchase.
A definate YES!

Narina Trogon ,


Dear Developers. This is a wonderful app and having lots of fun. Need to change the bird lists. Is it not possible to be able to keep the main list (of all birds I've seen) but delete the smaller lists eg dates and places. Also can't you total the list do birds under date/places as well.


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 R29.99
  2. Owls R29.99
  3. Kingfishers R29.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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