Bird watching has really become quite the hobby/sport lately and with that said there are a number of tools and reference guides meant to help you enjoy your hobby even more. The Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is filled with interactive information regarding bird species in Southern Africa. The app features information on 969 species with more than 2,800 stunning photos available. Learn all about the birds of the region, listen to their calls, watch for them, and really add to your experience.
Whether you are planning a trip to Southern Africa or you just want to learn more about its species of birds the Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa is a full-feature reference guide to refer too. You'll feel as though you have your own virtual guide to help you distinguish between the 969 species in the region. Read about the text descriptions, view maps of where the bird is found, browse through the photos, and there are even audible bird calls for more than 630 species. Moving through the app couldn't be easier just swipe the screen to navigate.
The app offers a vast amount of content in its purchase price however there is also an in-app purchase of $4.99 that gives users access to all the photos. If you’re a birding watching enthusiasts then the in-app purchase seems like it would be well worth it. This is a universal app that once you purchase is available on all your devices. It currently has 3.5 out of five stars from users who have described it as a great learning tool, very useful, and it is highly recommended. In its latest update there were bug fixes and the artwork was updated.
View photos of various species
Birding Watching Tools
The Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa provides users with a number of bird watching tools to help make the experience fun and informative. There is a Bird Compare tool that makes it possible to place two birds side by side and then compare them with illustrations, calls, and photographs. The Smart Search tool gives you the ability to figure out what bird you're looking at based on habitat, bird color, bird size, and beak shape. If you happen to be traveling through a particular region of South Africa you can have the app display the species native to only those areas. Keep track of the birds you've seen as well in our own bird sighting list.