Sasol eBirds

Sasol eBirds

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

NB: Please note that an additional download of 185MB is required once this app has been installed. Please ensure you use a WiFi connection to prevent additional data costs.

"In southern Africa the Sasol eBirds would undoubtedly be my first choice. The text is detailed, the navigation system is user friendly and the opportunity to listen to recordings of calls and songs is a huge asset. Above all, the superb paintings by Norman Arlott and Peter Hayman have stood the test of time and are more detailed, more accurate and more life-like than anything on offer in other birding apps for the region." — Mark Cocker, author of Birds and People

- Images, distribution maps and text descriptions of over 950 bird species found in the Southern African region.
- Audible calls for over 630 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. Includes GPS detection of your current location.
- "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 to your storage card, email or to extended record format.
- GPS location tagging of bird sightings.
- View the Bird Index by English or Afrikaans bird names.

* Uninstalling/reinstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep a backup from the application (My List -> Export).

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Recently changed in this version

* Fixed maps not displaying on 7 inch screen tablets.
* Fixed bug with menu not showing correctly.

Comments and ratings for Sasol eBirds
  • (62 stars)

    by Jonathan Zwart on 09/03/2014

    Well worth the money. Back up your list regularly if it important to you. The playable calls are great for flushing birds. Something a book could never do.

  • (62 stars)

    by Trisha Daya on 21/01/2014

    The Sasol bird app is fairly user friendly and I enjoy the bird call feature. However, the Smart Search does not function well and this is the main reason I bought it.This needs to be improved with an update before I would recommend this app to anyone.

  • (62 stars)

    by Tiaan Wessels on 03/01/2014

    Useful for basic birding but coverage of SA birds incomplete. Sketches instead of photo's makes it hit and miss afair to identify birds.

  • (62 stars)

    by Johan Swart on 28/12/2013

    Just need to extend birds of SA and the calls. Also would love to see my map of loggs that I created

  • (62 stars)

    by Margaret Koegelenberg on 16/12/2013

    Would be nice to be able to sort birds that I mught see in the area I live. Otherwise a handy app to have & to keep record of birds I've sited & heard.

  • (62 stars)

    by Stefan Coetzer on 25/11/2013

    Brilliant app with a major flaw: the bird log does not sync across multiple devices. What were you thinking guys?

  • (62 stars)

    by Franscois Weideman on 10/11/2013

    Especially the bird call feature. Having birds reply on the calls making it easier to identify them