African Birdlife
BirdLife South Africa's magazine, African Birdlife

African Birdlife is a bi-monthly magazine and includes well-written articles and stunning photographs of our continent's birds. It is an important mouthpiece for BirdLife South Africa to create awareness about bird research and conservation work.

We also have the expert assistance of two scientific advisors, Professors Peter Ryan and Andrew McKechnie. The magazine production is managed by the African Birdlife Management Committee, and the committee is chaired by David Chamberlain.

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Fantastic birds
and where to find them…

Plus your free Bird of the Year poster!

Green Malkoha at the nest
In a remarkable set of images, Hugh Chittenden shares his photographs of the Green Malkoha at the nest and documents the prey items brought to the young.

Flufftails in the news
Encouraging conservation news about the White-winged Flufftail in South Africa, and an amazing sequence of photographs showing a pair of Buff-spotted Flufftails mating.

Midnight Magic
Spotted Eagle-Owls
Mark Muller realised a long-held dream when he was able to photograph a pair of Spotted Eagle-Owls raising their chicks.

Wader warriors
Tania and Mark Anderson witnessed an unusual and surprisingly violent tussle between two Wood

Best birding sites in Malawi
Malawi has plenty to offer South African birders: it is an easily accessible and budget-friendly destination and has a national checklist of 650 species in an area one-tenth the size of South Africa.

Cape Gannet
Numbers of the Cape Gannet have declined by more than 50 per cent in the past 60 years, resulting in the species being uplisted to Endangered.

Talking Tech
We review the Swarovski CL Companion binoculars.