The vision of BirdLife South Africa is to see a country and region where nature and people live in greater harmony, more equitably and sustainably. BirdLife South Africa’s mission is to strive to conserve birds, their habitats and biodiversity through scientifically-based programmes, through supporting the sustainable and equitable use of natural resources and by encouraging people to enjoy and value nature.

BirdLife South Africa is a registered non-profit and public benefit environmental organization and produces its own birds and birdwatching magazine, African Birdlife.

BirdLife South Africa is honoured to have three distinguished South Africans, Mrs Gaynor Rupert, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe and Mr Mark Shuttleworth, as its Honorary Patrons.

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The Gough Project

BirdLife South Africa’s sister organisation, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), have launched a fundraisin... Read more

Outreach Donations

Birdwatchers are generally a privileged lot! We have binoculars, sometimes several pairs. Some of us are fortunate enough to ... Read more

Bird of the Year 2019

Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius   BirdLife South Africa has selected the Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentar... Read more

2019 AGM

Save the Date for BirdLife South Africa’s 90th AGM which will be taking place on Saturday 11 May at the Nedbank Head Off... Read more

We would like to thank the following sponsors and supporters for their continued support