African Bird Books

I have used many of the best known bird books, any of the ones below are the ones I highly recommend:

Sasol Birds of Southern Africa Newman’s Birds of Southern Africa Collins Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa Newman's Birds of Southern Africa Birds of East Africa
Highly Recommended
Features an advanced technique for improved field identification, and an extensive taxonomy featuring corrected misidentifications and recorded species splits that have occured since the previous edition. Uupdated names based on recommendations of the International Ornithological Committee and name hyphenations. The guide features distribution maps that feature dual shading to show relative abundance of a species in the region, as well as crosses to indicate occurances of vagrants.
Highly Recommended
The eighth edition of this popular Southern African birding book has been updated to incorporate the information obtained since the previous edition relating to the birds of the region. The user-friendly design makes it ideal for use in the field, with aids such as colour-coding of major bird groups, running heads at the top of each page to indicate which family of birds is being described, large page numbers for easy reference and large accurate paintings which reflect the bird as it is seen in the field.
The Collins Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa, is an excellent book if you are visiting any of the countries in this this spectacular birding region, including Kenya and Tanzania.

Review: ‘This is by far the best available guide to the birds in this region, but has one major drawback – virtually no migrants from Eurasia are illustrated.’

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African Bird Book Reviews

Below are links to birding books that I have written full reviews on: