The Bird Guide of Southern Africa

Bird Guide 2014 cover final - Laura

Author: Ulrich Oberprieler

I am currently revising my Bird Guide of Southern Africa.
It will be available in the middle of 2015.

Size: 245 x 170 mmNumber of pages: 448
Softcover with protective vinyl sleeveSecond edition: 2015

The following changes will be implemented:

• A larger size: 245 x 170 mm - the same as my Raptor Guide of Southern Africa.
• A protective vinyl sleeve.
• Regular pelagic species to be included.
• Larger photographs.
• Additional tables of information.
• Additional symbols to indicate relative sizes.
• Updated distribution maps.

The new edition will retain the following popular features:

• The 12 logical, colour-coded groups.
• A user-friendly system of colour codes and cross-references.
• Excellent colour photographs to illustrate differences between male, female, juvenile, breeding plumages and other variations.
• Symbols to depict the birds’ preferred habitat, food, sociability and nest type.
• Comprehensive text to highlight important information


Comments on the current edition:
I bought the Bird Guide of Southern Africa, a photo guide, which is an excellent book, especially for the more subtle groups and for its updates on species' splits and up to date distribution maps.
David Bryant

Personal communication:
The best field guide around.
Member of the Cape Bird Club