The perfect
companion for birding
in southern Africa

Struik Nature is proud to have launched the Newman’s Birds app in October 2013. The app is based on the 2010 commemorative edition of Newman’s Birds of Southern Africa, one of the most popular birding guides in southern Africa since its initial publication in 1983.

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Key features

  • 975 southern African bird species
  • More than 1300 labelled illustrations
  • Updated with over 1000 photographs
  • Over 800 bird calls with multiple call types (song, duet, alarm, mating)
  • Easy identification of birds: filter by range from your current location, region, size and colour
  • Search on scientific and common names (English and Afrikaans)
  • Easily compare birds using cross-references in species descriptions
  • Distribution maps for all species
  • Record and safely store your bird sightings in an online Life List

Bird groups and families

The Newman’s app is uniquely organised into 12 major groups of families, according to habitats, feeding habits and other obvious physical features. The families are listed alphabetically, with the number of species in each family shown next to the search icon.

Easy identification

Filter your search by range, region, size and colour to easily identify the bird you have spotted.

You can also search on scientific and common names (English and Afrikaans).

Add bird sightings to your Life List

  • Keep a record of your sightings in your Life List
  • Your data immediately backs up to a secure online database
  • Add birds to your list even if you don’t have internet access at the time
  • Your list will update and autosync across your devices when you next have internet access


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