proudly SOUTH AFRICAN
African Birdlife|March/April 2021
Founded in February 2020, the South Africa Listers’ Club is a community of birders who have recorded 300 or more species within the borders of South Africa. As a protector of the country’s birds, BirdLife South Africa is enthusiastic about encouraging a #ProudlySouthAfrican approach to birding.
ANDREW DE BLOCQ

South Africa is home to 870 recorded bird species, 18 of which are endemic and another 31 are near endemic, which makes it a remarkable country to bird in. Its range of species is enviable, from raptors lording the skies to seabirds navigating the oceans and there are many colourful, intriguing and beautiful birds in between. So it’s not surprising that a large community of birders who seek out these species has developed over the years. The stand-out question is, why did it take so long for a South Africa-focused listers’ club to be established?

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