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The African Bird Club has published reviews of many of these items in its Bulletins and you can click on the cover to link to a copy of the review if available. You can also find a summary of all the reviews here.

Books & Sounds pages are available for each African country and give further details of the importance of items for each country.

Field Guides | Photographic Guides | Where to Watch and Site Guides | Avifaunas and Monographs | Sound Guides | Mammals | General Titles | Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish | Insects | Plants | Travel Guides |

Field Guides

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Birds_of_Africa_South_of_the_Sahara Birds of Africa South of the Sahara, Ian Sinclair & Peter Ryan, New Holland, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_the_Horn_of_Africa Birds of the Horn of Africa (2nd edition 2011), Nigel Redman, Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe, A&C Black, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_the_Atlantic_Islands Field Guide to the Birds of the Atlantic Islands, Tony Clarke, A&C Black, Softback Buy Now
  Birds of the Canary Islands, A&C Black, Softback Buy Now
Collins_Bird_Guide Collins Bird Guide (2nd edition), Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström, HarperCollins, Hardback Buy Now
Collins_Bird_Guide Collins Bird Guide (2nd edition), Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström, HarperCollins, Large Format Hardback Buy Now
Collins_Bird_Guide Collins Bird Guide (2nd edition), Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström, HarperCollins, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_East_Africa Field Guide to Birds of East Africa, Terry Stevenson & John Fanshawe, Poyser, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_Gambia_and_Senegal A Field Guide to Birds of Gambia & Senegal, Barlow, Wacher & Disley, A&C Black, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_Senegal_and_the_Gambia Birds of Senegal and The Gambia (2011), Nik Borrow and Ron Demey, Christopher Helm, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_Ghana Helm Field Guide Birds of Ghana, Nik Borrow & Ron Demey, Helm, Softback Buy Now
Birds_Indian_Ocean_Islands Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands, Ian Sinclair & Oliver Langrand, New Holland, Softback (second edition) Buy Now
Birds_of_Kenya_and_N_Tanzania Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, Zimmerman, Turner & Pearson, A&C Black, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_Macaronesia Field Guide to the Birds of Macaronesia, Eduardo Garcia del Rey, Lynx Editions, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_the_Middle_East Birds of the Middle East (2nd Ed.), Richard Porter & Simon Aspinall, Poyser, Softback Buy Now
Raptors_of_EME_and_N_Africa Field Guide to the Raptors of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, William S Clark, Oxford University Press, Softback Buy Now
Raptors_of_the_World Raptors of the World: A Field Guide, James Ferguson-Lees & David A Christie, A&C Black, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_the_Seychelles Birds of the Seychelles (2nd edition), Adrian Skerrett & Tony Disley, A&C Black, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_Southern_Africa Sasol Birds of Southern Africa (4th edition), Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton & Peter Ryan, Struik, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_Southern_Africa Newman's Birds of Southern Africa, Ken Newman, New Holland, Softback Buy Now
Roberts_Birds_of_Southern_Africa Roberts Bird Guide, Hugh Chittenden, John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of St_Helena_and_Ascension Guide to the Birds of St Helena & Ascension Island, Neil McCulloch, RSPB, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_Western_Africa

Birds of Western Africa, Nik Borrow & Ron Demey, Helm, Hardback

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Field Guide to the Birds of Western Africa, Nik Borrow & Ron Demey, Helm, Softback. 

 

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Photographic Guides

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  African Safari Photography, Chris Weston, Photographers' Institute Press, Hardback Buy Now
African_East_Atlantic_Flyway_Guide

African East Atlantic Flyway Guide, Barlow, C.R. & Dodman, T., Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, Softback.

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Birds_in_Africa Birds in Africa: An Introduction and Survey to the Birdlife of Africa, Rainer Christian Ertel, Fauna Verlag, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Masai_Mara Birds of the Masai Mara, Adam Scott Kennedy, WILDGuides, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_Southern_Africa A Photographic Guide to Birds of Southern Africa, Ian Sinclair, New Holland, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_Southern_Africa Complete Photo Field Guide Birds of Southern Africa, Ian Sinclair & Peter Ryan, Struik, Softback Buy Now

Where to Watch and Site Guides

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Canary_Islands A Birdwatchers' Guide to the Canary Islands, Tony Clarke & David Collins, Prion, Softback Buy Now
Finding_Birds_in_Egypt Finding Birds in Egypt, Dave Gosney, EasyBirder, Softback Buy Now
Where_to_watch_Birds_in_Ethiopia Where to watch birds in Ethiopia, Claire Spottiswoode, Merid Gabremichael & Julian Francis, A&C Black, Softback Buy Now
  Finding birds in The Gambia, Dave Gosney, EasyBirder, Kit Buy Now
Birdwatchers_Guide_to_Morocco A Birdwatchers' Guide to Morocco, Patrick & Fedora Bergier, Prion, Softback Buy Now
 

Finding Birds in Morocco: coast and mountains, Dave Gosney, Kit

 

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  Finding Birds in Morocco: the deserts, Dave Gosney, SBK & DVD Buy Now
Birding_Map_of_Southern_Africa Sasol Birding Map of Southern Africa, Ian Sinclair and Trevor Hardaker, Struik, Map Buy Now
Southern_Africa_Birdfinder Southern African Birdfinder: Where to find 1400 bird species in southern Africa, C Cohen & C Spottiswoode, assisted by J Rossouw, New Holland, Softback Buy Now
Review Soutpansberg-Limpopo Birding Self Drive Route, Sarah Venter, BirdLife South Africa, Softback Buy Now
Where_to_watch_birds_in_Uganda Where to watch birds in Uganda, J Rossouw & M Sacchi, Softback Buy Now

Avifaunas and Monographs

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IBAs_in_Africa Important Bird Areas in Africa and Associated Islands, L D C Fishpool & M I Evans (Eds), BirdLife International, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Africa Birds of Africa Volume II, edited by Urban, Fry & Keith, A&C Black, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Africa Birds of Africa Volume III, edited by Keith, Urban & Fry, A&C Black, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Africa Birds of Africa Volume V, edited by Brown, Fry, Keith, Newman & Urban, A&C Black, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Africa Birds of Africa Volume VI, edited by Brown, Fry, Keith, Newman & Urban, A&C Black, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Africa Birds of Africa Volume VIII, The Malagasy Region, Roger Safford & Frank Hawkins, Poyser, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Angola Birds of Angola, W J R Dean, British Ornithologists Union, Hardback Buy Now
Review An Atlas of Wader Populations in Africa and Western Eurasia, Simon Delany, Derek Scott, Tim Dodman & David Stroud, Wetlands International, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Cape_Verde_Islands Birds of the Cape Verde Islands, Cornelis J Hazevoet, British Ornithologists Union, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Ethiopia_and_Eritrea Birds of Ethiopia and Eritrea, John Ash & John Atkins, A&C Black, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_The_Gambia Birds of the Gambia, M E J More, British Ornithologists Union, Hardback Buy Now
The_Golden_Oriole Golden Oriole, Jake Allsop & Paul Mason, T&AD Poyser, Hardback Buy Now
Gulls Gulls of Europe, Asia and North America, K M Olsen & H Larsson, Helm, Hardback Buy Now
Handbook_of_bird_identification Handbook of Bird Identification for Europe and the Western Palearctic, Mark Beaman & Steve Madge, A&C Black, Hardback Buy Now
IBAs_of_Kenya Important Bird Areas in Kenya, Leon Bennun & Peter Njoroge, RSPB & NatureKenya, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_Liberia Birds of Liberia, Wulf Gatter, Helm. Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Malawi The Birds of Malawi: An Atlas & Handbook, F Dowsett-Lemaire & R J Dowsett, Tauraco Press & Aves (Liège, Belgium), Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_Somalia Birds of Somalia, J S Ash & J E Miskell, A&C Black, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Morocco The Birds of Morocco, Michael Thevenot, Rae Vernon, Patrick Bergier, British Ornithologists Union, Hardback Buy Now
Nocturnal_Birds_of_Southern_Africa Nocturnal Birds of Southern Africa, John Carlyon, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Southern_Mozambique The Birds of Southern Mozambique, Phillip A Clancey, African Bird Book Publishing, Softback Buy Now
Review The Birds of Nigeria, J Helgood et al, British Ornithologists Union, Hardback Buy Now
Parrots_of_the_World Parrots of the World, Joseph Forshaw, Helm, Softback Buy Now
Pipits_and_Wagtails Pipits and Wagtails of Europe, Asia and North America, Per Alström & Krister Mild, Helm, Hardback Buy Now
Raptors_of_the_World Raptors of Europe and Middle East, Dick Forsman, A&C Black, Softback Buy Now
Review Birds of Sao Tome & Principe with Annobon, Peter Jones & Alan Tye, British Ornithologists Union, Hardback Buy Now
     
  Important Bird Areas of Southern Africa, Edited by Keith Barnes, BirdLife South Africa, Softback Buy Now
Birds_of_St_Helena Birds of St Helena, Beau Rowlands et al, British Ornithologists Union, Hardback Buy Now
IBAs_in_Tanzania Important Bird Areas in Tanzania, Neil & Elisabeth Baker, RSPB, Softback Buy Now
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Roberts Nests and Eggs of Southern African Birds: A Comprehensive Guide to the Nesting Habits of over 720 Bird Species in Southern Africa, Warwick Tarboton, Jacana Publishers, Softback

 

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  The Birds of Togo, Robert A Cheke & J Frank Walsh, British Ornithologists Union, Hardback Buy Now
     
Review Bird Atlas of Uganda, Margaret Carswell, Derek Pomeroy, Jake Reynolds & Herbert Tushabe, British Ornithologists' Club, Hardback Buy Now
IBAs_in_Uganda Important Bird Areas in Uganda, Byaruhanga, Kasoma and Pomeroy, RSPB & NatureUganda, Softback Buy Now
Warblers_of_Europe Warblers of Europe, Asia and North Africa, Kevin Baker, A&C Black, Hardback Buy Now
Birds_of_Zambia Birds of Zambia, Robert J Dowsett, Dylan R Aspinwall, Françoise Dowsett-Lemaire, Tauraco Press & Aves, Softback Buy Now
IBAs_in_Zambia Important Bird Areas in Zambia, Peter Leonard, Zambian Ornithological Society, Softback Buy Now

Sound Guides

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  Animal Calls of Africa, Len Gillard, Gillard Bird Cassettes, CD Buy Now
     
Reviews 1 and 2 African Bird Sounds, Claude Chappuis & British Library, National Sound Archive, 15 CD Set Buy Now
Birds_Songs_of_Europe_N_Africa Bird Songs of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, Andreas Schulze & Karl-Heinz Dingler, Edition Ample, 2 MP3 Discs Buy Now
Birds_of_the_Comoros Sound Guide to the Breeding Birds of the Comoros, Marc Herremans, CD Buy Now
East_African_Bird_Sounds Please note that this DVD has been replaced by a download from iTunes. Buy Now
Bird_Song_of_the_Gambia_and_Senegal Bird Song of The Gambia & Senegal, C Barlow, J Hammick & P Sellar, Mandarin Prodns., 3 CD Set Buy Now
Bird_Song_of_Kenya_and_Tanzania Bird Song of Kenya & Tanzania, J Hammick, Mandarin Prodns., CD Buy Now
Birds_Sounds_of_Madagascar Bird Sounds of Madagascar, F Hawkins & R Ranft, British Library, CD Buy Now
Bird_Sounds_of_Indian_Ocean_Islands Bird Sounds of Madagascar, Mayotte, Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Mauritius, Pierre Huguet and Claude Chappuis, Société d'Études Ornithologiques de France, 4 CD set Buy Now
  Bird Song of Mauritius (An Introduction), J Hammick, Mandarin Prodns., CD Buy Now
Birds_of_North_West_Africa Birds of North-West Africa, Jean C Roché, Jérôme Chevereau, Sittelle, CD Buy Now
Common_Bird_Calls_of_Southern_Africa 300 Common Bird Calls (Southern Africa), Guy Gibbon, SA Birding, Double CD Set Buy Now
Bird_Songs_of_South_Africa Birdsongs of South Africa, Scott Connop, CD Buy Now
Sounds_of_Zambian_Wildlife Sounds of Zambian Wildlife, Bob Stjernstedt, MP3 Buy Now

Mammals

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Mammals_of_Africa Mammals of Africa (6 volume set), Editors: Jonathan Kingdon, David Happold, Thomas Butynski, Michael Hoffmann, Meredith Happold & Jan Kalina, A&C Black Buy Now
Mammals_of_Southern_Africa Smithers' Mammals of Southern Africa: A Field Guide, Peter Apps, Struik, Softback Buy Now
Mammals_of_Southern_Africa Mammals of Southern Africa, Chris & Tilde Stuart, New Holland, Softback Buy Now
Animals_of_Masai_Mara Animals of the Masai Mara, Adam Scott & Vicki Kennedy, WILDGuides, Softback  Buy Now
Field_Guide_to_African_Mammals Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals, Jonathan Kingdon, A&C Black, Softback Buy Now
Guide_to_E_C_and_S_African_Mammals Photographic Guide to Southern, Central & East African Mammals, Chris & Tilde Stuart, New Holland, Softback Buy Now
Bats_of_Britain_Europe_and_NW_Africa Bats of Britain, Europe & North-west Africa, Christian Dietz, Otto von Helversen & Dietmar Nill, Helm, Hardback Buy Now
  Les Mammifères Djibouti, Alain & Danielle Laurent, Hardback Buy Now
Mammals_of_the_Kruger Field Guide to the Mammals of the Kruger National Park, H Schultze, New Holland, Softback Buy Now
Mammals_of_Madagascar Mammals of Madagascar: A complete guide, Nick Garbutt, A&C Black, Softback Buy Now
Collins_Mammals_of_Africa Collins Field Guide to Mammals of Africa, Mark Andrews, HarperCollins, Softback Buy Now
Larger_Mammals_of_Africa The Larger Mammals of Africa, Chris & Tilde Stuart, New Holland, Softback Buy Now
Kingdon_Pocket_Guide Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals, Jonathan Kingdon, A & C Black, Softback Buy Now
Mammals_of_Europe_North_Africa_and_Middle_East Mammals of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, S Aulagnier, P Haffner, A J Mitchell-Jones, F Moutou & J Zima, Helm, Hardback Buy Now
  Photographic Guide to Mammals of North Africa & Middle East, Chris & Mathilde Stuart, New Holland, Softback Buy Now
Underdogs Underdogs, Neil Aldridge, Pisces Publications, Hardback Buy Now

General Titles

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Dangerous_Creatures_of_Africa Dangerous Creatures of Africa, Chris & Mathilde Stuart, New Holland, Hardback Buy Now
Diving_and_Snorkelling Diving & Snorkelling Guide to Tropical Marine Life of the Indo Pacific Region, Matthias Bergbauer & Manuela Kirschner, John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd., Softback Buy Now
Lost_Land_of_the_Dodo Lost Land of the Dodo, Anthony Cheke, Helm, Hardback Buy Now
The_Good_Bird_Guide The Good Bird Guide, Keith Marsh, Helm, Softback Buy Now
  Kenya: A Natural History, Steve Spawls, Glenn Matthews, A & C Black, Hardback Buy Now
Madagascar_Wildlife Madagascar Wildlife, Nick Garbutt, Hilary Bradt, Derek Schuurman, Bradt, Softback Buy Now
  The Natural History of Madagascar, Eds S M Goodman & J P Benstead, Chicago UP, Softback Buy Now
Complete_Mediterranean_Wildlife Complete Mediterranean Wildlife, Paul Sterry, HarperCollins, Softback with plastic cover Buy Now
Safari_Sketchbook Safari Sketchbook, Martin Woodcock, Esker Press, Hardback Buy Now
Wildlife_of_Seychelles Wildlife of Seychelles, John Bowler, WILDGuides, Hardback Buy Now
Wildlife_of_South_Africa Wildlife of South Africa, Duncan Butchart, Struik, Softback Buy Now
Plants_and_Animals_of_Tristan_da_Cunha Field Guide to the Animals and Plants of Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island, Edited by Peter Ryan, Pisces Publications, Softback Buy Now

Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish

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Reptiles_and_Amphibians_of_E-Africa Pocket Guide to the Reptiles & Amphibians of East Africa, S Spawls, K Howell & R Drewes, A&C Black, Softback Buy Now
  Photographic Guide to Snakes, other Reptiles & Amphibians of East Africa, Bill Branch, New Holland, Softback Buy Now
Frogs_of_Southern_Africa Complete Guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa, Louis de Preez & Vincent Carruthers, Struik, Softback Buy Now
  Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa, Phil & Elaine Heemstra, Softback Buy Now
Snakes_of_S_Africa Photographic Guide to Snakes & other Reptiles of Southern Africa, Bill Branch, New Holland, Softback Buy Now

Insects

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Butterflies_of_Southern_Africa Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa, Steve Woodall, New Holland, Softback Buy Now
Collins_Butterfly_Guide Collins Butterfly Guide, Tom Tolman & Richard Lewington, HarperCollins, Softback Buy Now
Collins_Butterfly_Guide Collins Butterfly Guide, Tom Tolman & Richard Lewington, HarperCollins, Hardback Buy Now
Insects_of_S_Africa Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, M Picker, C Griffiths, A Weaving, New Holland, Softback Buy Now

Plants

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Wild_Flowers_of_the_Mediterranean Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean, Marjorie Blamey & Christopher Grey-Wilson, Helm, Softback Buy Now
Orchids_of_Europe_and_N_Africa Orchids of Europe, North Africa & the Middle East, Pierre Delforge, A&C Black, Hardback Buy Now
Orchids Orchids and Wildflowers of Kitulo Plateau, Rosalind Slater & Tim Davenport, WILDGuides, Softback Buy Now
  Wild Flowers of South Africa, John Manning, Struik, Softback Buy Now
     

Travel Guides

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Angola Angola (Bradt Travel Guide), Mike Stead and Sean Rorison​, Bradt, Softback Buy Now
Botswana Botswana: Okavango Delta, Chobe, Northern Kalahari, Bradt Safari Guide, Softback Buy Now
  Ethiopia, Philip Briggs, Bradt, Softback Buy Now
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Traveller's Guide to Wildlife of Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda, David Hosking & Martin B Withers, HarperCollins, Softback
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Madagascar Madagascar: The Eighth Continent: Life, Death and Discovery in a Lost World​, Peter Tyson, Bradt, Softback Buy Now
Wildlife_of_Southern_Africa Wildlife of Southern Africa (Collins Traveller's Guide), David Hosking & Martin B Withers, HarperCollins, Softback Buy Now

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