The Larger Illustrated Sasol Guide
to Birds of Southern Africa
- This new edition of "Sasol Birds"
is larger in both size and extent; a new section deals with
the identification of "problem species", or those
which are difficult to tell apart. Intended for use in the
field, the text is pitched at a level to appeal to beginners,
although the detail suggests it may also be of interest
to more serious and professional birdwatchers. Distribution
information is shown by means of a colour map, and the whole
book is colour-coded according to the different bird groups.
Probably the best of the current guides.
The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African
Superb, concise and
compact enough to use in the field. All the mammals you
are ever likely to encounter on a trip to africa. For
anyone with an interest in African mammals, there really
is no substitute. More than 700 illustrations by the authoritive
and acclaimed Jonathon Kingdon.
Birds of Africa South of the Sahara:
A Comprehensive Illustrated Field Guide
- This book is the first time ever that
a field guide is aiming for the whole region - from 20 deg
N up to 200 nautical miles off the continent shores (including
Socotra but not Madagascar, Seychelles and other Indian
and Atlantic Ocean Islands).
Lonely Planet Watching Wildlife
: Southern Africa
- This guide covers more than 100 top
bird and wildlife-watching destinations, in South Africa,
Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia, from capital
city day trips to dozens of national parks. Each destination
has a map to the best sites and detailed itineraries. The
100 page wildlife gallery (mainly birds and mammals) is
a delight to read and for each group of species there is
a "hotspots" caption picking out the key sites...recommended,
especially as a pre-trip planner.
Sasol Birding Map of Southern Africa
- Featuring over 200 of the top birding
sites, this easy-to-use, illustrated map acts as a guide
to watching birds in southern Africa. Details of each birding
site are featured, including descriptions of habitat, and
the type of bird to be found there.
Field Guide to the Birds of Southern
- This text uses colour photographs
to identify more than 900 species of birds known to occur
from Antarctica to the Zambezi River. The book is divided
into more than 150 plates, each grouping similar birds which
are often difficult to distinguish in the field. Comparative
descriptions are given, drawing attention to those diagnostic
or distinctive characters that make field identification
easy. For each species the scientific and English and Africaans
common names, length, habitat and call is given. Relative
abundance within the region is indicated and whether the
species is endemic or not, while maps show where the birds
are likely to be found.
Watch Birds in Africa
- One of a series of guides devoted
to birdwatching, this book contains site accounts, plans,
maps, lists of birds in the regions and advice on planning
bird-watching trips. It deals with over 200 sites in detail,
and mentions many others. Each country is covered alphabetically,
including archipelagos and isolated islands off the African
mainland, for example, the Azores. Bird lists are included
under the headings "Endemics", "Specialities",
"Others" and also "Other Wildlife",
if relevant. Access details are given, often with detailed
site maps. The emphasis of the book is "bird finding",
that is, where to go for the "best" species
Birds of Africa
- A comprehensive account of the birds
of Africa. The text covers all the avifaunal families that
occur in Africa, discusses the species that occur within
each family, and provides representative examples of each
family in depth. Also included is a general introduction
to the major avifaunal regions of Africa.
Birds and Beasts -
- A gallery of African wildlife, studied,
sketched and painted by Hanlon in their natural settings.
Each of his major paintings is reproduced in colour with
the initial working sketches alongside
Travel Guides for South Africa:
Johannesburg (Bradt Mini Guide Johannesburg)
- Jo'burg has worked hard to improve its international reputation
and is now one the largest and most vibrant cities in Africa.
Easy reading and very informative.
Lonely Planet: South
Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland
- A stunningly fact filled book about
South Africa. Whilst primarily a tourist guide, bird watching
opportunities and details of National Parks and reserves
are well featured. (Over a hundred reserves are covered
in varying detail.) The Kruger has a chapter to itself,
there are details of how to see South Africa's only Penguin
colonies, Ndumo sounds like a magical experience for the
Planet : Cape Town
- No fewer than sixteen National Parks,
Nature reserves and Forest Parks are described in the immediate
vicinity of Cape Town. Add that to a two page section on
where to go birding near Cape Town and we have a truly useful
travel guide for the visiting birder. Culture, history,
fine walks and the wine trail, its all in here. A must for
the visitor spending any time in the Cape.
Travel Atlas of South Africa: 1998
Catering for the needs of tourists
and visitors, this travel atlas covers places of interest,
scenic routes, national parks and key sites in South Africa.
The town and city plans of the major centres pinpoint
key buildings and places of interest as well as where
to stay. Distance and climate charts enable travellers
to plan their visits, while photographs reflect the atmosphere
of the country.