Join BirdLife South Africa

Join BirdLife South Africa as a member and help conserve our country's magnificant birdlife. The more members we have, means a louder voice and more income for our important conservation work.

Join BirdLife South Africa today!  

IMPORTANT NOTE, the link below is for new applications only. Should you wish to purchase a gift membership, please click here 

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Membership Benefits

As a membership benefit, you will receive six 6 issues of BirdLife South Africa's magazine, African Birdlife, 12 e-newsletters, a membership card and bumper sticker and, very importantly, you will contribute to the conservation of our country’s birds and their habitats

Subscription to BirdLife South Africa does not give automatic affiliation to a bird club. There are many benefits to be gained from joining a bird club and BirdLife South Africa encourages you to join a bird club in your area. Click here to find out more ...
Membership Categories, Fees* and Benefits
Standard membership: R475.00 per annum (Overseas: R945.00 per annum)

Adults between the ages of 18 and 60

  • Six issues of BirdLife South Africa's magazine, African Birdlife
  • BirdLife South Africa membership card
  • BirdLife South Africa supporters' sticker
  • Invitations to BirdLife South Africa talks and events
  • Monthly e-news, which includes updates on our work and interesting information about birds and birding
  • Two free bird call ringtones for your cell phone
Students or senior citizens: R335.00 per annum (Overseas: R780.00 per annum)

A reduced rate for registered students at any university, technikon or school in South Africa or individuals over 60 years of age or individuals under 18 years of age

  • Six issues of BirdLife South Africa's magazine, African Birdlife
  • BirdLife South Africa membership card
  • BirdLife South Africa supporters' sticker
  • Invitations to BirdLife South Africa talks and events
  • Monthly e-news, which includes updates on our work and interesting information about birds and birding
  • Two free bird call ringtones for your cell phone
Conservation League membership: R2 900 per annum

A special membership category where you not only get to know that you are making a special difference to birds and their conservation, but you also get the following:

  • Six issues of BirdLife South Africa's magazine, African Birdlife
  • BirdLife South Africa membership card
  • BirdLife South Africa supporters' sticker
  • Invitations to BirdLife South Africa talks and events
  • Monthly e-news, which includes updates on our work and interesting information about birds and birding
  • Two free bird call ringtones for your cellphone

Special acknowledgement from BirdLife South Africa as a "Conservation League" supporter (you will receive a certificate from BirdLife South Africa, and your name will appear on a prestigious scroll on our website and in our Head Office)

*Fees are valid from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

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Complete the membership application form or download and complete in hard copy


Sign up and pay online

Download the membership application form  pdf BLSA Membership Form 201617 (87 KB)
Please complete the form and return via email: membership@birdlife.org.za or fax to +27(0)11 789 5188

Payment details

For secure, online credit card payments, please use the online form above

EFT or direct deposit – please use your initials and surname as payment reference (new members) or your membership number (current members)

Please email or fax proof of payment to membership@birdlife.org.za or +27(0)11 789 5188

BirdLife South Africa bank details:

Account Name: BirdLife South Africa
Bank: First National Bank, Randburg
Branch Code: 254005
Account Number: 62067506281
SWIFT: FIRNZAJJ

Important Information about paying BirdLife South Africa membership fees

For more information, please contact Shireen Gould, Membership Manager, on +27(0)11 789 1122 or email membership@birdlife.org.za

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