The vision of BirdLife South Africa is to see a country and region where nature and people live in greater harmony, more equitably and sustainably. BirdLife South Africa’s mission is to strive to conserve birds, their habitats and biodiversity through scientifically-based programmes, through supporting the sustainable and equitable use of natural resources and by encouraging people to enjoy and value nature.

BirdLife South Africa is a registered non-profit and public benefit environmental organization and produces its own birds and birdwatching magazine, African Birdlife.

BirdLife South Africa is honoured to have three distinguished South Africans, Mrs Gaynor Rupert, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe and Mr Mark Shuttleworth, as its Honorary Patrons.

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State of South Africa’s Bird Report

BirdLife South Africa has recently published the first State of South Africa’s Birds Report, the first of its kind for ... Read more

Owl Awards

The BirdLife South Africa Owl Awards ceremony originated from our need to acknowledge the companies and individuals who donat... Read more

The Gough Project

BirdLife South Africa’s sister organisation, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), have launched a fundraisin... Read more

Bird of the Year 2018

BirdLife South Africa has chosen the near-endemic African Black Oystercatcher Haematopus moquini as the Bird of the Year fo... Read more

We would like to thank the following sponsors and supporters for their continued support