This page provides the official BirdLife South Africa checklists in both English and Afrikaans. If you have any queries or comments, please email  Chris Lotz.

BirdLife South Africa official Checklist of Birds in South Africa 2016

Download the excel version here

Click on the images below to download the pdf versions of the checklists.

Checklist cover 2017 cover       Afrikaans Checklist 2017 cover


Die Afrikaanse Voelnaamgroep (AVNG or Afrikaans Bird Name Group)

document History of the AVNG (36 KB)

document Geskiedenis van die AVNG (42 KB)