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for Birding in Southern Africa

The most powerfully visual
bird book ever for Southern Africa

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Two Volume Box Set

You’ll receive a boxed set of two volumes with over 1400 spectacular photographs of birds covering all 960 species recorded. Both volumes are packed with fascinating descriptions from 18 top bird authorities who reveal their personal observations and knowledge in an easy to read style. Brought to you by best-selling authors, Peter Ginn and Geoff McIlleron, this really is the ultimate companion for exploring southern Africa’s abundant bird life.

The photographs are so amazing that we
just had to publish TWO volumes!”

Geoff McIlleron, best-selling author

Never before published images of gripping interest for birders.
Dynamic action shots of birds flying, fighting, nesting, feeding, attacking and flocking.



Peter Ginn

24 years after the record-breaking success of his last big book, The Complete Book of Southern African Birds, Peter Ginn has done it again. Four years in the making, The Ultimate Companion for Birding in Southern Africa takes bird books as we know them to a whole new level with his incredible insight, specialist bird knowledge and exceptional photography. An Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and the Photographic Society of Southern Africa, Peter pioneered the use of photographs to illustrate bird books in the 1970s, and has already put together more than 10 iconic bird books for the southern African region, each one building on the success of the previous one.


Geoff McIlleron

With over 35 years’ experience co-authoring a number of popular bird books, Geoff McIlleron has teamed up again with Peter Ginn for the second time since the resounding success of their book, The Complete Book of Southern African Birds. Honorary President of the Plettenberg Bay branch of BirdLife South Africa and a member of the Photographic Society of South Africa, Geoff’s life-long love of the natural world and dedication to its photography has seen him put together a personal collection of photographs covering well over 600 southern African bird species.

What Experts are Saying

The most spectacular bird book ever published in South Africa!”

Mark Anderson
CEO, Birdlife South Africa

The Complete Book of Southern African Birds was amazing, but with THIS book Peter and Geoff have taken it to a whole new level!”

Doug Newman
Birding Specialist

I’m blown away by the photography. Stunning.”

Dr W. Richard J Dean
Percy FitzPatrick Institute
of African Ornithology

What Readers are Saying

It is magnificent beyond words. I cannot think that one could call it a bird book. It is an absolute masterpiece!“

Wessel Rossouw
Jeffrey’s Bay, Eastern Cape

I am totally blown away – what a magnificent publication. It is without doubt the best Southern African photographic Bird book EVER produced! I am lost for suitable words of accolade.

Mike Bridgeford
Plettenberg Bag, Western Cape

What a magnificent publication in 2 volumes! This book will certainly be a lifetime companion. Thank you to all who contributed to show us what a kaleidoscope of birds there are in our beautiful country.“

Ralph Jones
Wilderness, Western Cape

Wow there are some wonderful photos... really makes me want to head back into the bush and take more photos!“

Deirdre Outram
Nottingham Road, KwaZulu-Natal

It has way surpassed my expectations. The quality of the content and printing is just the best I have seen.“

Mark Samuelsson
Florida Park, Johnannesburg, Gauteng

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A beautifully boxed set of the large double volume coffee table books.

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A leatherbound and beautifully presented set, personalised and autographed by the authors.

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Free with the purchase of The Ultimate Companion for Birding in Southern Africa, the app draws on this popular book’s wealth of information, distribution maps and photographs, condensing the double volume book for use in the field. Easy to download and to use, the app features 560 bird calls from birding guru Doug Newman’s sound library.


Click on the button below for instructions on how to download the app for all Apple devices.

Download Manual

Click on the button below for instructions on how to download the app for all Android devices (including Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Nexus, etc.)

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