National Series of Bird Spotter's Books
Nasionale reeks VoŽl Kitsgids Boeke

The first two books in an innovative and popular new series of bird books (guides) are now available in hard copy and electronic format. The electronic format of the book also includes bird calls. The books are easy to use and to understand with many new features, colour codes and different icons and is available from the authors by mail order in English and Afrikaans.

  Features of the books:


  • 192 pages, 110 mm X 180 mm, soft all weather cover (pocket sized).

  • Full colour. More than 800 photographs.

  • All 468 bird species of the Bushveld.


  • 224 pages, 110 mm X 180 mm, soft all weather cover (pocket sized).

  • Full colour. More than 1000 photographs.

  • All 588 bird species of the Bushveld.

  • A photograph of each bird.


  • Excellent photographs of more than 150 photographers.

  • Written by well-known RSA birders Saartjie Kidson & Herman van Niekerk.

  • Written in collaboration with leading experts, universities and museums.

  • Innovative with a unique Shapefinder and Dueldex .

  • Separate English and Afrikaans editions available.

 DVD with bird calls

  • Electronic Spotter's Guide for computer.

  • Bird calls added.

  • Supplements hard cover book.

  • Hailed as best product developed for RSA birders in recent years.

  • Books and DVD's fully endorsed by Birdlife South Africa. See images and information below.









70 minute CD with 208
common and distinct
South African bird
calls - commentary in
English and Afrikaans



Laai Afrikaanse bestelvorm af


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Saartjie Kidson en Herman van Niekerk in gesprek met Joe Grosel (middel) tydens die vrystelling van Kitsgids tot VoŽls van die Bosveld in Pietersburg-Polokwane (Oktober 2007). Joe Grosel het ook die voorwoord van Kitsgids tot die VoŽls van die Bosveld geskryf.


In this photograph the lay-out of the popular series of bird books can be seen.





At the banquet during the launch of the Lowveld Bird Spotterís Guide at Sefapane Lodge in Phalaborwa on 23 March 2009. From l. t. .r.: Rick Nuttall, President of Birdlife SA, Annachris Sewards, Chairman of the  Phalaborwa Bird Club, Herman van Niekerk and Saartjie Kidson, authors, and Dr. Salomon Joubert, who wrote the introduction to the Lowveld Bird Spotterís Guide.


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