What's BirdLasser all about?
BirdLasser is fun for birders and good for birds. For both beginners and twitchers, BirdLasser is a fun way to record your sightings and share with friends, your community and contribute to conservation.
Plot your sightings with GPS precision
Instantly update your lifelist and share it with friends
Easily share your sightings with conservation bodies to give a better picture of what’s happening to our bird and wild life
Log your sightings
Date/time stamped and geo-referenced data points for each observation
View your observations in map view or list view
View your species lifelist
Share your observations with friends via social media, messages, emails and more
BirdLasser supports the SABAP2 / BirdMAP protocol, more coming soon
Have fun and compete against others with BirdLasser events and challenges.
Take part in BirdLasser challenges and events, see how you stack up against other birders or host an event between friends or colleagues.
Challenges are open to all BirdLasser users. A simple and fun way to see your unique sightings for an area and compare to other BirdLasser users in the same challenge.
Events are private challenges. An easy way to host a corporate challenge and see who can see the most species.
Want to play your part in conservation?
BirdLasser makes it easy to share your observations with the relevant cause authorities – giving them a better understanding of our birds, their habitat changes and the effect on their wellbeing. On the flip side, if you believe our users’ observation data can help your cause, contact us and let’s see if we can get your cause to benefit as well.
Interested in contributing to causes or getting your cause in BirdLasser?
Causes on BirdLasser
BirdLasser already has many causes for users to contribute to
SABAP2 / BirdMAP
SABAP2 / BirdMAP is the most important bird conservation project in the region, because all other conservation initiatives depend on the results of the bird atlas, to a greater or lesser extent.
Birding Big Day 2019
BirdLife South Africa’s 35th BBD was held on Saturday the 30th of November 2019. It was a hot day across the country with teams scoring a couple of species less than what was expected, but overall good scores capped the day. The biggest news of the day was the winning team, a new team on the block, equalling the national record of 325 – congratulations to A Bowl of Corncrakes!