BirdWatch Zambia BirdWatch Zambia BirdLife International Partner Designate


Welcome to the web site of BirdWatch Zambia (BWZ), formerly known as ZOS (Zambian Ornithological Society).
For over thirty years, BirdWatch Zambia has provided a home for those interested in learning about and protecting Zambia’s bird life.

The society has a serious and long-term commitment to carrying out scientific and educational work on Zambia’s birds and their habitats. In Zambia as elsewhere, some bird species are threatened by habitat degradation, hunting and poisoning. A few species are extremely rare and efforts to protect them must continue.
The society, in conjunction with Birdlife International co-ordinates and sponsors academic research into the status of Zambia’s birds. We maintain an authoritative database of Zambian bird sightings and our publications include a field guide, Zambian checklists, a monthly newsletter and annual bird report.

Monitoring is the key to conservation. With this in mind BirdWatch Zambia is running a yearly monitoring programme in 32 of the 42 IBAs and is hoping to extend this to all the IBAs in the near future.
A Status and Trends Report has been produced for 2008 and 2009 and 2010. The Monitoring Programme has been supported by the EU through RSPB and NORAD through the Norwegian Ornithological Society. Over 100 monitors have been trained in this project to date.

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wattled crane
Wattled Crane -  BWZ Emblem

fish eagle
African Fish Eagle - Zambia's National Emblem

Last updated: 7 Jan. 2013
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