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