The following sites contain bird images and are extremely useful in terms of identification and distribution of species. You will find a high accuracy of identification and the photos are of genuinely wild birds. The Oriental Bird Image Database

and for Africa, a site which I have personally spent many hours administering over the past fifteen years, and which now has nearly 25,000 images of more than 2,300 species The African Bird Image Database

Peter Hills has travelled the world in search of birds and has a wonderful collection of photos from some amazing places. I am delighted that he has set up this website to display his best work and I look forward to seeing it grow in future.

If you want to find out more about Africa and its birds, you will find a mine of information at the following site. I should declare an interest here as I have been heavily involved in its development over the past fifteen years along with a number of other African Bird Club members who share a love of Africa and its birds. African Bird Club

The following excellent photographic site focuses on the birds of Southern Africa. Set up by Kevin Ravno and a small group of bird enthusiasts and photographers some years ago, the original aim was to photograph all 965 birds known from this region. They already have an incredible 27,000 images of 931 species. BirdPics

Paul van Giersbergen has taken a superb collection of photographs from all parts of the world. He is an enthusiastic traveller and is especially interested in bird photography. I am sure this site will continue to grow extensively and I look forward to seeing many new collections.

John Caddick

14th July 2021