Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2

South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi

A BirdMAP project

Adhoc protocol
Additional information
Map options
Select Year:   Animate  Stop
Colour scheme:

The Coverage map shows the project coverage on a pentad scale. To view a more detailed summary of an area, open the relevant areas coverage map from the top menu.

To view the pentad information, click on the pentad, to open a pentad summary, double click.

A 5 minute x 5 minute coordinate grid super-imposed over the continent for spatial reference.

The number of pentads that have cards in each catagory

Download species summary (CSV FORMAT)
Download card data (CSV FORMAT)
Download the KML layer for Google Earth

This data can be uploaded/linked directly into any GIS software which supports geoJSON protocols, such as QGIS. More information on geoJSON can be found at

Add a Vector layer to you project targeted at the following link:

Please note that geoJSON files are mostly used by users of GIS software who want to do further analyses. For most users the species maps on the website will be sufficient, for example you can zoom in to see the specific location of a species. However, if you wat to analyse the data in more detail follow these steps. First install a GIS programme such as QGIS(it is free). You will then have to download the speciesís geoJSON file under the species maps in the Downloads tab (for example for Cape Rock-jumper). The following short video will then explain to you how to load the map into QGIS using the URL of the geoJSON page - Click here

Site admin: Michael Brooks