Field guides for Kenya and Madagascar

To: Sonja Ross <>, "" <>
Subject: Field guides for Kenya and Madagascar
From: Steve Clark <>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:08:30 +1000
G’day Sonja

The "Birds of East Africa" by Stevenson and Fanshawe is the standard guide I 
believe.  It is not perfect but mostly fine.  It is also available as an 
iPhone/iPad app.  There is another book that covers Kenya and northern Tanzania 
but I haven’t seen it.  My favourite however is "Birds of Africa South of the 
Sahara" by Sinclair and Ryan.  It is more up to date than S&F.  

I would take S&F on your iphone/ipada and the S&R book.

For Madagascar I’m only aware of “Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands” by 
Sinclair and Langrand.  I think there was recently a new edition.  Mine was 
published in 2003.  It is a nice small field guide.

Steve Clark
Hamilton, Vic

On 14 Apr 2014, at 8:55 pm, Sonja Ross <> wrote:

> It looks as if we may be having a trip to these countries later this year, so 
> I'd be grateful for thoughts on which are the best field guides for them.   I 
> had a quick look on the net and it didn't seem as if there were good apps 
> available, though I'd be happy to be disillusioned about that!
> Thanks,
> Sonja
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