Nov 052014
ARDB update: October 2014

Database grows by 2,314 to 97,945 records with 1,015 received via Android app 6,786 kilometres travelled over 162 hours in the app’s survey mode First helicopter and focused nest survey data received More data in via African Raptor Observations and our first helicopter survey data by spread sheet. New data has been received by spread sheet (see the list and map below) and added into the ARDB from Andre Botha […]

Oct 012014
ARDB update: September 2014

Database grows by 1,536 to 95,554 records with 772 received via Android app 2,922 kilometres travelled over 77 hours in the app’s survey mode Huge boost in uptake of the app following BirdLife SA’s African Birdlife magazine article Rick Watson’s Bateleur data for Kruger NP added to the ARDB A great response to Darcy Ogada’s call for help with Cassin’s Hawk Eagle records This month has seen the number of records […]

Sep 042014
ARDB update: August 2014

Database leaps by 24,702 to 90,999 records 331 records received via African Raptor Observations app 2,682 kilometres travelled over 55 hours in the app’s survey mode A call for help with Cassin’s Hawk Eagle records This month has seen the highest number of records submitted to the ARDB ever!  A staggering 24,702 new records were added! Andre Botha has submitted Ronelle Visagie’s data which totals 6,821 records for the Karoo […]

Sep 032014

Darcy Ogada and the ARDB are trying to get all the existing Cassin’s Hawk Eagle records into the ARDB for a small project we are working on.  We currently (3/9/2014) have 80 records; 45 recent and 35 historic (Snow Atlas).  We’d appreciate your help in adding any additional records you may have or know of that are not already on the map.  Please send any records to Rob (

Aug 082014
ARDB update: July 2014

Database reaches 67,683 records (3696 records received during July) 1st operational month for Android app (546 records received) 1st data received for Madagascar A milestone month for the ARDB in more ways than one!  We’ve received a tremendous 3696 records which includes 546 from the newly launched African Raptor Observations Android app!  We’ve also received the ARDB’s first data for Madagascar (via the app!) – read on for more info…  […]

Jul 072014
ARDB update: June 2014

Database reaches 63,345 records 947 records received this month (including 186 via beta mobile app) African Raptor Observations Android application released     Another busy month for the ARDB!  We’ve received more data but have also been working incredibly hard to deliver the finishing touches to the ARDB’s mobile app; we’re delighted to be able to tell you that it’s now available! We’ve received an additional 947 records (with 186 […]

Jun 062014
ARDB update: May 2014

Database reaches 62,398 records 837 records received this month Project logo developed 10th Annual Conference of the Birds of Prey Programme, Etosha National Park, Namibia African Harrier-hawk May has been exceptionally busy for the ARDB!  We’ve not only been processing more data but have also developed a project logo and presented at the 10th Annual Conference of the Birds of Prey Programme, Etosha National Park, Namibia – read on for […]

May 022014
ARDB update: April 2014

 Database reaches 61,410 records636 records received this month  Another productive month for the ARDB!  The database now stands at 61,410 records which is fantastic!  We’ve had a further 330 records from Andre Botha for Southern Africa which brings his contribution to the ARDB to 20,013!  We’ve also received 301 records from Oliver Fox for The Gambia who Clive Barlow referred to the ARDB – great job guys!  Even I’ve managed […]

Apr 102014
ARDB update: March 2014

 Database stands at 60776606 records received during March 2014Automatic registration put in place It’s been another productive month for the ARDB; the database now stands at 60,264 records which is fantastic!  We’ve had 72 records in for Cameroon from Robbie Whytock which has helped boost the record density in an otherwise sparsely covered area (see map below).  Andre Botha has kindly submitted a further 581 records he gathered during January […]

Jan 102014

It’s been a great 2013 for the ARDB… the record count now stands at an impressive 57,547 which spans a total of 25 countries. We’ve had contributions from a wealth of people and are very grateful for the submissions to date! Please check out the end of year review which is available to download from here More information can be found on the resources and status pages… Here’s to an […]

Aug 192013

habitat INFO are keeping up the pace with the ARDB and continually rolling out new developments.  This month we have developed new Java based webmaps for viewing and editing (Our editing webmap requires registration) which we hope will improve the experience of our users.  We have also extensively worked on the database schema over the past few months in order to make sure its as comprehensive as possible.  We aim […]

Oct 192012

Dr. Rob Davies along with the Peregrine Fund has today launched the ARDB at the Pan-Africa Ornithological Conference in Tanzania.  More to follow. Find out more about the project here and check out the project’s resources here.