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 of these coming from beta versions of the new app) bringing the total in the database to 63,345!  Thanks are due to Andre Botha (431; South Africa), Darcy Ogada (392, Kenya), Brian Waswala (4; Kenya), Bernard Madden (12; Southern Africa) and Clive Barlow (108, The Gambia).

As of today African Raptor Observations is available to the public for download from the Google Play store!  The app keeps the recording of raptors simple but leverages powerful new technologies to deliver precise locations and functionality.  Of real significance is the behind the scenes tracking of observer effort making records submitted considerably more useful.  This combined with the addition of features such as ‘point and locate’ and voice recording makes for a very powerful application.  More information is available on our website at

Anyone can download the app to their Android device from – if you’ve been testing a beta version then please ensure that you first upload any observations and then uninstall it prior to installing this release.

We’re really looking to receiving your data via this application!

Best wishes,

Tim, Rob and the ARDB team