This is a field guide to the common birds of Southern Africa. Ken Newman has selected over 280 species that the visitor to Botswana is most likely to see while travelling in any part of the country. It contains updated species descriptions with subheadings which guide readers to the information they are looking for, such as status, description, call, behaviour, habitat and distribution. A full checklist of all 550 species that occur in Botswana is cross-referenced with "Newman's Birds of Southern Africa" and there is an alphabetical index of bird groups. Tips on birdwatching in Botswana are also provided, along with the author's own illustrations of the various species.