A complete guide to the biology and identification of the 80 species of waders (shorebirds) recorded in southern Africa, plus a further 21 potential vagrants. Available in printed edition (R380) and eBook edition (R295). Get your copy today!

The prices below include a R100 delivery fee (same for Aramex Courier, PostNet to PostNet delivery or standard Post Office delivery). Details at the bottom of the page.

Chamberlain's Waders
Chamberlain's Waders
Chamberlain's Waders
Chamberlain's Waders
Chamberlain's Waders
Chamberlain's Waders
Chamberlain's Waders


It’s simple…

STEP 1: Decide on a delivery method (see details below) for South Africa. If you’re outside South Africa, books can be obtained from WildSounds or NHBS in the UK, or Buteo Books in the US.

STEP 2: Fill in the contact form on this page so I have your details. When you press SEND it will take you to the payment page. Note that nothing is supposed to happen upon completion of the form – we will await payment from you before we send the book.

STEP 3: Make a payment. You can pay with a credit card through PayFast, by clicking on the buttons below. Or you can do an EFT, making sure to use your surname or cell number as reference so we know who the payment is from!

STEP 4: Give me a few days (I’m often away from the office for birding) to process the order and package your book.

STEP 5: We’ll send your book(s) to you, and provide you with a tracking number ASAP.

You can email a proof of payment if you like, but as long as we have your details and a payment reference, everything should be fine. But don’t hesitate to get in touch if anything is unclear or if you have special requests.



I drop the book(s) at my local Pick & Pay, and Aramex delivers to your door. For main centres, delivery is by 12:00 on the next day. For outlying areas, up to 72 hours. If you’re on a farm or in an isolated area, it’s a little more tricky (details are on their website). Please make sure someone is there to collect the book during business hours.


I drop the book(s) at my local PostNet branch, and they deliver it to your nearest PostNet branch. This is quick and reliable – if you live near any of the 300+ PostNet branches in South Africa. To find your nearest branch, check out the PostNet branch locator.PostNet branch locator.


Aah, the good old Post Office. We can mail books to any postal address in South Africa. They will keep the book at the counter and notify you that it ready to collect. You have to go in person, as they will not relinquish the parcel to someone with a different name (even a spouse). This takes 1-2 weeks. We will provide you with a tracking number. May be the only option if you’re in an isolated area.


Sending books overseas from South Africa is expensive and delivery takes a loooong time. However, you can get the book from WildSounds or NHBS in the UK, or Buteo Books in the US. If you’re in Namibia, Botswana etc. contact me so we can make a plan.


Note that I am no longer in Pretoria – I now live permanently in Langebaan on the West Coast (see contacts page for a map). If you’re in the area you are welcome to pop in – you might bump into our local Southern Black Korhaan and Verreaux’s Eagles. Please Email or phone (084 515 1207) to arrange a time, and we’ll meet up and chat. It is not necessary to pay ahead of time or fill in the contact form on this page if you want to collect the books . There is obviously no delivery cost when you collect in person, so the price would be R380 per book. You can pay beforehand if you like, but you can also pay with a card when you’re here (perhaps the least admin), or in cash. I do regular talks and courses all over the country, and I always bring books along to sell.


This is a self-published book and is generally NOT available in most commercial bookstores. However, Chamberlain hardware stores in Gauteng will have the book in stock as of mid-December 2016. Find your nearest branch via their website.


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