Take our reader survey and stand a chance to win!

African Birdlife is now entering its eighth year and we’d like to discover more about our readers – who you are and what you like (or perhaps don’t like and would like to see changed) in the magazine.

The survey shouldn’t take more than ten minutes of your time and if you would like to stand a chance of winning a pair of Zeiss Terra ED 10X42 binoculars, with a suggested retail value of R9484, or one of five copies of the BirdLife South Africa/Sasol 2020 Birds of Southern Africa calendar, please include your personal details and your e-mail address at the end. In line with personal privacy regulations, your details will not be shared with a third party. The survey will end on 29 February 2020.

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* 1. How would you describe yourself as an African Birdlife reader? Indicate all those that apply.

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* 2. Why do you read African Birdlife? Indicate all those that apply.

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* 3. How long have you been a reader of African Birdlife?

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* 4. About how much time, in total, do you spend reading or looking at an issue of African Birdlife?

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* 5. Not including yourself, how many other people read or look at your copy of African Birdlife?

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* 6. Which sections of the magazine do you read? Select the appropriate response.

  Occasionally Every issue
Upfront
Letters
News & Views
The FitzPatrick Report
SABAP
Bird of the Year articles
BirdLife South Africa section
Garden Birds
Photo Finish
Tail End

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* 7. Indicate how much you enjoy the different types of articles and therefore which you would like to see featured more frequently

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Travel: Local
Travel: Africa-wide
Rare bird reports
Bird biology
Conservation
Book reviews
Equipment/optics reviews
Photographic portfolios
Identification articles
Quizzes/competitions
Readers’ observations
Profiles of birders

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* 8. Do you feel that the levels of the articles are pitched

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* 9. Given the option, what would you change in the magazine?

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* 10. On average, how long do you keep an issue of African Birdlife?

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* 11. What actions have you taken as a result of reading an advertisement in African Birdlife? Indicate all those that apply.

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* 12. Are your buying decisions influenced by advertising or content you see in African Birdlife?

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* 13. What is your preferred source to learn about birds? Indicate all those that apply.

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* 14. Which other local publications do you read regularly? Indicate all those that apply.

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* 15. What are your main birding interests? Indicate all those that apply.

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* 16. On average, how often do you go birdwatching?

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* 17. How long have you been an active birder?

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* 18. Do you maintain a life list of birds you've seen?

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* 19. If you do maintain a list, how many species are on your:

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* 20. How many bird books do you own?

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* 21. Do you travel specifically to go birdwatching?

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* 22. If yes, where have you travelled? Indicate all those that apply.

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* 23. Do you photograph birds?

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* 24. Have you been on a birding or bird-photography tour in the past 12 months?

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* 25. Do you plan to go on a birding or photographic tour in the coming year?

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* 26. What type of gear have you bought in the past year or do you intend to purchase for birding? Indicate all those that apply.

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* 27. Are you a member of BirdLife South Africa?

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* 28. Are you a member of a bird club?

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* 29. If yes, which club?

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* 30. Is conservation an important issue to you?

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* 31. What is your gender?

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* 32. What is your age group?

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* 33. What is your highest education level?

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* 34. What is your employment status?

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* 35. What is your gross monthly household income?

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* 36. In which country do you live?

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* 37. If South Africa, in which province?

Well done! You have completed the survey. Thank you for your time. If you would like to be entered into a lucky draw to win a pair of Zeiss Terra ED 10x42 binoculars, with a suggested retail value of R9484, or one of five copies of the BirdLife South Africa/Sasol 2020 Birds of Southern Africa calendar, please include your personal details and your e-mail address in the following text box:

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* 38. Please provide your contact details if you'd like to be entered in the lucky draw!

Please note that this survey ends on 29 February 2020.
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