Gibbon Multimedia

Gibbon Multimedia is owned and managed by Guy Gibbon. The company specialises in multimedia productions of birding field guides, and these include the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, Pizzey and Knight Birds of Australia, and RSPB Birds of Britain and Ireland. Publications include apps for Android and iPhone, and Windows PC editions. The unique feature of our publications is they can be used as either a book or as a bird list, with added sounds and photos, and an amazing range of functionality. We are constantly working at improving and upgrading our apps.



Guy Gibbon

Guy Gibbon is a birder, wildlife sound recordist and multimedia publisher. Born and educated in Durban, Guy began birdwatching as a youngster and sound recording while at university. He studied for a Bsc Civil Engineering at the University of Natal and worked for 15 years as a construction and consulting engineer. Every spare opportunity was however devoted to birding and sound recording, and Guy's first bird sound publications in 1981 and 1983 were driven by a desire to share his love of bird sounds. These early works were followed in 1991 by Southern African Bird Sounds, a comprehensive guide to over 900 species. The publication was a success, and Guy began working full time in the field of multimedia publishing. This has over the past 40 years led to nine bird sound publications, four Birds of Southern Africa videos, eight multimedia programs for PC, and a further eight mobile applications for PDAs, phones and tablets.


In 1996 Guy teamed up with the John Voelcker Bird Book fund, publishers of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa books, to publish a multimedia edition. Since then Roberts Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa has become a standard reference for birders in the region. Further collaborations have included the RSPB Birds of Britain and Ireland Interactive Edition in 2005, and the Pizzey and Knight Birds of Australia Digital Edition in 2013.


One of the first mobile birding publications was the Roberts Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa PDA Version in 2003. The move to mobile phones led to the Roberts VII Multimedia mobile editions in 2012 and the Pizzey and Knight Birds of Australia mobile editions in 2013. Maintaining and supporting the mobile apps is now a full time occupation and Guy is constantly seeking to improve and upgrade the apps.


Publications

Bird sounds

1981. A field guide to Southern African Bird Sounds, a cassette guide to 422 species, co-production.

1983. Common Bird Calls of Southern Africa, a cassette guide to 180 species.

1991. Southern African Bird Sounds, a guide to over 880 species on 6 cassette tapes.

1993. Algemene Voëlroepe van Suidelike Afrika, an Afrikaans edition of “Common Bird Calls.

1995. Southern African Bird Sounds, a guide to over 900 species on 6 cds.

1997. African Soundscapes, a selection of wildlife soundtracks.

2002. 300 Common Bird Calls, a double cd guide.

2005. Meditations from Africa, a cd of meditations and soundscapes, co-production.

2013. Southern African Bird Sounds, a guide to over 920 species, completely revised.


Bird Videos

1994. Birds of Kruger National Park, a video-sound guide to 250 species.

1995. Birds of Southern Africa 1, a video-sound guide to 320 species.

1996. Birds of Southern Africa 2, a video-sound guide to 120 additional species.

2003. Birds of Southern Africa 3, a video-sound guide to 115 additional species.


Birding Multimedia for Windows PC

1997. Roberts Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa, PC Version 1.

1998. Roberts Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa, PC Version 2.

2000. Roberts Bird Games, a light multimedia and games edition.

2002. Roberts Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa, PC Version 3.

2005. RSPB Birds of Britain and Ireland PC and PDA Edition.

2011. Roberts 7 Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa, PC Edition.

2011. Roberts Online, an online edition of Roberts 7 Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa.

2013. Pizzey and Knight Birds of Australia Digital Edition PC Edition.


Mobile apps

2003. Roberts Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa, PDA version.

2011. Roberts 7 Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa, PDA version.

2012. Roberts 7 Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa, IOS edition.

2013. Roberts 7 Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa, Android edition.

2013. Pizzey and Knight Birds of Australia, IOS edition.

2014. Pizzey and Knight Birds of Australia, Android edition.

2019. Roberts Bird Guide 2, IOS Edition.

2019. Roberts Bird Guide 2, Android Edition.