Audubon Birds Pro
By Green Mountain Digital
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The best field guide for the season!
Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides! With 1.3 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in North America. Highest quality at an affordable price.
We are proud that 8% of every sale goes directly to Audubon to support its mission to conserve and protect nature's at-risk birds and wildlife.
The award-winning Audubon Birds is now Audubon Birds Pro, an outstanding mobile field guide resource completely updated to the current AOU checklist with two new species, the Sagebrush Sparrow and Bell’s Sparrow split from the Sage Sparrow. And with “Find Birds with eBird” powered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; 821 total species; advanced gallery view for easy comparison and search; field mark call outs; and NatureShare - a social community of birders who observe, identify, and share their observations and photos in the mobile app and online.
•Identify 821 species with in-depth descriptions including information on appearance, habitat, behavior, and more
•Over 3,200 images from the world-renown VIREO, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s world-wide collection of bird photography, Philadelphia.
•Eight hours of the most exceptional, highest quality bird sounds.
•Robust seasonal and migratory range maps.
•Browse species in a gallery view and filter by shape, region and color, aiding quick identification.
•Find Birds with eBird - the ability to locate birds seen recently around you, drawing on the continuously updated database from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and eBird.
•Create a Personal Nature Account – post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers to NatureShare and Facebook or via email with an easy and user-friendly interface.
What People are Saying:
“Now every birder can have the equivalent of a rare bird alert and comprehensive field guide wrapped into a single mobile app.” - Gary Langham, vice president and chief scientist for Audubon
“Instead of the hefty field guides, the apps give the nature photographer a very portable and lightweight library of natural history information.” – Jim Clark, Outdoor Photographer Magazine
AppPicker (“Best of” Lists, Jan 2013): “Audubon Birds…largely regarded as the best bird watching app…”
2011 APPY Award Finalist
“All I can say is WOW and double WOW! I have had Audubon Birds for a couple of years and have seen it grow into the BEST bird app for iOS! ...I am just blown away with all the new additions. My favorite is showing all the birds in a group (thumbnails) and when tapped lightly the name shows up. What a way to learn new birds. I just cannot express how much I love the update. Thank you…” - E Uhls
About Audubon Guides:
Audubon Guides are a comprehensive suite of digital field apps created in alliance with National Audubon Society (NAS). For more information, please see: http://natureshare.com/home.html#apps.
About the Developer:
Green Mountain Digital, the world's largest publisher of digital field guides, collectively generating over 1 million downloads; over 100 App Store promotions; and numerous awards. It was founded in 2009 in Woodstock, VT. The company has designed and published more than 75 mobile apps across multiple platforms, including Audubon Birds of North America, Orvis Fly Fishing: The Ultimate Guide, GardenMinder, Sailing World: Knots and Splices, FishBlue, and NatureTap. GMD is the creator of NatureShare, an innovative social platform that allows users to collect wildlife sightings and outdoor experiences and share them with others.
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What's New in Version 3.4
• Fixed 'Posting Failed' Error
• Improved Stability
• Bug Fixes
Could be great
I love this app and have been using it for over a year however it is so buggy that I might have to give it up. Cons: it shuts down randomly. I have reloaded the app a number of times which addresses the issue until it happens again.
It continues to randomly not accept my password and the tech assistance for this issue has no continuity. When I request a new password, I either get no answer for days or am sent two or even three different links to change my password. This was terrible during a recent trip to the Everglades when I really needed the app. Pros: really easy to navigate, excellent photos and ID tips; data for recent sightings is up to date and really useful. Connection to Ebird lists is also great but it forgets where I am located and is a bit chastising when you don't have a photo to back up your citing. All in all, it still could be better.
Great when it works
This app is so useful, when it works. I don't know if it just crashed on me or what, but with the latest version I can't get it to show any birds at all! Nothing comes up when I search, and when I enter "browse by shape" or " browse by family" or anything like that! I can't access any bird profiles whatsoever! When it used to work, though, it was such a great tool to have in the field, regardless of the skill level of the birder using it. I would have given it five stars in an instant, if only it had not crashed. It would definitely be worth the money if it was more reliable.
Could be great. But...
I used to use the national geographic bird app until I found this one. The thing that really made a difference for me was actual pictures of birds, instead of field guide artist renditions. The ability to listen to the bird calls/sounds is very clumsy (you have to hit the button just right or it won't play). And placing the location feature for sightings used to work 50% of the time. But since the recent update it won't work at all. That's kind of a deal breaker for me. So until it is fixed, it looks like the national geographic app will be my goto
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: Jun 12, 2014
- Version: 3.4
- Size: 736 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Green Mountain Digital LLC
- © Green Mountain Digital
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.