Collins Bird Guide – The Ultimate Field Guide for Britain & Europe
By NatureGuides Ltd.
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*** Winner of the 2014 FutureBook Award for Best Non-Fiction Digital Book ***
‘It’s much more convenient than taking a big book with you...the Collins app is fantastic.’
– Chris Packham, Metro
‘The Collins Bird Guide app is destined to become a real triumph, the ultimate in field guide apps — and deservedly so.’
The Collins Bird Guide App combines world-class illustrations and comprehensive information with intuitive design to create the ultimate field guide for passionate birders and casual birdwatchers alike. The app is based on the landmark book by Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström, universally acknowledged as the standard European field guide. This definitive work has been reimagined for iPad and iPhone by birders for birders.
The Collins Bird Guide App provides everything you need to identify a species quickly and learn about it thoroughly. Immerse yourself in the exceptional illustrations, maps, calls and concise text. Use the powerful search filter and curated confusion lists to focus in on a species. The Collins Bird Guide App is an essential companion always to hand on your iPhone, and available to browse in full glory on your iPad.
• Over 700 species covered
• 3500+ beautiful illustrations by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström
• Detailed text covering habitat, range, identification and voice by Lars Svensson
• Record sightings, location and date with the listing tool
• Powerful search filter
• Intuitive design to quickly and easily swipe through species
• Curated lists of confusable species
• Over 750 carefully selected songs and calls – many by Lars Svensson
• Select species names from 18 languages
• Expertly edited video clips for all 794 species in the app (In-App Purchases)
• Available in English, Swedish, Norwegian, French and German
• Weighs nothing!
As well as the optional video library, the app incorporates British Trust for Ornithology/BirdWatch Ireland/Scottish Ornithologists' Club Bird Atlas 2007–11 mapping data as an in-app purchase, providing the most comprehensive location mapping of any bird guide app.
Find out more about the app and its creators: collinsbirdguideapp.com
Collins Bird Guide App requires iOS 8.1 or later.
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What's New in Version 1.3.0
Thank you for updating to 1.3
In this version we're introducing a new intuitive and powerful listing tool! Keep track of your bird sightings with a list for every walk, trip or expedition. Easily record sightings, location, date and make notes in your personally curated lists.
There are also new content additions, including extensive audio updates.
We've continued to improve the video download experience and we've fixed some other minor bugs to make your birding better.
Be great when it's finished
For the cost of this program and the Collins name you would expect more but it lacks a lot. Illustrations and database search is great, but the writers seem to want to make more out of the in app purchases which is real sad when you have paid a lot of money for it. The side that lets it down is the record listing. It is just so poor it hard to describe its like writing records in a book rather than a modern medium. The listing display is so poor I like to view my records after I have written them but this display is bad. Is should display them on a separate page but has like a little note page rubbish I'm afraid. I brought this as my present bird app doesn't cover out of UK though I have been using it for France records. But this app gives great records search and display that's it. Your paying 13 quid just for that really, the rest of the program is poor. If your happy like me to pay an over inflated price for the information carry on. But it's not a value for money deal. Sad really you would expect more. This is even no iCloud back up, in this day and age the norm really. Look at ispiney products for that much better value for money.
Bottom line great information but needs to be fully finished and it just doesn't feel like it is.
Great app, but can we get a backup feature?
Changed my rating from 5 back to 4, as I would like to see a backup feature. At the moment, if I lost my phone, my records would be gone and I couldn't restore them. This has happened to me previously and is very frustrating. Other than that, this is a great app which makes it incredibly easy to identify birds. I use this across Europe and it always comes in handy. A great feature is the ability to compare birds to similar species which the app will pick out for you. I'm sure this has helped me avoid a good number of misidentifications! Bird song recordings are also great, and if you pay the extra few pounds for the more detailed UK map, it's well worth it. The illustrations are superb and cannot be faulted and the text descriptions are detailed and well thought out. Since the recent update which allows you to add the exact location of your sighting and map this, along with noting time, date and other observations, I would say this app is now very nearly the full package! Keep twitching!
I would say this is now the perfect app as far as I am concerned! I use this across Europe and it always comes in handy. A great feature is the ability to compare birds to similar species which the app will pick out for you. I'm sure this has helped me avoid a number of misidentifications! The birdsong recordings are also great, and if you pay the extra few quid for the more detailed UK map, it's well worth it. The illustrations are great and cannot be faulted and the text descriptions are very detailed and well thought out. Now that you can add the time, date and location of your sightings, this app really is the full package. It also syncs across all devices, meaning that the data you input won't be lost. Spot on!
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: 20 August 2015
- Version: 1.3.0
- Size: 707 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Swedish
- Developer: NatureGuides Ltd.
- © Touchpress Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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