Audubon Bird Guide: North America
By National Audubon Society
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The best field guide for the season.
Audubon Bird Guide: North America is an outstanding mobile field guide resource completely updated to the current AOU checklist. With almost 2 million downloads to date, it is one of the most trusted authoritative bird field guide for North America. The app includes 808 species; advanced gallery view for easy comparison and search; field mark call outs; “Find Birds with eBird”, powered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; the ability to keep Lists and log Sightings; and a social community of birders who observe, identify, and share their observations and photos in the mobile app and online.
•Identify 808 species with in-depth descriptions including information on size, 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 NatureShare Account – post Sightings, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers with an easy, 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 Bird Guides: Audubon Bird Guides are the best digital birding field apps from the National Audubon Society (NAS). For more information, please see: www.audubon.org/apps. An App Tutorial iOS video is available at https://youtu.be/R8T6FVFFumU.
About the Developer:
The National Audubon Society saves birds and their habitats throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon's state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon's vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at www.audubon.org and @audubonsociety.
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What's New in Version 4.8
-‘Help Birds Now’: Citizen Science! Plants for Birds! Action alerts!
-See NatureShare sightings in your State/Province with new ‘Local Posts’ tab
-Tap to enlarge & zoom NatureShare photos
-New FAQs, including details on all new features
Good, but clunky to navigate
Been using this app for years (since before it was free), primarily for the sounds and eBird sighting feature, but occasionally for range maps and visual IDs. Most of the time, it gets the job done. My biggest issue is the clunkiness of searching for species and using "Find Birds with eBird." It'd be nice to be able to search by four-letter codes (e.g. WTSP) and go directly to eBird sightings from a species profile page (many fewer birders use NatureShare). There are also some species, generally those with limited North American ranges, lacking recordings, especially recordings of calls.
Love app, can't use lists
Either the FAQs page is wrong, or I am blind (both possible). I have read, and reread the FAQs concerning lists, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to fracking make an entry. Posting a sighting apparently has no option for doing this.
Other than that (VERY ANNOYING) problem I love this app. I especially love the advanced search feature, as it helps narrowing things down to a few possibilities. I especially love the images and the diagnostic characteristics they point out, and the songs which include accents from different regions. It's $10-20 well spent.
New update solves everything!!!
Love that I can now share sightings locally and zoom into other birders' photos. The descriptions are comprehensive and often fascinating, the Voice section fools all the birds in my neighborhood and the Similar Birds section is helpful when it comes to identifying similar species. Wish the Range section labeled the maps as my geography is lousy. Otherwise, thumbs up all round!
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Mar 23, 2017
- Version: 4.8
- Size: 100 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: National Audubon Society, Inc.
- © National Audubon Society
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.