Audubon Birds Pro
By Green Mountain Digital
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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 3.2
The app now conforms to the most recent changes made to the AOU checklist.
Sage Sparrow has been split into Sagebrush Sparrow (Artemisiospiza nevadensis) and Bell’s Sparrow (Artemisiospiza belli)
Corrected an issue that may have prevented some users from logging into NatureShare. If you still cannot login after running the update, please try logging out and back in. If this still does not work, please contact email@example.com
This is a decent app. The Natureshare community part is very good and I really like that. However, the identification part is lacking. All of the illustrations in the app are pictures, first off. I don't think pictures are the best way to identify birds. Even worse, it only points out field marks on one or two of the pictures, and that always seems to be the adult male! Also, there are a few points which are wrong in the content. First off it states Thayer's Gull has more black under the wing then Herring, even though the opposite is true. Secondly, the last picture of a Slaty Backed Gull. I suppose it could be a Slaty Back, but it would be impossible to identify it as such in North America, and it's supposed to be guide to North America! The final in amuses me more than it annoys me. The Black Backed and White Wagtail were lumped into one species years ago, yet the app still considers them separate species! To make the whole situation even more surreal, it has updated the Sage Sparrow and Xantus Murrelet splits, which happened in the last two years! Consequently, the app is good, but cannot yet replace the written field guide.
Way overpriced for what it offers
The pro of this app is its extensive information. It really would be the only app a birder in No. America would need.
The cons of this app are many. It crashes constantly. I can count on it simply exiting itself with every use that may last more than 3 minutes. If you are not holding the ipad just so, the app will not justify itself to the screen, making the user twist and turn the ipad until it pops into the only position it will allow for the app to be seen- vertical with the home button on top.
The above issue still happens. I use this app on my iPad and i don't have a smartphone. I like to post the sightings on here when I get home. I cannot change my location so everything looks like I found it in my backyard. Also, i would like to follow other natureshare users who live in my area but I can't search for that.
I feel like the developers have abandoned this app as there have been no updates even though it definitely needs one. This is an expensive app and I just don't think it offers what it should for the price.
Good except too much Big Brother
I find the photos and sounds very useful and especially like using the 'similar' feature (to consider lookalikes). The intelligent search has not been too helpful. My *one supreme complaint* is that they took away my ability to keep my own list of sightings -- unless I'm connected to the 'net and logged in. I have an iPod -- wifi only! When I'm in the field I *can't* connect and I'm not interested in sharing everything anyway. Very disappointing to have this capability taken away in an 'upgrade'!
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Nov 15, 2013
- Version: 3.2
- Size: 907 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Green Mountain Digital LLC
- © Green Mountain Digital
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.