Audubon Bird Guide: North America
By National Audubon Society
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The best field guide for the season.
Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides. With more than 2 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in North America.
Audubon Bird Guide: North America is an outstanding mobile field guide resource completely updated to the current AOU checklist. The app includes 821 species; advanced gallery view for easy comparison and search; field mark call outs; a “Find Birds with eBird” feature powered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; and 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 Account – post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers 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 from the National Audubon Society (NAS). For more information, please see: www.audubon.org/apps.
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 3.6
•Fixed Location issues.
•Edit your NatureShare post or your Comments right from within the app.
•Removed log-in requirement from ‘Find Birds with eBird’—see recent sightings and notable species in your area!
•Removed log-in requirement from app opening—you will be prompted to log in to NatureShare only when you press a ‘login required’ feature.
•Smaller, easier-to-install app optimized for size and performance.
•Download Packs that allow you to download only the content you want before going in to the field.
•Donate to the National Audubon Society with a few easy clicks and support our conservation mission.
Doesn't work very well on my iPad. I have location services turned on, use the horrible map interface to select my location. Sometimes it puts me back at the original address of NY. I drag the pin to my location but it says I am somewhere else. I finally got the pin on my address after multiple attempts. It reverted back to no location. It doesn't respond when I try to use an existing photo for a profile picture. It never asked for access to my photos. As another user reports, I was supposed to receive a confirmation email but never did (yes, my email address was correct). This app is not ready for prime time, at least not on my iPad. Pay the money for one of the iBird apps. iBird Ultimate is well worth the money.
Not so scientific
There is some issues in the interface that have been lingering for years. I have contacted the developers but got ignored. The most annoying thing is that species is not ordered by their scientific names by default, and if you sort birds by their scientific names, the app won't show their English names. Sorting in scientific name is essential even for beginners because it combines the birds in the same genus together which shows how their evolved. Almost all other field guides use the scientific names as their default sorting order and it is for a good reason.
The interface of the app needs an overhaul to match the iOS 9 flat style.
My birding app of choice.
Having tried several other apps, this one is my favorite. Not only does it have detailed notes, lots of photos and bird calls, but it also has eBird search functionality. eBird maps have proved very difficult to use in my phone browser, but this app makes it easy to search for recent, nearby species sightings.
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: Sep 28, 2015
- Version: 3.6
- Size: 116 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: National Audubon Society, Inc.
- © National Audubon Society
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.