BirdLog North America
By Birds In The Hand, LLC
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BirdLog is the first and only mobile data app for quickly and easily recording and submitting your sightings directly into eBird from the field! Forget about notebooks, pencils and sitting at your computer. Transform your bird sightings into eBird submissions to build your own lists while sharing your sightings and supporting conservation.
You’ll enter more lists with BirdLog and enter them more accurately. It is easy to tally birds as you go—and thus counting them more accurately, automatically capturing the time and duration, and using the device’s GPS and map interface for greater precision of locations.
BirdLog was developed by active eBird users as a power app for submitting data into eBird. If you are not already familiar with eBird, we recommend that you visit ebird.org and register before using BirdLog the first time.
Here's what some birders are saying about BirdLog, the only app for directly submitting sightings into eBird from the field:
“I enter more checklists simply because it’s so easy, and still have more free time at home. I’ve waited for in-the-field data entry for years,” Marshall Iliff, eBird Project Manager.
“The ability to record real-time bird observations in the field and have them flow directly into the eBird database has huge implications, not just for birders and eBird, but for citizen-science in general,” Brian Sullivan, eBird Project Manager.
“BirdLog is stunning in its simplicity and efficiency. I now enter my almost daily observations in the field with greater accuracy in time, date, and numbers,” Ohio eBirder.
BirdsEye BirdLog is the exclusive mobile data entry app for eBird that allows you to:
-- Plot the exact location of your sightings using your phone's GPS
-- Easy 1 tap to increment species counts
-- Create new personal locations or choose an existing hotspot or personal location for your checklist
-- Create checklists even when there is no cell coverage for later submission to eBird
-- Automatically keeps track of day and trip lists that you can email to yourself or friends
-- Enter birds quickly and easily as you see them using bird codes or full names
-- Scroll and review your checklist before submitting it
BirdLog is a universal app for crystal-clear use on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Our company is committed to birds, the birding community and bird conservation. Every BirdsLog purchase you make directly supports the eBird project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We think they’re worth it—now and for the future of birds and their habitats.
This version includes the US (including Hawaii) and Canada. Our world version, called "BirdsEye BirdLog -- Worldwide" is available for birders who want world coverage. The advantage of the regional versions compared to the world version is that the lists are smaller and slightly faster because they do not need to juggle the full worldwide taxonomy, and because they offer a much shorter default list for use when creating a checklist offline.
What's New in Version 1.7.1
Fixes bug where data loss occurred in certain situations.
New to me
I like that I can report directly to eBird on this application. I don't like the way I have to scroll through all the species to get to the one I am interested in or I have to type it at the top. EBird allows one to pick from the most commonly reported birds at the top of the list before scrolling down to the less commonly reported birds. I would like to be able to do that on this application as well.
Having used birdlog for awhile now, I can say it is very convenient when I am out and about to just bring up my current location and record the birds that I am seeing in real time. Rather than scroll through the species, I start to type in the name and birdlog brings up my choices and I tap the one I am reporting. It still would be easier to have a local list of birds I have reported come up first, but I have become used to this one the way it is.
I used to make a New Year's resolution each year to come home from birding and enter my list into ebird immediately. That always lasted about a month, and then I would start putting it off until "tomorrow. " Therefore, i never had a complete year of information entered into ebird. Birdlog changed all that. I was intimidated at first, but now it seems so easy to just enter the birds as i go along. My records are now more complete.
Good way to keep track
Easy to use in the field to keep track of birds. Will be nice when voice technology allows dictation, but still great to use when lulls in bird activity or at the end if the trip. Another possible improvement might be to add the four letter abbreviations next to the common name to help folks out if they want to learn those too.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Oct 14, 2013
- Version: 1.7.1
- Size: 2.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Birds in the Hand, LLC
- © 2012 Birds in the Hand, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.