Birds of the World - eBirdsW - A Bird App is a member of the World Life Forms family of products designed to provide easy to use, powerful tools for accessing images and information of the world's diverse life forms.
With over 2,000 life forms with images (counts by order are below) eBirdsW and an additional 2,800 life forms without images can serve as a reference tool for biologists, educators and students. The life forms are accessible by common name, latin name and taxonomy.
Each life form is presented with an image, a textual description, and it's taxonomy tree. Maps are also included for many of the life forms.
A free sampler, eLifeFormsW - A Search Life Forms Sampler is available for free download and review. We strongly recommend all interested customers download and sample the demonstration version before buying our paid for products. This "try before you buy" policy allows for interacting with the user interface, content sampling and overall review of the presentation. As regular users of wild life reference materials, we believe our products are best positioned as a supplement to the field guides, software identification tools, atlases and other animal and plant life compendiums and not a replacement.
Taxon Order Counts
Anseriformes (Duck And Geese) 100
Apodiformes (Swift And Hummingbird) 426
Apterygiformes (Kiwis) 1
Caprimulgiformes (Nightjar) 15
Casuariiformes (Cassowary) 2
Charadriiformes (Shorebird) 180
Ciconiiformes (Herons And Allies) 54
Columbiformes (Pigeon And Dove) 58
Coraciiformes (Kingfisher) 52
Cuculiformes (Cuckoo And Roadrunner) 21
Falconiformes (Eagles Hawks Falcons) 83
Galliformes (Fowl) 104
Gaviiformes (Loons) 5
Gruiformes (Cranes And Allies) 43
Musophagiformes (Turacos) 4
Passeriformes (Perching) 500
Pelecaniformes (Pelican) 28
Piciformes (Woodpecker And Toucan) 89
Podicepediformes (Grebes) 8
Procellariiformes(Albatross And Allies) 19
Psittaciformes (Parrots) 112
Sphenisciformes (Penguins) 9
Strigiformes (Owl) 34
Struthioniformes (Ostrich) 8
Tinamiformes (Tinamouse) 2
Trogoniformes (Trogon) 27
Turniciformes (Buttonqual) 2
- added new species
- upgraded to new iOS and new device support
- universal version includes optimizations and fixes for larger screens including iPad
Ratings and Reviews
The app has a lot of room for improvement. Thumbnails are too small on my iPad and pictures are not very clear. They should have included a flow chart of features so one could narrow down the identity of the bird. When I did locate two bird species, I was not sure which one. I could have narrowed my search further by indicating the seeds it was eating or something else I saw. Someone who already knows much about birds might be able to find more, but someone like that probably won't find much more. This has great potential but needs much work yet.
Another help to producer: pushing two buttons to get to the Same place is unfriendly. Make your app user friendly and even for the beginner. Test it on a young child.
Doesn't have very common species such as the European goldfinch!!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.