BirdsEye Bird Finding Guide
By Birds In The Hand, LLC
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BirdsEye is a unique and power tool that helps you learn about the birds near you and find the birds you want to see. See more birds with BirdsEye!
BirdsEye is a great for birders of any level, naturalists and educators. The free version of BirdsEye also includes stunning and detailed photographs from many top birders, bird photographers and guides.
"Best invention for birding since binoculars"... Kenn Kaufman, author of the famed Kaufman Field Guides to Birds of North America
"A landmark in birding"… John Fitzpatrick, Director, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
The free version of BirdsEye is great for beginning and intermediate birders. It shows you the 100 most common birds near you (or for any spot on earth), which is fantastic for birders who want to learn about the birds you are most likely to see in your yard or the local park.
Paid subscriptions options are available to give you access to every countable species in your region or worldwide.
INSTANT BIRD LISTS
• See customized lists of birds reported recently near you, at birding hotspots, or any random point on earth!
• Sea seasonal abundance for each bird for that location
• View recent eBird sightings and get driving directions to each one
INCREASE YOUR LIFE LIST
• See a list of “needs” - species recently reported nearby that aren't on your selected life or year list
• Reports of rare and notable birds in your area and across the ABA region
• Automatically sync your life or year lists with eBird for the ABA area, world, country, state or even county!
• Find additional content in the Bird Guide Store for other continents, including sounds, images and bird-finding tips from local experts.
• Set Favorite Locations for your destinations to scope out recent sightings
• Get driving directions right to any hotspot or sighting
• Support for bird names in several languages
We have partnered with Birdsounds.nl, the premier online store selling bird sounds packages for many regions around the world. Access these extensive collections of bird songs from right inside of BirdsEye.
Currently available sound packages include:
Bird Sounds of Costa Rica, Brazil, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Mexico, Northern Siberia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Peru, Colombia, Belgium and Holland with more coming soon!
Most BirdsEye functionality is available to all of our users. Certain premium features require a regional or world membership to unlock their full potential. These membership features include:
• More checklists for species on the Rare Bird Alert (vs 3 for free users)
• List of recently reported ABA rarities
• Search for Notables up to 250 miles from current location (vs up to 50 miles for free users)
• Unlimited Favorite Locations (vs 5 for free users)
• Select Months view (only Recents for free users)
• Downloading content for offline usage
A NOTE ON MEMBERSHIPS: In addition to regional versions, we offer a full membership that gives you access to all of the birds on earth and several other features. Your membership helps pay for our ongoing efforts to create the most innovative and powerful birding apps in the world. We do not and have never earned a profit on the sale of this app, but do it to support the birding community. Memberships, donations and the contributions of photos help us keep making BirdsEye better.
To get your membership, just launch BirdsEye and go to the Store. You'll see a membership option. The first monthly payment will be charged to your iTunes Account when you confirm your purchase.
Your BIRDSEYE memberships and subscriptions renew each month and your iTunes account will be charged automatically. You can turn off auto-renew at any point from your iTunes account settings. See birdseyebirding.com/privacy for more information.
We are committed to supporting the birding community and bird conservation through the eBird project. Our goal is to encourage participation through BirdsEye.
What's New in Version 2.2
MAJOR UPGRADE. Please read!
We are excited to introduce a brand new model for BirdsEye. Going forward BirdsEye will offer basic functionality for free so everyone can see the most common species around them. Advanced features will be offered through in-app purchases.
We appreciate those of you who have been supported us over the years. Existing BirdsEye users will not have to pay more to continue getting the great features you are used to. Plus this upgrade will be bringing you some new features like searching by month and more favorite locations. If you have questions or are unsure about whether you're getting full access, please contact customer support for help. (email@example.com)
Here's a more detailed summary of changes:
You asked for an easier way to explore just the birds you are interested, and now you can! Browse all Species is now 'Region Lists', and lets you filter the lists to show just those species that are included in any specific product in our store. Browse just the list of species in your Bird Sounds of Venezuela collection, or limit it to exploring birds found in North America.
Another one of the most requested features, searching for birding locations by name. On the Browse by Location screen there is now a search icon in the upper right. Tap that and you can search for cities, parks, rivers and more. You can even narrow the search down to just your state or country for more accurate results.
SET A MONTH FOR FAVORITE LOCATIONS
You can now select a month for each of your favorites. Use this to create a favorite for your spring trip to Magee Marsh, or your summer vacation to Paris, and you will know exactly what to expect before you even get there.
Indispensable for serious birders in North America
BirdsEye is my go-to app for finding birds when I travel. This most recent upgrade just made it better.
I feel the need to disagree with the reviewer who said that they took away features ... huh?! The features have expanded tremendously over the last year. There have been frequent upgrades each with new features.
There are a bunch of things I would like to see improved, including: The app is designed for iPhone. It works fine on my iPad, although the screen resolution is not optimized for iPad so it looks a little rough in this format. Also it doesn't rotate.
Subscription is a bad deal
Why do I lose all my content when my subscription stops? And why does this app have only 100 species, no song recordings and all its content is copied from Wikipedia?
How can this publisher ask us to spend $3 to $5 a month for an app with no original content and then if we stop paying whatever content we have paid for is taken away? It just makes no sense to me.
Furthermore the app requires a constant internet connection or it won't work. Why would anyone spend $3 a month for 12 months ($36 total) when for only $20 they can buy a large and complete database of over 900 species from David Sibley, Peterson or iBird? And these apps contain gorgeous hand draw illustrations rather than photos and all birders know photo don't tell the true story of what a bird looks like.
No I'll stick with the apps that don't try to trick the unsuspecting.
If you want to download this app by all means go ahead but before you click the subscription buy button check out the free version of any of the apps mentioned above. Then decide if apps with complete databases that you own, which work in the field without an internet connection, that have great search systems for IDing birds, large sound libraries, etc. are a better deal.
Very Useful App
I am a long-time user of the BirdsEye app and I've been quite satisfied with its performance. My favorite features are the fact that it keeps my life list synchronized with eBird, and allows me to find birds nearby that I haven't seen before. This is especially useful when I visit a new area and want to find the local birding hot spots.
I've found twenty new life birds using this app, and I'm thrilled to see the return of the driving directions feature.
The one feature on my wish list is to easily link to the eBird checklist associated with the sightings I find via BirdsEye. I've no doubt that is coming someday.
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: Dec 19, 2014
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 9.1 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: Birds in the Hand, LLC
- © 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.
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