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Chirp! Bird Song USA

By iSpiny

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Chirp! The original app for identifying and learning bird songs - and still the best!

** NB This app is for iPhone only. If you have an iPad, please buy the Universal version, Chirp! Bird Songs USA +. There is no other difference between the 2 apps. **

Part nature guide, part feel-good pick-me-up! Listen and learn 275 bird songs and calls from across mainland USA, with up to 34 seconds of song for each bird, and alternative recordings for some birds. The songs and calls are of the highest quality, provided by the world-famous Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

On first use, Chirp! selects birds for your current location, but then you are free to select any area of the United States on the Map Screen, to learn the common species from east to west and north to south. Or you may prefer to select all birds to learn the whole range! Try sorting by song style, so that you can compare birds that hoot and coo, or those with high pitched songs for example. If you are a beginner, sort the birds by commonness, so you can listen to the most common ones first, then move on to less frequent backyard visitors.

Make a shortlist of your favourites so that you can find them quickly (tap the + icon above the image to add birds to your favorites list).

After listening, try the quiz to test your memory. Answer fast to earn a score multiplier and get on the high score table! Experienced birders can use the custom quiz to help distinguish and learn similar songs.

And when you need a rest, try the slideshow feature - choose which birds to include, maybe add background bird song, then simply relax. If you want to continue learning while you relax, switch the voiceover on (iOS 7 only) and hear the name of the bird announced at the end of each clip. This is also a good way of competing with the family - who can say the name of the bird first!?

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What's New in Version 2.1.3

Alaska has been added to the app, and also a new feature for iOS 7- a voiceover in the slideshow section, announcing the name of the bird at the end of each sound. This new feature is great for testing yourself informally, or for competing with the family - who can say the name of the bird first?

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Customer Reviews

Great sight no question

I LOVE Chirp - the only thing I wish they had-being from Florida- more sea shore birds. Other than that I think the sounds , info etc is perfect and I use this app consistently and recommend it to others all of the time. .

ID songs

Great app for learning birdsongs. Excellent sound quality. Select the birds that you want to learn, and then quiz yourself--the app plays a song with a bird picture. Try it with your eyes closed.

Lavender one

I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed this app! It makes it so much nicer to hear the birds and be able to identify some of the beautiful birds around me! Wonderful app!

Chirp! Bird Song USA
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated: Dec 05, 2013
  • Version: 2.1.3
  • Size: 186 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Hilary Wilson

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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