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iBird Pro Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

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Description

iBird™ Pro, considered by experts to be the world’s best app for identifying birds of North America, takes a major leap forward with “Time of Day” filtering available in version 10.04. You can now search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). iBird Pro is the only app that offers Birds Around Me (BAM)—showing just those species in your GPS location. It also features our patented Percevia™ smart search, which helps you identify birds just like the birding experts.

iBird developers never sleep. Version 10.04 adds a unique collection of audio recordings for Owls as well as 16 new composite illustrations for the Black-faced Grassquit, Botteri's Sparrow, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, King Rail, Kirtland's Warbler, Limpkin and the Louisiana Waterthrush. Plus, we restored the Dropbox to iCloud migration feature.

More Details of What’s New: bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew

iBird Pro contains 944 species of North American birds, including both common and rare species. It is designed to help both experienced and novice birders identify and learn about their birds. Unlike other iPhone apps, iBird includes most of the popular birds of the Hawaiian Islands and is completely up to date with the 2016 AOU and ABA checklists.

With iBird Pro’s Percevia™ matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of 35 identification attributes to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have 3,300 built-in bird song recordings, 4,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,750 hand-drawn composite illustrations and over 1,000 range maps.

Version 10.04 of iBird Pro Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up and sharing your own photos, notes and favorites among all your devices.

From tiny to angry birds, iBird works like magic, revealing a list of birds that perfectly matches your search choices. With over 1 million downloads iBird is the standard that all birding apps are measured by.

Features

■ Identify 944 species with in-depth descriptions including details on appearance, habitat, behavior, conservation, size, weight, color, pattern, shape, sexual differences and much more.

■ Birds Around Me and Percevia™ smart search now available as in-app purchases with free 7 day trials.

■ Splits-History lets you see what birds have had name changes, have been split into more than one species or lumped into one species.

■ iBird’s icon-driven visual search engine enables you to identify birds using shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and more.

■ Extensive identification paragraphs and hard-to-find details such as diet, nest information, egg color, sex of incubator, vocalization definitions, and more.

■ The only birding app that includes both Illustrations and Photos.

■ Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery.

■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code.

■ Comprehensive range maps which include migratory routes as well as subspecies maps for 40 species.

■ Only app with a field mark layer which displays key ID marks for male, female and juvenile birds.

■ Post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers with an easy and user-friendly Notes and Favorites interface.

■ iBird’s database is completely self-contained; no internet connection is required like many other birding apps.

Other Features

■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels including Least Concern, Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Endangered, Critically Endangered and Extinct in the Wild. The standard is maintained by Birdlife International and is called the IUCN Red List.

■ All screens optimized for tablets - illustrations, photos and range maps fill the screen.

■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English).

What's New in Version 10.04

Fixed a crash being experienced by some users.

Time of Day Search. The new Time of Day search feature lets you filter birds by activity intervals during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). Time of Day Notes which provide additional information about a species behavior are found on each species from a new Time of Day menu. The Time of Day feature is particularly useful for birders who are interested in night birding and is available as an inexpensive in-app update for 99 cents. Please note that we are in the process of updating the paragraphs for each species so this first release will not be complete.

Dropbox Migration is back. As you may know before we implemented iCloud for syncing Favorites, Notes and Photos, we used Dropbox. We made the shift because Dropbox removed an essential feature we used for the backup and sync feature to work. We thought enough time had gone by that most of our customers had migrated to iCloud, but we discovered that was not the case. So, we have implemented the Dropbox migration again feature so that customers who are still using it can let iBird move their Notes and Favorites to iCloud. You will still need to reassign your photos once they have been moved to your iCloud folder.

New Sounds. New sounds were just added for 8 owl species: the Elf Owl, Flammulated Owl, Great Gray Owl, Great Horned Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Spotted Owl, Western Screech-Owl, and Whiskered Screech-Owl. Check out the female call of a Northern Hawk Owl in flight and female alarm calls from a Spotted Owl. We are committed to adding to our extensive sound library and routinely check for new sounds that we can include. Our Western Screech-Owl is a prime example of this. While we had the song, trill and alarm calls for this species we were able to add female and begging whinny calls as well as a different type of alarm call.

New Species: We are constantly updating the illustrations for our species. Here are the ones we have updated for this new version 10.04 of iBird. Black-faced Grassquit, Botteri's Sparrow, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, King Rail, Kirtland's Warbler, Limpkin, Louisiana Waterthrush.

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Customer Reviews

My go-to app for bird ID

IBird has been my Go-to app since it first became available. I use it to help verify sound, habitat, and images out in the field. The detailed drawings are very helpful in identifying the birds. During an interview Mitch described those detailed drawings were supplied by individuals who depended on less than ideal sources to provide power to their computers so they could send him the images. That makes me appreciate the app all the more. I've used other apps but this one works the very best for me because of the organization and ease of locating the specific piece of information I I am interested in at the time.

8/1/17 Missing State-Month Search

The latest update corrected the crash problem. State-Month filter is missing in this release and that is disastrous for me. Instead, one must purchase BAM. I've used
The trial BAM it doesn't work well for me.

Occasionally I see a Mexican Jay. The Mexican Jay does not show up in my filtered search under BAM's maximum radius. To locate it, I must switch from BAM search to location search. Unfortunately, they removed the state-month filter. So, it's impossible to use State-Month when I need to use Location instead of BAM. I wonder what other birds I'm missing when I use BAM?

Two Hummingbirds that I see will not appear in BAM unless I set radius to 115 miles or greater and every time I enter the app, the default is switched to 25 mile radius even if I have saved the search. This is annoying. Additionally, we had some hummingbirds last year up until mid November. Would a BAM search with automatic date have returned those hummingbirds?

Finally, I don't think it's possible anymore to search using a past date.

Handy Tool

This App is highly recommended for anybody that likes to go for kayaking or hiking trips. You have a wealth of information at the tip of your fingers without the bulk of a book. The search engines allows to find a given bird from hundreds of them. The collection of bird calls and typical songs is amazing.
This App is worth every penny.

iBird Pro Guide to Birds
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $14.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 10.04
  • Size: 1.59 GB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Italian, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Birds Around Me$2.99
  2. Percevia and BAM Bundle$4.99
  3. Time of Day$0.99
  4. Percevia Smart Search$2.99