iBird Pro Guide to Birds
By Mitch Waite Group
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Identify any bird of North America instantly with iBird Pro Guide to Birds, the world's best field guide to birds. Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner at birding, iBird Pro is completely up to date with the 2016 AOU and ABA checklist. iBird Pro contains over 900 species of both native and rare North American and Hawaiian birds.
With the iBird Pro’s avian matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of our 37 identification field marks to find your bird (iBird Ultimate also has 37 search attributes while iBird Plus has 21 search attributes). iBird's comprehensive species pages have 2,600 built-in bird songs, 4,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,700 hand drawn composite illustrations and 1,000 range maps.
Update 9.2 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 birds 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.
■ Identifies 940 species with in-depth descriptions including details on appearance, habitat, behavior, conservation, size, weight, color, pattern, shape, sexual differences and much more.
■ 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.
■ Voluminous identification 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.
■ The powerful search engine means no longer scrolling through hundreds of the wrong choices. iBird matches just those birds near you that fit your description.
■ Ten hours of highest quality bird sound recordings.
■ Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery.
■ This new update to iBird we have added 29 new drawings, 3 new search attributes to help you identify birds and other improvements you have asked for.
■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code.
■ Comprehensive seasonal and migratory range maps include subspecies.
■ Only app with a field mark layer which displays key ID marks for male, female, juvenile.
■ 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.
■ Download and Installation is must faster now with Apple’s App Thinning.
■ All new range maps now include Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall ranges plus Year-round and Migration ranges.
■ New Conservation Status search attribute lets you search by the size of any species population as well as see specific species endangered status on each account. 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).
"If you’re looking for the most expansive digital key, the encyclopedia-like iBird excels. It has the most sophisticated algorithm, incorporates live location, shows search results in real time (with a slide show option) and has the most fine-grained advanced key choices."
-The Quest for a Bird Identification Key by Diana Doyle in ABA BIRDING magazine, March/April 2014 issue
What's New in Version 9.21
Update 9.21 of iBird Pro Guide to Birds fixes a bug in iCloud Notes. Be aware that iCloud has replaced Dropbox for backing up your own photos, notes and favorites. There is a migration feature that will automatically move your Notes and Favorites from Dropbox to iCloud. Just follow the popup instructions. Additionally, we have updated these species: Caspian Tern, Common Ground-Dove, Dusky Thrush, Elf Owl, Great Skua, Hoary Redpoll, Olive-backed Pipit, Reed Bunting and the Rustic Bunting.
If you encounter ANY issues please contact us at http://ibird.com/contact-us/ . We'll be happy to assist you!
Love this app
I recently started to take appreciation in our feathered friends living around my house. I live in a wooded area near the ocean and this app has helped me identify birds that previously I had no idea existed. Excellent search and refine features. Ability to save favorite birds to a list for quick reference. Listen to bird calls for identification which is extremely useful, especially for those birds that wake you up at 5am every morning. If you're into birds, or just getting started, it's worth the $$.
Great field guide
Ibird is a really useful field guide since you can use on either phone or iPad so you always have with you. Drawings are simplified so are really clear and easy to see even on a small screen. Search feature makes it easier to use than a field guide, but I mostly just use the simple text search. They also do lots of updates so it keeps on getting better. Photos are very useful too and you can easily keep track of what you saw.
I use this app as a supplement to my Sibley app. For bird I.d., I like the field marks, and accurate illustrations of the Sibley. However, I really enjoy all the extra info included in this app. It contains real pictures, more sounds, and reliable ecological information. I also like that it contains birds of Hawaii. Huge bonus for my recent vacation. I tried having one guide on my phone, but it was inadequate. I use both this app and Sibley equally for their strengths. If you're a serious birder, I recommend it.
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: May 08, 2016
- Version: 9.21
- Size: 1.26 GB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Italian, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Mitch Waite Group
- © Mitch Waite Group
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.