iBird Pro Guide to Birds
By Mitch Waite Group
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NEW IBIRD VERSION 6.11 UPDATE
▶ 29 new illustrations from our best artists!
▶ New Higher-resolution range maps with 6 migration areas.
▶ Added the ability to open a species from iBird Journal, which is a new feature of the latest version of iBird Journal, 1.1.
▶ Fixed some minor display glitches in iOS 7.
▶ Voted the #1 best birding app in the world.
"IBIRD PLUS FROM MITCH WAITE GROUP EXEMPLIFIES ALL THAT IS POSSIBLE IN A POCKET-SIZED REFERENCE APPLICATION" - Jeffery Battersby, Macworld
▶ MWG’s GREATEST UPDATE EVER! We’ve added 12 new species to iBird’s database for a total of 938 species, aligned with the AOU / ABA standards, optimized for iPhone 5, iOS 6 & iPad Mini and added hundreds of new drawings and photos.
▶ WE’VE ADDED THESE NEW SPECIES TO 6.1: Apapane, Common Waxbill, Hawaiian Coot, Hawaiian Petrel, Brown-chested Martin, Cape Verde Shearwater, Parkinson's Petrel, Red-lored Parrot, Rosy-faced Lovebird, Tundra Bean-Goose, White-chinned Petrel and White-eyed Parakeet.
▶ IPHONE 5 SCREEN SUPPORT - iBird now takes full advantage of the taller iPhone 5 screen.
▶ FULL SCREEN & LANDSCAPE VIEW FOR ILLUSTRATIONS – with zoom and pinch.
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iBird is the app everyone has seen in Apple’s TV commercial “We have an app for that” (see ibird.com/itchy) and has become the world’s best-selling birding app. It comes with a powerful decision engine for identifying any bird species of North America just like an expert. iBird replaces all your heavy field guides with a portable database that doesn’t need a connection to the internet like some birding apps.
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▶ INCLUDES 938 SPECIES FROM NORTH AMERICA AND HAWAII – no other app comes close to this number of species.
▶ SYNCS – Automatically syncs Favorites and Notes to iCloud.
▶ 38 SEARCH ATTRIBUTES – search by color, shape, song, location, head and body patterns, flight style and much more. Includes a new way to search by color, tutorials on how to use the search and definitions of every attribute.
▶ AUDIO SONGS AND CALLS – iBird Pro offers 5 hours of bird songs and calls from the gold standard of recordings; the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We have 154 more species song tracks than any other bird app!
▶ UNIQUE SPECTROGRAPHIC DISPLAY brings insight to the structure of bird songs by allowing you to view the sound's frequency components.
▶ SAVE & LOAD SEARCH - Now you can save, load, name and edit your favorite search attributes and use them over and over.
▶ PHOTO CENTER - Photo Center is a gallery for storing and assigning your photos to specific species pages in iBird. It also allows you to share photos via Facebook and Twitter, or email them to friends.
AWARDS and ACCOLADES for iBird:
■ MACWORLD'S "BEST REFERENCE APP 2009: 4 ½ out of 5 mice."
■ O'REILLY "BEST IPHONE BIRDWATCHING APP 2009"
■ NOMINATED 2012 BEST APP EVER FROM 148APPS.COM
■ RECOMMENDED BY SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2012
■ TELEVISION PERSONALITY HOST PHIL DONAHUE'S FAVORITE BIRD APP
■ Parameter driven search engine lets you identify birds quickly, so you spend more time observing and less time reading.
■ Search by Shape, Size, Habitat, Color, Family, Song, Length, Weight, Flight Pattern, Wingspan, and much more.
■ Taxonomic and Alphabetical Family sort options.
■ Hand-drawn full sized color illustrations, with perching and flight views.
■ Multiple professional photographs for each species showing sexes and seasons.
■ Bookmark birds as Favorites for fast access.
As a standalone iPhone app, iBird does not require an Internet connection for access to the information in its database.
What's New in Version 6.11
■ 29 new illustrations from our best artists!
■ New Higher-resolution range maps with 6 migration areas.
■ Added the ability to open a species from iBird Journal, which is a new feature of the latest version of iBird Journal, 1.1.
■ Fixed some minor display glitches in iOS 7.
All That It Is Cracked Up to Be...A Retort
First, there are always going to be people that just aren't happy....with anything. I use the Peterson field guide and the Audubon field guide however I find I'm using this more often. The complaints about it not having photos of all the variants of a bird, from immature to adult, to color variants, is absurd. No guide has that. You can also submit your own photos to be added to the guide. As a result of this, more and more images are available with each update. The app does have a link to Flickr, where you will find dozens and dozens of photos. It has links to Birdipedia, which provides even more links to as much info as you desire. There is information on the Ecology of the bird, general facts, range, and identification.
And it has songs and calls. I have used this to "talk" to Barred Owls. Having songs and calls at your disposal is very nice indeed.
You can easily establish your own favorites list, examine similar birds, take notes and email those notes, hopefully in further releases the app will have the ability to take and imbed photos.
It is also fun to share sitings when you are with friends or meet other birders or folks who are just interested casually when you are out and about. It truly is a social app.
Is this the do all and end all? No, but it IS worth most of the hype and is so much better than the Audubon app which disappoints.
Love the photos
I have really enjoyed this app. It's the one field guide I always have with me. Sure, the information is somewhat sketchy, but a thorough guide would overwhelm my 8 gig iPhone, so I don't mind. I love having the photos, basic descriptions (albeit mostly of adult male), habitat info and the range maps all at my fingertips. I can't always have a book with me.
My one quibble is with the updates. The latest one is not downloading for some reason and has the app frozen. Every so often the little box pops up saying it can't download the app now. I touch Done, and nothing happens. App is still frozen. Same result when touching Retry. Frustrating.
Would be a 5-star rating if I could get the update to download so I can use the app again. I've tried turning the phone off. And my phone has plenty of space for the update.
Excellent for several years
I have a 3G iPhone & have updated to current 6.11 version without problems (unlike some other reviewers). the only time I have had problems is when the memory available on my phone was borderline. It is a big app, but with all the information available (without Internet connection) it seems it would have to be big. It's not slow (like Audubon can be), great pics, great data. Trying to find an unknown bird by description can be a joke, but that doesn't change that I love this app, it's actually the original reason I bought a smartphone.
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: Nov 30, 2013
- Version: 6.11
- Size: 674 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mitch Waite Group
- © Mitch Waite Group
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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