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iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

iBird Ultimate is our most birding advanced app. It comes with the two advanced features built in: “Birds Around Me” (BAM), a feature which restricts the birds to just those found in your current GPS area and the patented “Percevia™ Smart Search” feature which gives anyone the skills of a bird identification expert. If you are not sure you’ll need these features you can try iBird Pro, a less expensive app which offers both these as in-app features you can buy at any time. iBird Plus is like Pro but has half the search attributes.

iBird Ultimate also takes a major leap forward with “Time of Day” filtering available in version 10.05. 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).

Also includes our new Owls of Mexico and Central America package, including illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more.

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

iBird developers never sleep. Version 10.05 adds a unique collection of audio recordings for Owls as well as 7 new composite illustrations for the Aztec Thrush, Eastern Bluebird, Kittlitz’s Murrelet, Leach’s Storm Petrel, Least Storm Petrel, White-throated Sparrow and Yellow-eyed Junco. To see the latest drawings, go to Illustration Update on the Search menu.

Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner at birding, iBird Ultimate contains 944 species of both native and rare North American and Hawaiian birds, is completely up to date with the 2016 and 2017 AOU and ABA checklists, and is the only app to offer both illustrations and photographs.

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

Version 10.05 of iBird Ultimate 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.

** NOTE If you would like to try out iBird at no cost check the newly released iBird LITE Free Guide to Birds of North America. It contains all the features of paid iBird Ultimate, but contains just 35 species. And it’s completely FREE. **

Features

■ Birds Around Me (BAM) narrows the species being searched to just those found at your GPS location, within a radius and season you specify. It come built-in to iBird Ultimate.

■ Percevia™ intelligent search is a patented algorithm that guarantees you will only choose search attributes that narrow the matched list of birds. It also comes built-in to iBird Ultimate.

■ iBird now takes advantage of the high-resolution retina displays of the iPhone and iPad so the screen shows more information than ever.

■ Contains the latest 2016/17 AOU and ABA checklists.

■ Splits-History. See what birds were renamed, split into different species or lumped together for every year.

■ View all birds by head which makes identification easier.

■ Back up and sync favorites and notes with iCloud and share with all your devices and your friends.

■ Fun new birder’s “stickers” to spruce up your text in Messages.

Other Features

■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels. 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 10.05

Includes Owls of Mexico, the first time we have extended the North America database to include new species. In this collection our favorite 16 Owls of Mexico and Central America are presented in all the high quality detail iBird is known for, including illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls, photos, ID and behavior data and much more. Take a look at the graphical onboard tutorial on the Purchase page for a visual presentation of a typical species account for this package. The collection is comprised of the following birds:

Balsas Screech-Owl, Bearded Screech-Owl, Black-and-White Owl, Cape Pygmy-Owl. Central American Pygmy-Owl, Colima Pygmy-Owl, Crested Owl, Fulvous Owl, Mottled Owl, Pacific Screech-Owl, Spectacled Owl, Striped Owl, Stygian Owl, Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl, Unspotted Saw-whet Owl, Vermiculated Screech-Owl.

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 10.05 of iBird. Aztec Thrush, Eastern Bluebird, Kittlitz’s Murrelet, Leach’s Storm Petrel, Least Storm Petrel, White-throated Sparrow and Yellow-eyed Junco. To see the latest drawings, go to Illustration Update on the Search menu.

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Customer Reviews

Great App

Does everything I need it to. It would be even better if it included bird size metrics, more plumage illustrations and more information on habitat, but I love it anyway.

Great app

Easy to take with you. Love that u can hear the actual bird calls. I enjoy that I can finally if
Most of the birds I run across

The best, bar none. Worth every penny.

You won't find a better birding guide out there.

iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $19.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 10.05
  • Size: 1.74 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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