Audubon Birds Pro
By Green Mountain Digital
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The best field guide for the season!
Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides! With 1.3 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in North America. Highest quality at an affordable price.
The award-winning Audubon Birds is now Audubon Birds Pro, an outstanding mobile field guide resource completely updated to the current AOU checklist with two new species, the Sagebrush Sparrow and Bell’s Sparrow split from the Sage Sparrow. And with “Find Birds with eBird” powered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; 821 total species; advanced gallery view for easy comparison and search; field mark call outs; and NatureShare - a social community of birders who observe, identify, and share their observations and photos in the mobile app and online.
•Identify 821 species with in-depth descriptions including information on appearance, habitat, behavior, and more
•Over 3,200 images from the world-renown VIREO, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s world-wide collection of bird photography, Philadelphia.
•Eight hours of the most exceptional, highest quality bird sounds.
•Robust seasonal and migratory range maps.
•Browse species in a gallery view and filter by shape, region and color, aiding quick identification.
•Find Birds with eBird - the ability to locate birds seen recently around you, drawing on the continuously updated database from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and eBird.
•Create a Personal Nature Account – post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers to NatureShare and Facebook or via email with an easy and user-friendly interface.
What People are Saying:
“Now every birder can have the equivalent of a rare bird alert and comprehensive field guide wrapped into a single mobile app.” - Gary Langham, vice president and chief scientist for Audubon
“Instead of the hefty field guides, the apps give the nature photographer a very portable and lightweight library of natural history information.” – Jim Clark, Outdoor Photographer Magazine
AppPicker (“Best of” Lists, Jan 2013): “Audubon Birds…largely regarded as the best bird watching app…”
2011 APPY Award Finalist
“All I can say is WOW and double WOW! I have had Audubon Birds for a couple of years and have seen it grow into the BEST bird app for iOS! ...I am just blown away with all the new additions. My favorite is showing all the birds in a group (thumbnails) and when tapped lightly the name shows up. What a way to learn new birds. I just cannot express how much I love the update. Thank you…” - E Uhls
About Audubon Guides:
Audubon Guides are a comprehensive suite of digital field apps created in alliance with National Audubon Society (NAS). For more information, please see: http://natureshare.com/home.html#apps.
About the Developer:
The National Audubon Society’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
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What's New in Version 3.5
- Updated Facebook library
- Adjusted resources for iPhone6/6+
- Enhanced performance
Sufficient data, poor functionality, poor support
This app excels in its data. The field song recordings are excellent. The range maps may be questionable but hopefully they are being updated as users add sightings. My main problems are two fold. The first problem is with the apps ability to use my current location when I post a sighting. I have checked the privacy settings on my iPhone and this app has permission to use my current location, however it always shows my sightings in New Hampshire when I'm actually much further south. The second is with customer service. They rarely respond to inquiries I make. This is an expensive app and I think responding to a question from someone that posts plenty of sightings should be a priority. Fix these problems and I'll consider upgrading by rating.
Pretty good data but iffy functionality
I like the quality of the bird info – it's the best I've found from that perspective – but some things don't work. For one thing, the iPhone version puts my location in Vermont and the only way to change that was to drag the pin across the country a few hundred miles at a time; very tedious! Why no GPS link? Birders need better.
The other issue is the weak search function. If you enter "blue" and "black" in the color field, rather than showing you birds that are both, it shows every bird that has black or blue. Good searches can't be that hard.
A Birders Bible to go
This is what I use daily while in the field. As thorough as a field guide. With photos of the birds, both male, female, and juveniles. Also with their songs and sounds in short 10-15 second examples. Also with a quick connect to EBird and a tab for making your own custom lists. Also instant connection to Facebook and Email and Natureshare 821 species. More features than I can tell you, all user friendly
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: May 13, 2015
- Version: 3.5
- Size: 671 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Green Mountain Digital LLC
- © Green Mountain Digital
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.