iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds
By Mitch Waite Group
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IBIRD YARD PLUS Guide to Birds—The #1 field guide app for backyard birders. Designed to meet the needs of serious hobbyists as and beginner birders, iBird Yard Plus covers all 151 garden feeder birds of the U.S. and Canada. As a bonus you'll find 84 popular species all birders should know about.
Look at what ABA magazine had to say about iBird:
Diana Doyle of American Birding Association’s "Birding" magazine, says:
"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" March/April 2014 issue
What’s new in 7.22: We tweaked a few things in version 7.2 of iBird Yard Plus. We added popups to many of the search attributes to help beginning birders to get up and running. We added an option to disable the song Autoplay function because some birders felt it disturbed birds when out in the field. We also fixed a few bugs and polished the Favorites feature so you could choose to sort and view them according to your preference. Happy birding!
As always, Mitch Waite Group’s iBird Yard Plus offers these exceptional features:
■ iBird's Search Engine has 17 attributes to help you identify birds. You can search for birds by location, color, shape, song, habitat, head and body/bill patterns, flight style and much more. If you saw a yellow bird in California with a cone shaped bill, iBird will show you in 3 steps that it’s an American Goldfinch. No other app can do this as well as iBird.
■ Day and Night Themes. Day theme is black text on a paper-white background. The dimmer Night theme keeps the iPhone from alerting every critter in the forest.
■ Over 2,500 high-quality recordings associated with over 800 species. You can enable or disable the Autoplay feature, or choose whether you’d like to play all vocalizations or just one. Information about the location where the recording was made is also included.
■ iBird apps are the only products with BOTH illustrations and photos from the best artists and photographers in the field of ornithology.
■ 18 Subspecies Range Maps show migrations and locations of numerous subspecies during the year.
■ The Flickr option allows you to see all the photos that photographer’s have stored on Yahoo's Flickr site for a chosen species. There are literally hundreds per species.
■ Favorites Sort and View Modes. Your Favorites list screen has the entire set of sort and view features found on the Browse/Search screen.
■ Field Mark Layer. A detailed field mark layer on all illustrations can be turned on or off and helps you to learn the key ID characteristics to look for in a species.
■ Photo Center. Add your own photos to species accounts and store them in Dropbox.
■ Slideshow. Customize a list of birds and enjoy a slideshow complete with songs and calls.
■ Sync. Your favorites, notes, and photos are automatically synced to your Dropbox.
AWARDS and ACCOLADES for iBird:
■ MACWORLD'S "BEST REFERENCE APP 2009: 4 ½ out of 5 mice."
■ NOMINATED 2012 BEST APP EVER FROM 148APPS.COM
■ RECOMMENDED BY SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2012
Wondering which iBird is right for you? Below find a quick guide as to how they differ.
Version Species Attributes BAM? Percevia?
Ultimate 940 37 Yes Yes
Pro 940 37 No No
Plus 940 18 No No
Lite 64 37 Yes Yes
What's New in Version 7.22
Bug fixes and performance improvements
- Category: Reference
- Updated: 15 March 2015
- Version: 7.22
- Size: 378 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Mitch Waite Group
- © Mitch Waite Group
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.