iPhone Birding Made Easy
The iBird series of apps provide one the most comprehensive resources available for those who love bird watching. The apps range in complexity and usefulness from those who bird watch in their backyard (iBird Backyard +) to one designed for a globe-trotting professional ornithologist (iBird Explorer Pro). The app’s price varies from free to $29.00 for the pro version. The app features photos, drawings, habitat description, range maps, favorite food and the bird’s various songs. It suggests similar birds based upon appearance and the bird’s song. You can also search by specifying certain criteria about the bird’s appearance. The iBird Explorer “Plus” is a full featured interactive field guide to all birds of North America and covers every species found in North America, Canada, Hawaii, and all coasts and islands. It even includes birds that are extinct. iBird Explorer Pro includes even more features which appeal to professional birders. In addition regional versions of the program are available for various portions of the USA and select countries. these programs blow away anything in print. There is no other resource that delivers so many features in such a portable format. This is one app that isn’t for the birds and is worth the money.
Posted on August 7, 2011, in iPhone application and tagged Birding bird watching songbirds iBird Explorer Pro iPhone. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.