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The Best Apps To Identify Birds

It's Shazam for birds! You have a computer in your pocket, shouldn't it be able to identify every single bird breed on the planet? If you know the right apps to use, now it can. These awesome apps will tell you what type of bird you're looking at or listening to. Just open the app, wait for the app to listen a few seconds and these apps will instantly return the name and information of the bird breed. There are dozens of extra features these apps offer, so read over our descriptions and pick the one you like best!

Audubon Bird Guide: North America
Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Ornithology
iBird Pro Guide to Birds
Audubon Bird Guide: Owls – Field Guide
Audubon Bird Guide: Central Park

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Audubon Bird Guide: North America
Audubon Bird Guide: North America

Audubon Bird Guide

National Audubon Society

See what's in the trees.

Your ultimate resource for bird watching.

Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell University

What's that bird

What's that bird? Merlin Bird ID helps you solve the mystery in 5 questions, or with a photo of a bird.

First, Merlin asks you a few simple questions. Then, almost like magic, it reveals the list of birds that best match your description. Pick your bird, then delve into more photos, sounds, and ID tips about your bird!

If you have...

Larkwire Bird Songs - Land Birds of North America
Larkwire Bird Songs - Land Birds of North America

Larkwire Bird Songs

Larkwire

Learn bird songs the fun way

Learn bird songs the fun way!

This is the app used by professionals to master birding by ear.

Have you always wanted to know what birds you were hearing? If you love birds, knowing bird songs and bird calls is like being able to speak their language.

Larkwire is a complete, game-based system for learning to identify bird sounds—designed for both beginners...

Also Good

Apps with average score

iBird Pro Guide to Birds
iBird Pro Guide to Birds
iBird Pro Guide to Birds

iBird Pro Guide to Birds

Mitch Waite Group

iBird™ Pro, considered by experts to be the world’s best app for identifying birds of North America, takes a major leap forward with “Time of Day” filtering available in version 10.03. You can now search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during...

Audubon Bird Guide: Owls – Field Guide
Audubon Bird Guide: Owls – Field Guide
Audubon Bird Guide: Owls – Field Guide

Audubon Bird Guide: Owls – Field Guide

National Audubon Society

Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides. With 2 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in North America.

Audubon Bird Guide: Owls is a fun-filled, interactive guide to the 19 owl species of North America. Featuring everything you need to know about owls, the app goes in-depth...

Audubon Bird Guide: Central Park
Audubon Bird Guide: Central Park
Audubon Bird Guide: Central Park

Audubon Bird Guide: Central Park

National Audubon Society

Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides. With 2 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in North America.

Audubon Bird Guide: Central Park is your essential guide to identifying and understanding all the birds that can be found in one of the most unique park settings on...

iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds
iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds
iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds

iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds

Mitch Waite Group

iBird Ultimate is our most advanced app and comes with the two advanced features built in: “Birds Around Me” (BAM) 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...

iBird Hawaii & Palau Guide to Birds
iBird Hawaii & Palau Guide to Birds
iBird Hawaii & Palau Guide to Birds

iBird Hawaii & Palau Guide to Birds

Mitch Waite Group

Ready for exotic birds? iBird Hawaii and Palau is the only complete guide to birds of the Hawaiian Islands as well as the environmentally sensitive island nation of Palau. The app, which contains 228 species of Hawaiian birds and 169 species of Palauan birds offers all the features that contribute...

iBird Pro: UK & Ireland Guide to Birds
iBird Pro: UK & Ireland Guide to Birds
iBird Pro: UK & Ireland Guide to Birds

iBird Pro: UK & Ireland Guide to Birds

Mitch Waite Group

iBird United Kingdom and Ireland Pro, the world’s most popular identification app to birds of the UK, is now available as Version 10, our biggest update in 12 months. iBird UK Pro now offers two powerful features found only in our high-end iBird Ultimate: Birds Around Me (BAM) and Percevia™...

Chirp! Bird Songs USA +
Chirp! Bird Songs USA +
Chirp! Bird Songs USA +

Chirp! Bird Songs USA +

Spiny Software Ltd

Chirp! has been developed by nature specialists, iSpiny, to help you learn and identify bird songs.

Listen and learn over 300 bird songs and calls from across mainland USA, with up to 34 seconds of song for each bird, and alternative recordings for some birds. The songs and calls are of...

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds

Mark Oberle

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds in photos and audio is a bilingual app for iPhone/iPod that provides at your fingertips a mini-encyclopedia for all of the 390 bird species of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, with extensive text, visual and audio resources. English/Spanish text, 2,400 photos and 389...

iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds
iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds
iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds

iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds

Mitch Waite Group

iBird Yard Plus Guide to Birds is designed specifically for the 149 species of garden and yard birds found in North America and Hawaii and an additional 118 species of common birds. If you are new to birding, iBird Yard Plus is a wonderful and inexpensive way to discover these...

iBird Canada Guide to Birds
iBird Canada Guide to Birds
iBird Canada Guide to Birds

iBird Canada Guide to Birds

Mitch Waite Group

Identify any bird of Canada, North America and Hawaii instantly with iBird Canada Guide to Birds, the world's best field guide to birds. Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner at birding, iBird Canada is completely up to date with the 2016 AOU and ABA checklist. iBird Canada...

iBird Plus Guide to Birds
iBird Plus Guide to Birds
iBird Plus Guide to Birds

iBird Plus Guide to Birds

Mitch Waite Group

iBird Plus is the perfect app if you are serious about birding but want to keep your investment low as iBird Plus has most of the great features of the iBird product line. And if you want to take your birding skills up a level or two, iBird Plus includes...

Collins Bird Guide
Collins Bird Guide
Collins Bird Guide

Collins Bird Guide

NatureGuides Ltd.

‘It’s much more convenient than taking a big book with you...the Collins app is fantastic.’
– Chris Packham, Metro

‘The Collins Bird Guide app is destined to become a real triumph, the ultimate in field guide apps — and deservedly so.’
– BirdGuides

The Collins Bird Guide App combines world-class illustrations and comprehensive information...

eGuide to Birds of East Africa
eGuide to Birds of East Africa
eGuide to Birds of East Africa

eGuide to Birds of East Africa

mydigitalearth.com

**Now a universal app - designed for iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch**

The eGuide to Birds of East Africa is an interactive companion to Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe's Birds of East Africa field guide – the essential guide for birdwatchers visiting this spectacular region. It covers Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and...

eGuide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent
eGuide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent
eGuide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

eGuide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent

mydigitalearth.com

The eGuide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent is an interactive companion to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent – the definitive guide for birdwatchers visiting the region. It covers India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. This application has specific features that will enhance your birding experience....

Newman’s Birds of Southern Africa
Newman’s Birds of Southern Africa
Newman’s Birds of Southern Africa

Newman’s Birds of Southern Africa

Satpack Travel

KEY FEATURES
• Includes over 1000 high quality photographs.
• Universal app, pay once and get app for both iPhone and iPad.
• 975 bird species (i.e. ALL the species for the region).
• Detailed descriptions (including species status), illustrations and distribution maps.
• Accurate illustrations of each bird as it is seen in the...

Peterson Bird Identifier & Field Guide
Peterson Bird Identifier & Field Guide
Peterson Bird Identifier & Field Guide

Peterson Bird Identifier & Field Guide

gWhiz, LLC

This comprehensive mobile resource includes information from 8 Peterson Field Guide books, including the best-selling guide to birds in print - Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.
Take birdwatching to a whole new level! Quickly identify birds you see in your garden, on your way to work, or out...

The Warbler Guide
The Warbler Guide
The Warbler Guide

The Warbler Guide

Princeton University Press

Warbler Guide App
Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle

Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award for Best App/eProduct

The Warbler Guide App is the perfect companion to Princeton’s revolutionary and widely acclaimed book The Warbler Guide, by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle. Whether for study or field use, this innovative app delivers the full...

Panama Birds Field Guide
Panama Birds Field Guide
Panama Birds Field Guide

Panama Birds Field Guide

Birding Field Guides

Full-featured birding field guide for Panama, including bird photographs, individual bird range maps, calls, field marks, description, habitat. NO ADVERTISEMEMTS. FREE UPGRADES. Additional features include comprehensive filter choices, sorting options, personal notes, camera, email notes and photos.
All species of Panama listed, images for over 900 species (over 2200 images total),...

Big Year Birding
Big Year Birding
Big Year Birding

Big Year Birding

PVI Maine LLC

Big Year Birding offers all birders from novice to expert a fast and easy way to record sightings in the field.

Whether you are doing a Big Year, local Christmas Bird Count or simply keeping track of the birds in your own backyard, Big Year Birding makes recording your sightings easy,...

Birds of Northern Europe
Birds of Northern Europe
Birds of Northern Europe

Birds of Northern Europe

NatureGuides Ltd.

A high-quality digital field guide, with bird names in 15 languages, covering 352 species of birds regularly seen in Northern Europe. This list covers all except rarer vagrants and includes every bird likely to be seen by the vast majority of birdwatchers in the region throughout the year. Countries covered...

iBird Lite Guide to Birds
iBird Lite Guide to Birds
iBird Lite Guide to Birds

iBird Lite Guide to Birds

Mitch Waite Group

iBird Lite Free Guide to Birds, the perfect field guide app to learn to identify birds of North America or Hawaii, is now available as Version 10, our biggest update in 12 months. iBird Lite is a free 50 species demo of our advanced iBird Plus, Pro and iBird Ultimate...

BirdLasser
BirdLasser
BirdLasser

BirdLasser

Lejint Pty Ltd

BirdLasser is a fun, easy way to record your African and Indian Ocean bird sightings and share with friends, your community and contribute to conservation.

• Spot - Capture bird sightings painlessly with GPS precision, even when offline.
• Plot - Effortlessly view and manage your trip cards. Automatically backup your trips...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

eGuide to Birds of the Middle East

eGuide to Birds of the Middle East

mydigitalearth.com

The eGuide to Birds of the Middle East is an interactive companion to the Birds of the Middle East field guide – the comprehensive guide for birdwatchers visiting the region. It covers Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, the Arabian peninsula and Socotra. This application has specific features that will enhance your birding experience.

FEATURES:
Hi-res images, distribution maps and detailed text descriptions of over 800 bird species including breeding species and regular visitors.
These images can be expanded to fill the entire width of the screen in portrait and landscape.
Audible calls for more than 400 bird species.
“Bird Compare” that allows you to compare two birds on the same screen.
A personal bird list that stores your bird sightings saved to the device that can then be exported through email.
View the Bird Index by Common or Scientific bird names either alphabetically or taxonomically.

*Uninstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own master list separate from the program.

NB. This Application WILL ONLY work on an iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad running OS V5.0 or higher NOT A NORMAL IPOD CLASSIC/NANO.

Birds of Brazil

Birds of Brazil

NatureGuides Ltd.

Based on Ber van Perlo's ‘Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil’, this app covers over 1,800 species of bird seen in Brazil, including residents, migrants and vagrants. Helpful texts detail size, habitat and description, while informative illustrations show a host of plumages for each species, including subspecific variation. Distribution maps and stunning still photographs further enhance the app, and songs and calls of over 1,000 species complete the package. The result is a must-have app for anybody birding in Brazil.

FEATURES:

• all content stored on the device, so no need to have phone signal or be connected to wi-fi
• species names in English, Portuguese and scientific
• illustrations, text and maps for over 1,800 species
• over 1,000 songs and calls
• superb still photographs for many species
• includes full introductory text from ‘Field Guide to Birds of Brazil’
• search by species name in English, Portuguese or scientific
• organise bird names in taxonomic order or alphabetically
• quickly close the species list by pinching on the list
• favourite species feature
• swipe up/down on illustrations to seamlessly move between species

Roberts VII Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa HD

Roberts VII Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa HD

Southern African Birding CC

The ROBERTS MULTIMEDIA BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA iOS EDITION is a comprehensive and interactive application that combines multimedia data on 968 Southern African bird species with seven interactive modules for every aspect of mobile birding*.

The app can be used as a FIELD GUIDE (like the book), or as a BIRD LIST, with essential functions 'open bird page', play bird sound', 'add to list' and 'view similar birds' available directly in each module.

The FIELD GUIDE displays the full field guide pages of the Roberts Bird Guide book for instant comparison and identification. Use the family list or browse the pages for a bird, play the sound, add to your list, and open the BIRD PAGE for further detail.

The BIRD GUIDE includes a full bird list and 968 individual BIRD PAGES with illustrations, distribution maps, photos, bird sounds, Roberts Field Guide text and the full Roberts VII text.

The BIRD LIST includes includes all the new species and new names, with functions for Bird Page, Play Sound, Add to List, Similar Birds and Field Guide Page. You can also select regional lists, and English, Afrikaans, German, French, Portuguese, Dutch and Scientific names.

IDENTIFICATION uses your location, habitat, bird shapes and plumage to shortlist possible species for identification. You can also identify bird sounds, nests and eggs.

SIMILAR BIRDS loads a list of birds similar to that selected for comparison and identification. COMPARE BIRDS displays the bird pages side by side for direct comparison.

MY LOCATION is an interactive map for finding your current location, generating bird lists for your location, and locating birding sites near you. Or drop a pin for a new location with GPS co-ords, pentad and bird list. Or open a birding site list and site description.

MY LISTS is a personal list manager that includes a life list and sub-lists that report to your life list. You can also sync your lists to iCloud, and export lists to iTunes for backup. Sighting details include place, date, GPS co-ords and pentad, and sighting notes.

BIRDING SITES includes details of 280 birding sites around Southern Africa, with text description, photos, bird list, and weather forecast.

The MULTIMEDIA DATA includes • 180 field-guide pages • 968 individual bird pages • all the new bird species and names • 1400 illustrations • 5800 photos including 500 nest and 700 egg photos • 920 bird sounds • colour-coded distribution maps with seasonal status bar and endemic and red data species indicated • new rare bird maps.

You can take a more detailed tour on our website at www.sabirding.co.za.

* This app can be used in the bush and remote locations. It does not require a wifi, phone or internet connection to operate.

# DIFFICULTY PURCHASING? If you have difficulty purchasing with your credit card, you can purchase iTunes gift cards from major stores.

## This app cannot be transferred to Android or Windows devices.

ChirpOMatic UK, Automatic Bird Song Recognition v2

ChirpOMatic UK, Automatic Bird Song Recognition v2

Spiny Software Ltd

“Top of the pile of bird song recognition apps” - Bird Watching magazine
The only birdsong app that can safely be used on nature reserves!
Featured by Apple in 'Celebrate Springtime’ for spring 2017

ChirpOMatic is an excellent way to identify bird sounds around you. Simply record a bird singing and use Automatic Recognition to identify it. The app can work wherever you are - if you don’t have internet or a mobile connection then the app analyses the sound on the device. And unlike other bird apps, our special Bird-Safe mode means that the app can even be used in nature reserves without the risk of disturbing birds.

The app works rather like Shazam® does for music. When you hear a bird, quickly hold up your phone and start recording. The app analyses the sound, and shows you the top matches. You can compare your recording with the reference samples to check the identification. And if you don't have your phone with you, you can use your Apple Watch to record sounds for identification later.

All your recordings are stored on your phone so you can listen to them again or share them with friends. You can help us improve the app by sending us the sound to use in training our system. The best recordings are posted (with your permission) on the Xeno-canto website, the world-wide resource for bird and bird sound research.

"Excitedly playing with it in my garden - robins, blue & great tit so far :):)"
"My new absolute favourite app - #Chirpomatic (It's basically Shazam for birds!!)"
"It is really easy to use and intuitive, which is essential!"
"I've already learnt the calls of 5 garden birds....such a great app."

PLEASE NOTE! The app is designed to identify real live birds under natural conditions. If you test on recorded sounds, you need to play the sounds at a realistic volume and only test on birds that might be found at your location at this time of year.


========= Our bird song apps =========

We have been making bird song apps since the App Store started in 2008, and now have a range of bird and bird song apps for iOS devices - iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad & Apple Watch.


--------------- Chirp! ---------------
Chirp! is our original and most popular bird song app. It has been in the top selling charts every day since it was launched over seven years ago. It has changed considerably in that time as it has grown in size and features.

Chirp! is specifically designed for the identification and learning of birdsongs. However, it is also great if you just want to relax to the sounds of nature.


----------- ChirpOMatic -----------
ChirpOMatic, described above, is our automatic (‘shazam-style’) bird song recognition app.

Because we specialise in bird apps, we know the problems that can arise. Many nature reserves discourage the use of mobile devices as the playing of bird sounds disturbs the birds. But with ChirpOMatic you can switch bird-safe mode on, and use the app safely anywhere. In bird-safe mode you need to hold the device to your ear as though on the phone, in order to hear the sounds.

More here: www.chirpomatic.com


---- ChirpOMatic & Chirp! bundle ----
The 2 bird song ID apps are available as a bargain bundle. They work together - once you have the ID of a bird in ChirpOMatic, you can tap straight through to the same bird in Chirp!


---- Bird Guide Pro & Pocket Birds ----
These are our reference bird guides, with photos, sounds, notes etc, plus features for recording sightings. Bird Guide Pro is our top-of-the-range app, while Pocket Birds is the budget version.


Shazam® is the registered trademark of Shazam Entertainment Limited and is not affiliated with iSpiny in any way.

National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America

National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America

National Geographic Society

National Geographic presents an innovative, beautiful, and interactive field guide to the birds of North America for all your Apple devices. Whether you are new to bird-watching or already an expert, this completely updated and redesigned app makes spotting, identifying, and understanding birds easier than ever before. From its detailed illustrations to its easy-to-use interface, this is the one-stop resource you need to identify and track every bird you see.

• The most comprehensive app on the market with 995 species.

• Robust search/sort/filter functionality—with real-time results—helps you locate species quickly and easily.

• Track all of your sightings in the My Journal section by adding location details, weather, photos, notes, and more with just the touch of a finger.

• Start your own life list, or peruse numerous lists compiled by National Geographic, including longest-distant migrants, endangered species, and species most likely to be spotted in regional hot-spots such as Cape Hattaras and Madera Canyon.

• Test your birding knowledge, and increase your identification skills, with custom-created quizzes, curated by experts at National Geographic.

• The Tool Kit feature contains all the essentials every birder needs—learn about birding ethics and must-have gear, as well as exclusive videos of bird vocalizations. A real-time newsfeed keeps users abreast of breaking news in the birding world.

• And so much more!

Each species is accompanied by gorgeous full-color illustrations—the trademark of our best-selling companion book, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America— showing subspecies, juvenile birds, and seasonal plumage changes, as well as images of resting, roosting, swimming, and flying. Users can pinch and zoom to get a better view of the details. To make identification even easier, we’ve included field-mark annotations, which users can toggle off and on by tapping on the screen.

More than 800 up-to-date range maps show where birds can be seen in each season. In addition to winter and summer ranges, each map now features migration ranges and 40 subspecies range maps as well. Vivid color-coding and a drop-down map key make the smallest details crystal clear.

With its simple and smart navigation beautiful interface, and easy-to-use features, this app is sure to be a hit with every birder—from novice to expert!

**A School Library Journal Top App of 2013**

Birds of Britain and Europe

Birds of Britain and Europe

Pierre-Olivier Templier

337 birds of Europe. More than 1000 pictures. 323 sounds.
Similar to "Wild Flowers", Birds Europe is a field guide which allows you to identify with ease the birds of Europe.
No need for internet connectivity : all is in the app.

An assistant allows you to select criteria as the color, the shape of the beak or the size of the bird. So, you can reduce the search to a limited number of species, and even identify directly a bird, in certain cases.

For each bird, one to four photos are available.

Bird songs for almost all species.

For each bird:
- general information, nutrition and behavior.
- identification by plumage.
- habitat.
- nesting period, number of eggs, colors of the latter, etc.
- biometric information: size, scale, weight, migratory status, order, family.

You can search for a species in the lists:
- by name
- by family and name
- by logical groups and name
(Each time in English or Latin)
- by personal notes
- by favorite species

You can add personal notes for each bird.
You can export / import your personal notes from or to another device: go to the "help-> export" page.

You can compare species or simply study them later with a list of favorite birds.

Coming soon :
- distribution maps
- more species
- more songs

Peterson Field Guides - Backyard Birds

Peterson Field Guides - Backyard Birds

gWhiz, LLC

Birding has never been easier or more fun! Quickly identify birds you see in your backyard with Roger Tory Peterson's innovative identification system. Time-tested illustrations and our unique display of similar looking birds make for fast comparison. And, best of all, it’s free!

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ABOUT PETERSON BIRDS
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Offering undeniable value and unmatched portability, Peterson Backyard Birds puts comprehensive descriptions, full-color illustrations, bird songs, range maps and nest photos for 162 of the most popular species of North American birds right at your fingertips.

A valuable resource - the app includes information from 8 Peterson Field Guide books, including the best-selling guide to birds in print - Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.


FEATURES
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Serious birders and novices alike will love this fun, easy to navigate app. With its innovative format and searchability, Peterson Backyard Birds of North America is a must-have tool for birding enthusiasts everywhere!

▶ Peterson Birds is the only app that lets you compare multiple species by sight, song, and range from one screen.

▶ Swipe through page after page of wonderfully organized illustrations so you can identify birds faster.

▶ Know exactly what you’re looking for? Search birds by name, month, habitat, type and/or location. Not quite sure? Browse birds by type or alphabetically.

▶ Make our app YOUR app — create your own Species Notebook with user photos, notes, sightings and checklist information, share lists with friends, record your sightings, and check birds off your life list.

▶ What's going on in your neighborhood this week? The app syncs up with the web-based Cornell University eBird.org database, tracking every bird recorded in your county with frequency data for every week of the year. See petersonguides.com/BirdFinder for more information.

▶ Want a more complete birding experience? Upgrade this free app by removing ads or download the full 820 species version of the app - Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.

SOURCE
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Peterson Birds of North America includes information from these print field guides:

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America
Peterson Reference Guide to Molt in North American Birds
Peterson Field Guides Hawks North America
Peterson Field Guides Hummingbirds of North America
Peterson Field Guides Warblers of North America
Peterson Field Guides Eastern Bird’s Nests
Peterson Field Guides Western Bird’s Nests
Peterson Field Guides Feeder Birds Eastern North America

ENGAGE
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Find us on Twitter — @petersonguides, and Facebook — facebook.com/petersonguides

SUPPORT
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Have questions? email [email protected]

All Birds Ecuador - a complete field guide to all the bird species recorded in Ecuador

All Birds Ecuador - a complete field guide to all the bird species recorded in Ecuador

Mullen & Pohland GbR

*** Planning to go bird watching in Ecuador? Then this is the app for you. This app fills a gap in the region and is the only app available for Ecuador! It is based on renowned reference work of the Helm Guide Series "Birds of Northern South America" by Robin Restall, Clemencia Rodner, and Miguel Lentino. The creation of apps from the book is a co-production between Bloomsbury Plc and Sunbird Images. The app contains 5,000 illustrations and more than 3,000 bird songs and calls in total.

>> Neotropical Birding magazine writes:

*** "Condensing Restall’s two-volume work into an app, while remaining usable, is no mean feat—and Sunbird Images deserve recognition
for successfully doing so. Navigation is admirably straightforward." ***

*** "Two nice touches are displaying the sonogram in ‘real time’ with the vocalisation, and a ‘loop’ facility to make playback more manageable." ***

*** "The app is self-evidently the equal of Restall et al. as an identification tool, and a smartphone is so much more portable than a field guide. Moreover, the in-built vocalisations are arguably worth the purchase price alone..." ***


This app is part of the Sunbird Images BLUE LABEL series. Our BLUE LABEL series are top notch digital field guides which provide the most comprehensive data available for a region or taxon. They stand for completeness including even the very rare species and vagrants which have only been recorded once or a few times in a region. Even the rare species are illustrated and described in detail featured with a full species account.

No other bird app for this region offers the following:

- Includes all 1,612 Ecuadorian bird species including all vagrants
- Selection of 5,000 illustrations from the reference work "Birds of Northern South America"
- All subspecies + geographic, age and sex variations illustrated
- 3,158 bird songs and calls
- Most advanced Compare Mode of any bird app - compare up to 16 species images / songs / maps
- Spectrograms of all songs + details where songs were recorded
- Detailed distribution maps of Northern South America down to subspecies level
- Introduction contains hints and links on bird watching in Ecuador
- Create sighting lists and sort by place, date, group, and name
- Automatically plots all birds on a map via GPS (editable)
- Make notes for each bird spotted
- A simple identification key narrows species down
- Sort and display species: A–Z, 6 different languages, taxonomic

Ecuador is a prime birding spot and a country of extremes. It covers altitudes between coastal regions up to heights of more than 6,000 m and habitats that include coasts with beaches, Desert Woodland and Arid Scrub, Páramo, Temperate as well as Subtropical Montane Forest (Cloud Forest/ Elfin Woodland), the Amazon Rainforest in particular, Swamps and Mangroves. Ecuador has the largest biodiversity per square kilometre in the world, with an unlimited number of possibilities for birding.

Choose between 6 bird name languages:
English, Latin, Spanish, French, Dutch, German

Narrow species down by foot colour, bill shape, tail length etc. leading to the bird searched for plus a choice of similar species. You can also look for fragments of a species name – the search for “finch“ shows all the species which include the word “finch“ in the species’ name.

***A graphically well-designed layout – easy to use with large lettering.***

"All Birds Ecuador" is very well suited for keeping personalised bird watch lists.

The app will be continuously developed further. All updates are free of charge. Once downloaded no internet connection needed – just download the app and start birding!

Visit our internet support site for more information www.sunbird.tv. We are happy, if you like our app. Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions or suggestions or comments at: [email protected]

All Birds Colombia - a complete field guide to all the bird species recorded in Colombia

All Birds Colombia - a complete field guide to all the bird species recorded in Colombia

Mullen & Pohland GbR

*** Do you plan to go bird watching in Colombia? Then this is the app for you. This app fills a gap in the region and is the only bird app available for Colombia! It is based on the renowned reference work of the Helm Guide Series "Birds of Northern South America" by Robin Restall, Clemencia Rodner, and Miguel Lentino. The creation of apps from the book is a co-production between Bloomsbury Plc and Sunbird Images. The app contains 5,600 illustrations and more than 4,000 bird songs and calls in total. ***

*** Dutch Birding Journal writes:

"Would I recommend this app to anyone going on a birding trip to Colombia or one of the other countries in Northern South America? For sure! ..., you will be provided with a load of information, a nearly complete set of bird sounds and a few useful tools and features for use in the field for relatively low money." ***


This app is part of the Sunbird Images BLUE LABEL series. Our BLUE LABEL series are top notch digital field guides which provide the most comprehensive data available for a region or taxon. They stand for completeness including even the very rare species and vagrants which have only been recorded once or a few times in a region. Even the rare species are illustrated and described in detail featured with a full species account.

No other bird app for this region offers the following:

- Includes all 1,889 Colombian bird species including all vagrants
- 5,600 illustrations from the Helm Guide Series "Birds of Northern South America"
- Covers all subspecies + geographic, age and sex variations
- 4,054 bird songs and calls
- Most advanced Compare Mode of any bird app - compare up to 16 species images / songs / maps
- Spectrograms of all songs + details where songs were recorded
- Introduction contains hints and links on bird watching in Colombia
- Detailed distribution maps of Northern South America down to subspecies level
- Create sighting lists on a map via GPS and sort by place, date, group, and name
- Make notes for each bird spotted
- A simple identification key narrows species down
- Sort and display species: A–Z, 6 different languages, taxonomic

Colombia is the “Land of Birds” with vast natural richness and a number of natural superlatives. With its nearly 1,900 species it covers about 20 % of the world's bird species population with 78 endemic species covered in this app.

Choose between 6 bird name languages:
English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Latin

Narrow species down by foot colour, bill shape, tail length etc. leading to the bird searched for plus a choice of similar species. You can also look for fragments of a species name – the search for “finch“ shows all the species which include the word “finch“ in the species’ name.

***A graphically well-designed layout – easy to use with large lettering.***

"All Birds Colombia" is very well suited for keeping personalised bird watch lists.

The app will continuously be developed further. All updates are free of charge. Once downloaded no internet connection needed – just download the app and start birding!

Visit our internet support site for more information www.sunbird.tv. We are happy, if you like our app. Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions or suggestions or comments at: [email protected]