iPhone users who also happen to be bird enthusiasts can rejoice over the introduction of the latest app to help them get their birdwatching fix: iBird Pro Guide to Birds.
Designed with advanced birders and professional naturalists in mind, iBird Pro offers detailed identification of almost 1,000 North American and Hawaiian bird species through hand-drawn illustrations, high quality images, range maps, and audio recordings of calls so you can pinpoint the species you’re looking for with precision. The app also includes comprehensive data on behavior, habitat, and ecology of a species’ region, and allows you to search by color, shape, head and body patterns, song, flight style, wing span, weight, length, or location to make finding your prize as easy as possible.
Although a bit pricier than many other birdwatching-specific apps, iBird Pro promises to be the only birding app you’ll ever want, receiving awards and accolades from a variety of organizations and personalities, including Scientific American Magazine and USA Today. The app automatically syncs your Favorites and Notes to iCloud, saving your information for review any time you like. And perhaps best of all, iBird Pro does not require an internet connection to access the wealth of information in its database — an obviously fantastic feature for getting out into nature for a spell. Fun feature: shake your iPhone to hear a randomly selected bird call whenever the app is running!
Take a look at this video to get a better idea of all that’s waiting for you in iBird Pro!
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