iBird Guide to Birds of North America

▶ IBIRD NEW YEARS INTRODUCTORY SALE - PRICE REDUCED FROM $14.99 TO JUST $9.99 Did you know there are 48 million birders in North America? Did you know the hobby of birding is a $93 billion industry? Whether you are a bird lover or a fledgling, iBird for Windows 8 is the very first app purchase you should make. Why? Because it will help you identify, catalog, learn and appreciate learn everything under the sun about these magical creatures. With a patented visual search engine and extraordinary depth, the iBird Guide to Birds of North America will have you identifying any of 816 birds of North America like the experts with just a few taps. Once you have identified your bird use the app’s amazing collection of illustrations and photos to study its features and characteristics, or what birders like to call its GISS. Then use one of its 3,000 audio recordings from the famous Cornell Lab of Ornithology to invite the bird right to you! iBird lets you say goodbye to large, heavy and easy-to-forget printed paper based field guides with there postage stamp sized photos and replaces them with a multimedia marvel that will teach you how bird like an expert, and provide you with literally hundreds of illustrations, photos, textual data, numeric information and song recordings and much more. iBird contains the equivalent of 14 full sized field guides and yet the app is under 600 MB. Here are just a few of the things that make iBird the perfect app for birders. ▶ PATENTED INTELLIGENT "S.A.V.E" SEARCH ENGINE - iBird has an amazing feature called SAVE which helps you learn to ID birds like the experts. SAVE stands for Smart Attribute and Value Elimination and means that you will never be presented choices to search, which won’t lead to a result. iBird's SAVE search engine guarantees you will never see "no birds found." ▶ THE WORLD’S MOST ACCLAIMED IPHONE AND ANDROID BIRDING APP now comes to Windows 8 with features that go far beyond any field guide on the planet. ▶ INCLUDES 816 SPECIES OF NORTH AMERICA INCLUDING CANADA, NORTHERN MEXICO AND BAJA CALIFORNIA ▶ CONTAINS HUNDREDS OF GORGEOUS HAND DRAWN ILLUSTRATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS – for every species. The photos are from famous nature photographers and show each species in its natural environment. ▶ COMMENTS – A FIRST – Leave messages about any bird directly on its species page, save your own notes for every species and mark the birds you have seen or like as Favorites. ▶ 20 POWERFUL SEARCH ATTRIBUTES TURNS YOU INTO A MASTER BIRDER – iBird searches by location (state and provinces of Canada, coasts, oceans and seas), color, shape, size, habitat, backyard feeder, family, four kinds of color (primary, secondary, prominent, breast and crown) and much more. ▶ TUTORIALS - Explain how and when to use each search attribute long with lessons on birding. ▶ AUDIO SONGS AND CALLS – iBird offers 5 hours of bird songs and calls from the gold standard of recordings: the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Each song or call is annotated with what it means such as alarm, territorial, attraction, etc. ▶ CONFORMS TO ABA AND AOU STANDARDS –iBird follows standards set by the American Ornithological Union and the American Birding Association. As an example iBird correctly splits of the Winter Wren into the Winter and Pacific types. ▶ FIRST NAME, LAST NAME OR TAXONOMIC SORT – Sort species in taxonomic (evolutionary) as well as alphabetic order. AWARDS and ACCOLADES for iBird: iBird has won more awards for excellence than any birding app on the market. It has been recognized by respected birders as the only app you'll ever need, by professional nature photographers as the ultimate replacement for book-based field guides, featured in prestigious birding magazines, reviewed in blogs by well-known avian enthusiasts as well as advertised in national television commercials. Whether you're a novice who is looking to become an expert or an expert wishing to know more details that anyone could keep track of iBird is for you. iBird's elegant interface, which can be mastered in minutes, opens you to the world of birding in a super visual way. Containing the equivalent of 14 book-based field guides with iBird you will be able to type a few letter of any species name and see it appear instantly on the Browse screen. Don't know the name? Just enter your location, the bird's most prominent color and possibly a few other details and watch iBird's "parametric" decision engine find the exact bird you are looking for. It's patented algorithm makes finding a bird a simple step-by-step process where nothing can go wrong. It makes sure that the result you get is the only possible bird with those characteristics. But iBird is a lot more than a search engine. Its a treasure trove of high quality information about birds of the North American continent: there are literally thousands of photos of birds in every kind of situation imaginable--flying, perching, diving, nesting, etc. There are over 1,300 hand drawn high-resolution digital illustrations painted by extremely talented artists. Standard Features: ▶ Parameter driven search engine lets you identify birds quickly, so you spend more time observing and less time reading. ▶ Search by Location, Shape, Size, Habitat, Color, Family, Length, Weight, Wingshape and much more. ▶ Taxonomic and Alphabetical Family sort options. ▶ Hand-drawn full sized color illustrations, with perching and flight views. ▶ Multiple professional photographs for each species showing sexes and seasons. ▶ Professionally recorded bird calls and songs for almost every species. ▶ Extensive identification, behavior, and habitat information. ▶ Full color range maps. ▶ Links to detailed Birdipedia pages and hundreds of Flickr photos for each bird (requires internet connection). ▶ Bookmark birds as Favorites for fast access. ▶ Notes can be saved with every species page, date and time stamped as well as geolocation information added. ▶ Date and time stamped Notes for every species account. ▶ Use Favorites lists as life list, yard list, travel lists, etc. As a standalone Windows 8 desktop or tablet app, iBird does not require an Internet connection for access to the wealth of information in its database. This does mean that the application is large, so please be patient when downloading from the Windows app store.

Features:

  • Parameter driven search engine lets you identify birds quickly, so you spend more time observing and less time reading.
  • Search by Location, Shape, Size, Habitat, Color, Family, Length, Weight, Wing shape and much more.
  • Taxonomic and Alphabetical Family sort options.
  • Hand-drawn full sized color illustrations, with perching and flight views.
  • Multiple professional photographs for each species showing sexes and seasons.
  • Professionally recorded bird calls and songs for almost every species.
  • Extensive identification, behavior, and habitat information.
  • Full color range maps.
  • Bookmark birds as Favorites for fast access.
  • Notes can be saved with every species page, date and time stamped as well as geolocation information added.
  • Comments can be shared with other birder by adding to any species page.

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5 September 2015

Easy to use :)


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5 September 2015

This app shows what is possible within windows and is what other apps should strive for in functionality and quality.


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23 August 2015

Enough said.


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6 August 2015

A handy reference to use for bird identification.


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10 July 2015

This is wonderful. If you're ever prone to leafing through bird books, this is a must have (and tons more fun). It's been awhile since an app "wowed" me. This one does.


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1 July 2015

This is far better than any other app, and just as good in terms of material as any of the top books. I do wish it existed for Windows phones, though. It would be nice if I didn't have to carry a tablet (Surface or Kindle Fire) with me.


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25 June 2015

This app has everything you need to watch and identify birds, I really enjoy it.


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21 June 2015

Great app. Easy to use and lots of great features.


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16 June 2015

Great program, I love it.


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6 June 2015

Great for identification of birds. Has a few bugs but work pretty good.

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