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Rating: 3.9 (353) Cost: Free Downloads: 50,000 - 100,000
■ IBIRD PRO 2011 BEST APP EVER AWARD WINNER
■ NEW VERSION 2.0.9 FOR ICE CREAM SANDWICH
■ NEW AUDIO CLIPS FROM THE MACAULAY LIBRARY AT THE CORNELL LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY
■ BRAND NEW LANDSCAPE MODE PHOTOS
■ NEW VIEW MODE FEATURE: SEE LISTS IN COMPACT, ICON, THUMBNAIL AND GALLERY FORMAT
■ BETTER TABLET COMPATIBILITY IN 2.0.9 - SEE RECENT CHANGES SECTION
■ CORRECTS SD CARD FAUX PAS - SEE (4) BELOW
■ NEW IBIRD BLOG: ibirdblog.wordpress.com MUST READ DETAILS
■ INSTALLATION ISSUES: http://bit.ly/ibird_install_faq2
NEW FEATURES OF IBIRD LITE VERSION 2.0.9
■ All screens optimized for tablets - illustrations, photos and range maps fill the screen.
■ Audio bird songs and calls from the Macaulay Library at the Lab of Ornithology.
■ See how 5 most popular birding apps stack up: http://bit.ly/compareapps
Named best reference app by Macworld the free iBird Lite app is a sampler with all the features of the fully paid Pro. Designed specifically for the Android, iBird Lite contains 30 birds, 50 illustrations, 127 photos, 58 audio recordings of bird calls, 30 range maps and comprehensive facts to help you identify and enjoy some of the most popular birds in North America. No Internet connection required. Even includes the extinct Ivory-billed Woodpecker.
Bird by Bird installer vastly simplifies installation with download manager for sounds, illustrations and photos. Can sync over any kind of network but WIFI is recommended.
Notable features of this version 2 of iBird are:
■ Illustrations, Photos and Maps are full HD 576 x 720p resolution
■ Attributes are grouped into basic, head and flight related areas
■ Updated state and province bird lists using official references
■ Taxonomic and Alphabetical family sort options on Browse screen
■ Playing bird songs and calls lets you to attract birds right to your device for easier identification, clearer photographs and more enjoyment (1)
■ Icon-driven search engine, enables you to identify birds using shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and more
■ Hand-drawn full sized color illustrations, with perching and flight views
■ Multiple professional photographs of most species, showing plumages, sexes and seasons
■ Extensive identification, behavior, and habitat information, including diet, egg color and much more
■ Full color range maps for every species
■ Zoom and pinch bird portraits, for viewing fine detail
■ Links to Flickr photos and detailed Wiki pages for each bird
■ Bookmark birds as favorites for fast access
■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English)
■ Includes band codes
■ Lifetime updates to bird information
You can also keep up to date with other iBird users by following @iBirdExplorer on Twitter and by joining the iBird fan page on Facebook (search for iBird).
(1) If you use iBird in the field, please do so responsibly. We recommend the American Birding Association's Code of Ethics (http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html), particularly section 1(b), for guidance.
(2) The database of bird illustrations, photos and sounds is downloaded from our server so before installing iBird please make sure you are on a fast WIFI connection. A cellular connection will general be too slow.
(3) If you need tech support please go to http://www.whatbird.com/contactus/ and fill out the form. It will help us diagnosis your problem.
(4) Previous versions of iBird inadvertently had encryption on which prevented app from being moved to SD Cards. This has been fixed and now if you have an SD Card you can move the iBird application to it, if it does not install there by default. Database always installs on SD Card or storage area.
Dave - 2011-09-25
Very impressive search engine, drawings and illustrations outstanding plus great bird songs makes iBird my favorite app. I used this free Lite version to make decision to the full Pro which is on sale for 50% off right now.
Jennifer - 2011-10-06
I used the first version and loved it. This version says you must have a SD card. I checked and mine is installed and working. Please fix the bug.
Michael - 2011-10-09
best app ever
sybrena - 2011-05-19
Very small list of birds, but has good info on them. Pics & drawings are good. Never a prob viewing or listening to the sounds. Good for the price!
kara - 2011-04-28
Patrick - 2011-06-28
Looks like an app I would like and use but cannot be moved to the SD card on my Incredible and is too large otherwise. I have uninstalled it.
Roman - 2011-08-02
aplication is ok but i need bird base from Europe???
sparky - 2011-09-01
What little it does, it does very well. The free version only has 30 birds in it.
Dean - 2011-05-29
why do developers always think the whole world only wants US based stuff. Dont they have birds elsewhere.?
Angela - 2011-05-14
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