iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds
iOS Universal Reference
Update 9.2 of iBird Yard Plus Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up your own photos, notes and favorites. (See Settings->Dropbox for details.) You can also manage these on your Mac or PC in the iCloud folder. Version 9.2 uses 3D Force Touch for opening iBird with shortcuts and Deep Linking to search for any bird right from the iPhone's Spotlight screen. There is a new Save Search feature you asked for as well as 65 updated species accounts. We have also updated illustrations for these species: Caspian Tern, Common Ground-Dove, Dusky Thrush, Elf Owl, Great Skua, Hoary Redpoll, Olive-backed Pipit, Reed Bunting and the Rustic Bunting.
iBird Yard Plus 9.2 differs from our Pro and Plus apps as it has a reduced number of birds (235) and is more economical. The birds are selected to be the most likely to be seen in the vicinity of your home and back garden. Hawks have been added back into the mix because of popular demand.
iBird requires iOS 7, 8 or 9.
If you’re looking for the most expansive digital key, the encyclopedia-like iBird excels. It has the most sophisticated algorithm, incorporates live location, shows search results in real time (with a slide show option) and has the most fine-grained advanced key choices.
-The Quest for a Bird Identification Key by Diana Doyle in ABA BIRDING magazine, March/April 2014 issue
Check out a few of the exciting new features of iBird Yard Plus 9.2:
■ Replaced Dropbox with iCloud and included automatic Dropbox migration feature.
■ Faster Downloads with App Thinning. It now takes much less time to update iBird. App thinning only downloads and installs the changes made to the App.
■ New illustrations. Be sure to visit the Illustration Update attribute on the search menu and select the latest version number.
■ Improved Thumbnail and Gallery images.
■ Five hawks and one eagle added to the species list as requested.
Check out a few of the standard features of iBird Yard Plus:
■ Field Mark Layer. Detailed field marks on illustrations that can be turned on or off helps you to learn the key ID characteristics to look for.
■ 3D Force Touch uses shortcuts to open iBird to specific screens while Deep Linking puts iBird's database into the SpotLight search results.
■ Save Search remembers all your search settings even after quitting iBird.
■ Day and Night Themes. Day theme is black text on a white background. The Night theme features white text on a black background and keeps the iPhone from alerting every critter in the forest.
■ More sound recordings! Almost all birds, even the shy ones, have songs and calls, and iBird Yard Plus has the best from professional recordists in the field.
■ The only bird field guide app with BOTH illustrations and photos.
■ Search for any bird by entering a species Band Code, its Common or Latin Name.
■ Photo Center lets you organize your own custom photos and add them to species pages.
■ Favorites, Notes and Lists. Lets you pick birds to add to custom lists, back them up to iCloud, sync and share among other iBird apps or send them to your friends.
■ Sort and View Modes. Sort species by name or family and view by compact, icon, and thumbnail or gallery mode.
■ Slideshow. Choose species you want to learn about and the app will present photos and/or illustrations accompanied by songs and calls.
AWARDS and ACCOLADES for iBird:
■ MACWORLD'S "BEST REFERENCE APP 2009: 4 ½ out of 5 mice.
■ NOMINATED 2012 BEST APP EVER FROM 148APPS.COM
■ RECOMMENDED BY SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2012
iBird vs the competition: http://ibird.com/compare/
(1) Note iBird Yard Plus requires iOS 7, 8 or 9.
Update 9.2 of iBird Yard + Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up your own photos, notes and favorites.