iBird Pro Guide to Birds

iBird Pro Guide to Birds

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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 10.05. You can now search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). iBird Pro is the only app that offers Birds Around Me (BAM)—showing just those species in your GPS location. It also features our patented Percevia™ smart search, which helps you identify birds just like the birding experts.

iBird developers never sleep. Version 10.05 adds a unique collection of audio recordings for Owls as well as 7 new composite illustrations for the Aztec Thrush, Eastern Bluebird, Kittlitz’s Murrelet, Leach’s Storm Petrel, Least Storm Petrel, White-throated Sparrow and Yellow-eyed Junco. To see the latest drawings, go to Illustration Update on the Search menu.

Also includes our new Owls of Mexico and Central America package, including illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more.

More Details of What’s New: bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew

iBird Pro contains 944 species of North American birds, including both common and rare species. It is designed to help both experienced and novice birders identify and learn about their birds. Unlike other iPhone apps, iBird includes most of the popular birds of the Hawaiian Islands and is completely up to date with the 2016 AOU and ABA checklists.

With iBird Pro’s Percevia™ matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of 35 identification attributes to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have 3,300 built-in bird song recordings, 4,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,750 hand-drawn composite illustrations and over 1,000 range maps.

Version 10.05 of iBird Pro Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up and sharing your own photos, notes and favorites among all your devices.

With over 1 million downloads iBird is the standard that all birding apps are measured by.

Features

■ Identify 944 species with in-depth descriptions including details on appearance, habitat, behavior, conservation, size, weight, color, pattern, shape, sexual differences and much more.

■ Birds Around Me and Percevia™ smart search now available as in-app purchases with free 7 day trials.

■ Splits-History lets you see what birds have had name changes, have been split into more than one species or lumped into one species.

■ iBird’s icon-driven visual search engine enables you to identify birds using shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and more.

■ Extensive identification paragraphs and hard-to-find details such as diet, nest information, egg color, sex of incubator, vocalization definitions, and more.

■ The only birding app that includes both Illustrations and Photos.

■ Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery.

■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code.

■ Comprehensive range maps which include migratory routes as well as subspecies maps for 40 species.

■ Only app with a field mark layer which displays key ID marks for male, female and juvenile birds.

■ Post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers with an easy and user-friendly Notes and Favorites interface.

■ iBird’s database is completely self-contained; no internet connection is required like many other birding apps.

Other Features

■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels maintained by Birdlife International and is called the IUCN Red List.

■ All screens optimized for tablets - illustrations, photos and range maps fill the screen.

■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English).

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What's New

Includes Owls of Mexico, the first time we have extended the North America database to include new species. In this collection our favorite 16 Owls of Mexico and Central America are presented in all the high quality detail iBird is known for, including illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls, photos, ID and behavior data and much more. Take a look at the graphical onboard tutorial on the Purchase page for a visual presentation of a typical species account for this package. The collection is comprised of the following birds:

Balsas Screech-Owl, Bearded Screech-Owl, Black-and-White Owl, Cape Pygmy-Owl. Central American Pygmy-Owl, Colima Pygmy-Owl, Crested Owl, Fulvous Owl, Mottled Owl, Pacific Screech-Owl, Spectacled Owl, Striped Owl, Stygian Owl, Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl, Unspotted Saw-whet Owl, Vermiculated Screech-Owl.

Time of Day Search. The new Time of Day search feature lets you filter birds by activity intervals during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). Time of Day Notes which provide additional information about a species behavior are found on each species from a new Time of Day menu. The Time of Day feature is particularly useful for birders who are interested in night birding and is available as an inexpensive in-app update for 99 cents. Please note that we are in the process of updating the paragraphs for each species so this first release will not be complete.

Dropbox Migration is back. As you may know before we implemented iCloud for syncing Favorites, Notes and Photos, we used Dropbox. We made the shift because Dropbox removed an essential feature we used for the backup and sync feature to work. We thought enough time had gone by that most of our customers had migrated to iCloud, but we discovered that was not the case. So, we have implemented the Dropbox migration again feature so that customers who are still using it can let iBird move their Notes and Favorites to iCloud. You will still need to reassign your photos once they have been moved to your iCloud folder.

New Sounds. New sounds were just added for 8 owl species: the Elf Owl, Flammulated Owl, Great Gray Owl, Great Horned Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Spotted Owl, Western Screech-Owl, and Whiskered Screech-Owl. Check out the female call of a Northern Hawk Owl in flight and female alarm calls from a Spotted Owl. We are committed to adding to our extensive sound library and routinely check for new sounds that we can include. Our Western Screech-Owl is a prime example of this. While we had the song, trill and alarm calls for this species we were able to add female and begging whinny calls as well as a different type of alarm call.

New Species: We are constantly updating the illustrations for our species. Here are the ones we have updated for this new version 10.05 of iBird. Aztec Thrush, Eastern Bluebird, Kittlitz’s Murrelet, Leach’s Storm Petrel, Least Storm Petrel, White-throated Sparrow and Yellow-eyed Junco. To see the latest drawings, go to Illustration Update on the Search menu.

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