With over 47 million enthusiasts in the United States alone, it is easy to see that birdwatching is an exciting hobby. With one of these apps and a few other essentials, you can start your birdwatching tour with eggs today!
For anyone new to birdwatching, it's a great way to get out and get in touch with nature. The hobby is even loved by celebrities like Paul McCartney, Wes Craven and former President Jimmy Carter. Seasoned bird watchers call themselves bird watchers and love to take their binoculars, field guides, and birding apps wherever they go. It's fun to see a bird you've never seen before, and these apps can help you learn to recognize them by seeing or hearing them, and tracking everyone you've seen.
Free Field Guide: Audubon Bird Guide [1
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The Audubon Bird Guide for North America (free) is a great choice for both novice and seasoned bird watchers, with its user-friendly interface and arsenal of information. The National Audubon Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of birds and other wildlife (as well as healthy ecosystems). Named after the famous ornithologist and naturalist John James Audubon, the organization made all the information they have collected about birds available for free.
The app itself is a wonderful field guide that is easy to use for beginners and robust enough for experienced birders to rely on. It has information on more than 800 species of North American birds. It allows you to quickly and easily identify birds by entering all the data you have observed. It also lets you learn more about birds that you identify or are looking for. There are more than 3,000 bird photos you can browse, as well as over eight hours of bird sounds and songs to listen to, multi-season maps and in-depth informative lyrics.
Integration with eBird (which we will cover in detail below) shows you nearby hotspots and real-time observation updates from other users. In addition, the Sightings feature allows you to keep a record of every bird you've seen, whether on a special bird trip or in a casual situation. The Audubon website also has many resources for getting started with birdwatching, which supplies you need to learn to recognize birds. Available on iOS and Android, the app is so easy to use that it shouldn't be an eagle.
Paid Field Guide: iBird Pro Guide to Birds
If you are looking for a field guide with detailed bird illustrations and audio clips then iBird Pro Guide to Birds ($ 14.99) the app to choose from. Available on both iOS and Android platforms, it is one of the most comprehensive and in-depth bird apps, and it is just as useful for new birders as for experienced birders. The app's identification tool is an in-app purchase that automatically identifies each bird from a photo taken with your device.
iBird provides illustrations and photos for all 900+ North American species, and each illustration is a high-resolution HDR drawing of the bird in its native environment. iBird makes it a point to include photos of male, female and young birds along with subspecies whenever possible. It also has an impressive library of over 4,000 vocalizations and bird song, and many birds have multiple audio files to listen to, as well as phonetic text and vocalization information. You can even listen to even-sounding calls. This is great if you're trying to limit a bird you've seen or learn specific bird calls. You can also shake your phone when the app is open to hear a random bird song.
By far the most impressive feature of the app is the powerful search function. You can filter searches by 35 unique features, including location, shape, size, habitat, color, family, order, and even conservation status. It also has maps for different bird species, showing where they are all year round and during migrations. iBird is an ideal field guide to have on hand, and its advanced features make it worth the expensive price tag.
Impressive Bird ID: Merlin Bird ID
Merlin Bird ID (Free) is a great app to have if you don't want a comprehensive field guide and are mostly looking to a bird identification tool. Designed by the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, the app can easily identify birds by photo or by answering five simple questions, such as "What were the main colors" and "What size was the bird" to narrow down the possibilities. Then it shows you the best matches, complete with pictures of men and women, and an audio clip. You can also click on "This is my bird!" button if in fact it is your bird.
The app provides maps for every type of bird, showing where the areas known to live or migrate, and is filled with audio clips of bird calls and songs with visual audio waves for you to better understand. Merlin Bird ID also has a Bird Exploration section where you can see birds that are in your area along with a photo of each and a simple calendar showing the months it is customary for them to be there. The app has a large database of over 40,000 bird photos and 15,000 songs and calls, and contains information on birds around the world, curated by ornithological experts. Thanks to this app you will be a wise old owl in no time!
Control Your Bird Calls: Larkwire
If you're serious about ornithology and controlling bird sounds, you've got an app like Larkwire ($ 14.99) on need your side. The game app is designed to efficiently and effectively teach bird lovers of any age and skill level bird song, and extracts from a database of over 300 calls (with multiple calls for certain birds). It tracks your progress and lets you pick up the app where you left off so you can practice at any time. Larkwire is available on the Internet and for iOS users, and it is as informative and easy to use as emu-sing.
Find and Track Birds: eBird
Download the bird's eye view of the birds near you with eBird (free). Also designed by the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, this app makes it easy to see the latest local sightings, find hotspots near your home or wherever you travel, and to be connected to & # 39; the world's largest bird community. You can even contribute your own observations to keep the lists as current as possible and help ornithologists.
eBird lets you take notes for each of your observations, including how many of each type of bird you've seen, and you can type your own notes, such as & # 39; bigger brown duck head & # 39; or & # 39; usually active over mowed grass meadow & # 39; in the & # 39; Notes & # 39; section. The app keeps a running list of all the birds you have ever seen and noted in the app, with monthly and annual breakdowns, and tracks all your exploratory journeys via GPS and displays them on a map so you can keep track of where you are go birding every time you go out. eBird has integrations with Merlin Bird ID and Audubon for more accurate tracking of sightings.