■ iBIRD YARD PLUS 99¢ SALE – iBird, the first digital field guide app, is celebrating its 3 year anniversary with a huge sale. Normally $9.99 iBird YARD PLUS is on sale for a limited time for 99¢.
■ NEW UPDATE 2.0.7 FIXES ISSUES WITH SD CARD – SEE RECENT CHANGES SECTION
■ NEW IBIRD BLOG: MUST READ DETAILS http://ibirdblog.wordpress.com/
■ BONUS FEATURE http://ibirdblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/01
■ INSTALLATION ISSUES FAQs http://ibirdblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/25/342/
■ IBIRD YARD PLUS VERSION 2 – NOW COMPATIBLE WITH TABLETS
NEW FEATURES OF IBIRD YARD PLUS VERSION 2 INCLUDE
■ 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 here. http://www.ibird.com/compare
■ Visit our web site iBird.com for full more details on iBird.
iBird Yard Plus: Macworld’s best reference app of 2009 comes to Android. Covers 234 species of North America, over 300 drawings, 500 photos, 60 minutes of song recordings from the Cornell Ornithology Lab. In depth descriptions, search engine to ID birds by color, shape, habitat, and more plus color range maps & lifetime updates.
No Internet connection required. Even includes endemic birds of Hawaii.
Only uses 13MB of RAM; entire 400MB database is on SD Card or main storage RAM.
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:
■ 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 generally 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) SD Cards and iBird App Installation. iBird always attempts to store the database on the devices SD Card or in the device’s storage memory. However not all devices will allow this. As developers we do not have control over where the app ends up. You can tell if the app can be moved to the SD Card by going to Settings->Applications->Manage Applications and tapping on the iBird app in the list.
- Location search has two attributes: Common for the most popular species in a state and Uncommon for rare and state listed birds.
- Attributes are grouped into basic, head and flight related area.
- 14 new search attributes including search by patterns, length, wingspan.
- Updated state and province bird lists using official references.
- Taxonomic and Alphabetical family sort options on Browse screen.
- Great app! ★★★★★ Great, easy to use app. I use of daily. I live in a wooded area so is great to be able to quickly I’d all the different bird calls I hear. -ravaldes
- Great application ★★★★★ Easy to use. So far it has contained every bird I’ve searched for. I am pleased and would recommend to anyone. -wheelguner
- love it ★★★★★ Use it all the time…it is the best one I found. -Toni
- Ibird yard plus ★★★★★ Excellent. And very useful app -Kathy
- Outstanding app ★★★★★ As a bird-lover, I can’t tell you how wonderful this app is! Take it with me everywhere — great for identifying birds by sight or “sound”! -MammaB
- Best app ever! ★★★★★ Any time I see or hear a bird I just open up ibird and figure out what it is. -JORDAN
- Ivies yard ★★★★★ Love it! Jam packed with info. Great photos and drawings etc. Bird calls excellent! -Bonnie