NB: Please note that an additional download of 181MB is required once this app has been installed. Please ensure you use a WiFi connection to prevent additional data costs.
Hi-res images, distribution maps and detailed text descriptions of over 290 bird species found in Britain and Ireland.
Audible calls for most bird species.
“Bird Compare” to allow you to compare two birds on the same screen (including calls).
A personal bird list that stores your bird sightings saved to the device that can then be exported through email.
View the Bird Index by Common or Scientific bird names.
*Uninstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own master list separate from the program.
Bird Id is the perfect bird watching companion.
Great fun to use, bird identification can be enjoyed by the whole family. Bird Id is ideal for those with an interest in birds, nature and birdwatching. Make your own bird sighting diary by adding your sightings to our map.
Bird Id does not need an internet connection, all the information for birds is downloaded when the app is purchased.
Bird Id is the original and the best bird identifier app. Bird Id is an easy to use identification guide created by professional published ecologists, accept no cheap imitations!
Have you ever been bird watching and wondered "What kind of bird is that?". Bird Id is a great bird identifier app that helps you quickly and easily identify 250 bird species of the British Isles. Its great fun to use too. With Bird Id, identification can be enjoyed by the whole family. For the bird enthusiast there is anatomical, ecological and taxonomic information too.
Bird Id can be used to keep a log of your bird sightings making it easy to build a record of the birds you've seen. Bird Id uses propriety image and audio libraries to help make bird identification quick and easy.
Isoperla apps appear in BBC Countryfile's top 10 apps, and have been described as "incredibly useful" by ITV's Seth Conway and "lovely" by Adam Vaughan of the Guardian.
Isoperla field guides are the only products on the market that use the KUSAM species identification methodology. This state of the art method is a modern taxonomic keying system designed specifically for use on mobile devices and is ideal for bird identification while birdwatching.
The RSPB annual survey is called the Bird Garden Birdwatch. The survey relies on accurate bird identification, bird id will help you identify these birds you see quickly and easily. We also include wading birds, summer and winter visitors and sea birds. The app is great to have to hand when bird watching.
The British Isles are also known as the Anglo-celtic Isles and include the UK (Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) and Northern Ireland) and Eire. Britain or Great Britain is the name given to the mainland within the United Kingdom (the UK). The UK is the political union between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, not a geographical area. The permissions needed to install the app are only used for the Google Map component and to check the licence on the Google Play store. The internet will only be used if you use the sightings map in the app.
Bird Identification is quick and easy with Bird Id. If you are looking for a bird identifier for birds of the British Isles then this is the app for you.
The Birds of Britain app contains 268 identification guides of birds found in the UK. It will help all nature lovers identify birds whilst out and about.
The app is a great reference guide for the novice bird watcher or experienced twitcher, giving detailed information on each bird and a gallery of high quality photos and some great bird sounds and calls. It is a great app for all the family.
The app has the following features:
☆ 268 reference guides of British birds, listed by A to Z or by Family
☆ 1418 photos to accompany these UK birds, assisting you with identification
☆ 260 bird songs / bird calls
☆ Family screen where by the birds are split down into families
☆ Favourites screen where you can store your favourite birds
☆ Search screen where you can search by either common or latin bird name
☆ Detailed information on each bird listed
☆ Scroll through pictures with a simple swipe of the finger
☆ Ability to Tweet and post to Facebook directly from within the app
☆ Fast, simple to use and regular updates
☆ Once downloaded, no internet connection needed
☆ Coming soon; Ability to backup favourites, store spottings and upload to a new online bird community.
Currently the app contains 268 of the most common British birds but we will be updating it in the coming weeks to have more birds of Britain.
If there is a bird that you think we have missed and you would like to see it listed, then please drop us an email at email@example.com and we'll happily include it.
When the app is opened for the first time, the image and sound files are downloaded (over 1000 files) therefore it requires that you have a good wifi internet connection. After this initial download of data, the app then functions completely offline, with no need for an internet connection.
If you are having problems with the app, rather than leave a negative review, please email us and we will help rectify any problems that you are having. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Works completely offline, with no need for additional downloading. Filter birds based on type, or status in the UK or search for them by name. Enlarge the images for easier viewing by touching them.
You can now listen to the songs of over 40 of the birds, with lots more to come in future updates.
The app lets you mark the birds that you've spotted to help keep track of which species have been seen and which are still eluding you.
A must-have for all keen ornithologists, birders, birdwatchers, twitchers or whatever you choose to call yourself!
Any problems or suggestions, please get in touch with email@example.com -----
Merlin is fun and easy to use—whether you’re curious about a bird you’ve seen once or you’re hoping to identify every bird that comes to your feeder. The answers are waiting for you with this free app from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
• Created for beginning and intermediate bird watchers, Merlin identifies the 400 most common bird species in the United States and Canada (excluding Hawaii).
• Intelligent results. No more scanning through hundreds of possibilities! Merlin shows the birds near you that fit your description.
• Customized location and date tools generate best answers for your neighborhood and time of year.
• Powered by eBird to deliver the most accurate results based on millions of sightings from bird watchers across North America.
• Enjoy more than 1,000 photos of birds, including males, females, and juveniles.
• Learn ID tips from Cornell Lab of Ornithology experts.
• Listen to beautiful bird songs and calls from the Cornell Lab’s Macaulay Library.
• It’s all free! The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s goal is to help you and millions of others to learn about birds.
The links and any feeds on this app UK Immigration come directly from the UK Border Agency www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
Crown copyright information taken from UK Border Agency visa information re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence (OGL). We also received authorisation from The National Archives on 21/06/13 to use this information to produce an app.
If you find it useful, please consider upgrading to the full version.
This is one of a series of Birding Checklist applications for Android mobile phones and tablets. There are applications for Australia, New Zealand, United States (excluding Mexico and South America), Western Palearctic (UK and Europe), Pacific Islands, South Africa, and Ecuador/Peru/Bolivia.
PHOTOS & SOUNDS are downloaded separately, and must be manually installed via your PC. Please check the Readme file at this download website so you know how to do this. The photos and sounds are NOT included in the download package from the Android market.
Please see support website https://sites.google.com/site/birdingchecklists/ if you have difficulties downloading and installing the photos and sounds.
WP/UK download website:
Western Palearctic (includes UK) – 924 species and 1188 subspecies
These applications include basic bird identification information, and are NOT intended to replace a field guide. It is expected that users will have good familiarity with the birds they are seeing, and will use this application for:
a. Logging bird sightings (with GPS co-ordinates if your phone has a GPS)
b. Uploading your sightings to eBird (or similar PC or online recording system)
c. Maintaining your Lifelist
Full versions have the following features:
- complete listing of all bird species and subspecies (where known)
- searching and filtering of the bird list
- statistics and record of your personal bird Lifelist
- current tick list (birds you have seen today or during a short field trip)
- quick lists for customised bird listings for locations your frequently visit
- display of bird photos and bird calls on the SD card linked to the application (these must be manually downloaded separately)
- logging facilities including GPS location (if your phone has a GPS)
- export log file in eBird Import format for rapid loading of your sightings to eBird
- optional downloadable Rangemaps and extended text descriptions (incomplete but growing collection on external download site)
- help information
- play mp4 videos of birds stored in the photos folder on the SD card
- support for large screen 1280 x 800 tablets
Demo versions have reduced functionality:
- cannot save sighting logs or statistics
- will not display rangemaps or extended descriptions
- do not display ticklists for regions
- no GPS location display on Google maps
- no alternate language support
- no quicklists (custom filtering of bird lists for your location)
- no mp4 video support
You can easily add your own resources files – the application places no restriction on this but very large numbers of photos (many thousands) may slow down the application.
Please contact me if you have any comments or suggestions, or corrections to the bird information. Please also get in contact if you are interested in helping create a new birding checklist application for birds in your area.
Record a bird singing and use Automatic Recognition to help identify it.
Automatic Recognition is a little like Shazam for birds.
Automatic Recognition takes place on the device, no connection to the internet or mobile network is needed.
Automatic Recognition needs good quality recordings to work well. See the help below, or follow the Developer Website link to find out how to improve your recordings.
How successful is it ? Our aim is to get the correct bird in the top three of those listed. In our testing of over 1,000 samples we found the success rate of Bird Song Id to be 85%.
Follow the Developer Website link to see a demo of Bird Song Id Automatic Recognition on YouTube
--------------- HELP ----------------
Automatic Recognition needs a good quality recording of the bird.
Only record when it is very quiet, apart from the bird singing of course.
Be close to the bird singing, as close as you can be without disturbing it.
Only record when a single bird is singing, or when a single bird is dominant
The analysis graph should have plenty of blue and green colors with few or no black peaks.
The peaks on the Bird Song Id graph should reach all the way to the top. Low peaks indicate poor quality and recognition is unlikely.
The Audio Quality, shown at the top of the results screen, should be at least Good, and preferably Very Good or Excellent
The highest Bird Song Id score should be above 70% to be useful. Below this and the system is telling you it is not sure what the song is.
A difference between two birds of less than 10% is not that significant, so listen to the samples from both to help you further
Make sure it is very quiet apart from the bird song which should be nice and loud
Be as close to the bird as you can be without disturbing it
Be patient, dont expect miracles, the system works but needs good clear recordings
The microphone is often at the bottom of a device, point the microphone towards the bird
Remove the case from your device if you use one as this can dampen the microphone
Record a single bird at a time
Capture at least two singing episodes if you can.
Record for the full 30 seconds
Avoid windy conditions. Air moving over the microphone will mask the bird sounds
Make sure there is plenty of life in the battery. Your device will reduce power going to the microphone as the battery runs down
Playing songs to the app from recorded material on the internet, other apps or CDs is unlikely to work as this material is digitally processed and edited (inter phase gaps are often shortened). They sound very different to recording birds for real in the natural environment.
Some devices, particularly larger tablets, do not have good microphones built in to them. This will result in a lot of background hiss that will cause Automatic Recognition to fail. Better external microphones are usually available for these devices.
This app contains:
- Information on 448 species of birds (distribution, habitat, food, etc.)
- 1360 photographs
- The sounds of 435 species
- An interactive key for identifying species
- An alphabetical list of species with a search function
This application is an adapted mobile version of the CD-ROM ‘Birds of Europe’, published by ETI, Netherlands (ISBN 90-75000-98-7). In addition to this e-fauna, other e-guides covering plants, butterflies, fish, reptiles and amphibians are available or in preparation. For a list of available titles, see: http://www.eti.uva.nl/products/apps.php
Editing: Tekla Boersma and Huub Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Paul Klinkenberg (opening screen).
Programming: Dennis Seijts, Stefano Martellos and Edwin van Spronsen.
Initiative: ETI BioInformatics.
Identification key: R. Sluys, G. Gijswijt and Huub Veldhuijzen van Zanten.
Drawings: F.J. Maas, Joh. Reydon and P. van der Wolf.
Bird calls: C. Hazevoet and L. Svensson.
Photography: we would like to express our gratitude to the following photographers for their willing co-operation : Jankees Schwiebbe (www.birdphoto.nl), Han Bouwmeester (www.hanbouwmeester.nl), Pieter Dol (www.pieterdol.com), Richard Diepstraten (www.pbase.com/richard2051), Toy Jansen (www.globalbirding.com), Robert Royse (www.roysephotos.com), Jan van der Voort, Marc Gottenbos (www.birdimage.nl), Stichting Saxifraga (Luc Hoogenstein, Piet Munsterman, Jan C. van der Straaten and Mark Zekhuis), Ruud Altenburg and Edwin van Spronsen.
ETI BioInformatics was founded in 1990 by the Dutch government and UNESCO to facilitate easy access to information on taxonomy and biodiversity. See http://www.eti.uva.nl
Obsmapp is the nature enthusiast's digital notebook. With Obsmapp you can submit all your nature observations directly from the field. All observations are automatically linked to the current time and GPS location. After your field trip you can upload your sightings to one of the linked portals. This is possible from the field by using the internet connection of your device, but also from your home WIFI network.
ObsMapp is available in the languages:
- No internet access needed in the field
- Location of the observation can be changed using Openstreetmaps (completely offline) or Google Maps (online)
- For uploading your observations an account for waarneming.nl, waarnemingen.be or observado.org is needed
- After uploading you will recieve an email with the results and on which site your observations will be visible
- View other's recent observations near your location.
- Download multimedia (pictures and sound recordings) to help you identify species
- Upload pictures together with your observations
- Create your own species lists
- All bird species of the world included and frequently updated
- Pick from an ever growing database of >450.000 (sub)species
- Join the community and get useful feedback from experts on your sightings
BirdsEye is a simple but essential tool for birders and naturalists of any level, and is finally available for Android! BirdsEye is the ultimate birding field guide that shows you where the birds are, and helps you identify birds around you by showing you what other people are reporting. Identification has never been easier!
BirdsEye also provides essential distribution, behavior and habitat text from Kenn Kaufman and other regional experts to help you find the bird once you get to the right spot. Stunning and detailed photographs from many top birders, bird photographers and guides will help remind you of the field marks you're looking for. BirdsEye is perfect for identifying the birds that are coming to your feeder, preparing for a trip on the other side of the world, or just want to know what is in your local patch.
The free/basic version of BirdsEye gives you instant access to the 100 most common birds in your area, which is great for beginning and casual birders. Paid subscriptions options give you access to every species in your region or worldwide.
Our mission is to promote citizen science projects like eBird. For about the price of a cup of coffee per month, signing up for a subscription helps us continue to improve BirdsEye and pursue our mission. Thank you!!
"Best invention for birding since binoculars"... Kenn Kaufman, author of the famed Kaufman Field Guides to Birds of North America
"A landmark in birding"… John Fitzpatrick, Director, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
INSTANT BIRD LISTS
• See customized lists of birds reported recently near you, at any birding hotspot across the world, or any random point on the map!
• Explore the map to see what has been reported at popular birding hotspots like Cape May in North America, Mai Po in Asia, Iguazu Falls in South America and thousands more
• Barcharts showing seasonal abundance for each bird.
• See recent eBird sightings for any species
PERFECT FOR LISTING
• See a list of “needs” - species recently reported nearby that aren't on your selected life or year list
• Automatically sync your life or year lists with eBird for the ABA area, world, country, state or even county!
• Find out what birds are being reported near your next destination, so you can target new life birds, study up on birds you aren't familiar with, and be more prepared!
• Bird finding tips will help you know where to look, and how to separate it from other similar species.
• Find additional content in the in-app Store for other continents, including sounds, images and bird-finding tips from local experts.
• Support for bird names in multiple languages and local bird names including English (US, UK, Australia, UAE), Español (local bird name options for Argentina, Chile, México, Panamá and more), Finnish, German, Japanese, Chinese, and more
BIRD GUIDE STORE
We have partnered with Birdsounds.nl, the premier online store selling bird sounds packages for many regions around the world. Access these extensive collections of bird songs tailored for traveling birders from right inside of BirdsEye.
Current offerings are:
• Bird Sounds of Costa Rica
• Bird Sounds of Brazil
• Bird Sounds of Nicaragua
• Bird Sounds of Venezuela
• Bird Sounds of Mexico
• Bird Sounds of Northern Siberia
• Bird Sounds of Sri Lanka
• Bird Sounds of Australia
• Bird Sounds of Peru
• Bird Sounds of Colombia
• Bird Sounds of Belgium and Holland
We are committed to supporting the birding community and bird conservation through the eBird project. We think they are worth it—now and for the future of birds and their habitats.
NB: Please note that an additional download of 30MB is required once this app has been installed. Please ensure you use a WiFi connection to prevent additional data costs.
"In southern Africa the Sasol eBirds would undoubtedly be my first choice. The text is detailed, the navigation system is user friendly and the opportunity to listen to recordings of calls and songs is a huge asset. Above all, the superb paintings by Norman Arlott and Peter Hayman have stood the test of time and are more detailed, more accurate and more life-like than anything on offer in other birding apps for the region." — Mark Cocker, author of Birds and People
- Images, distribution maps and text descriptions of 30 bird species found in the Southern African region.
- Audible calls for 29 bird species
- A "Smart Search" that allows you to easily identify a bird using beak shape, bird size, bird colour and habitat.
- You can select a region of Southern Africa, so that the lists of birds throughout the program display only the birds in your region. Includes GPS detection of your current location.
- "Bird Compare" to allow you to compare two birds on the same screen (including calls).
- A personal bird list that stores your bird sightings saved to the device* and can be exported to your storage card, email or to ebird.org extended record format.
- GPS location tagging of bird sightings.
- View the Bird Index by English or Afrikaans bird names.
* Uninstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own master list separate from the program.
This very task is quite challenging because it is not easy to identify them especially when they are so many feet away from the ground. Since birds are energetic and active animals, you need a clear and quick eye to be able to see as many details possible in such as very short period of time.
Aside from being too far away from you, other problems that you might encounter—especially if you are a first time bird watcher—is the dim light shaded by trees, the glint of sunlight that can affect your sight, and the hidden places where birds go to play. So, when you are into bird watching, it is always best to have a general knowledge on bird's attitudes and observe them carefully. You might not name them properly the first time but you definitely can the next time if you pay proper attention in observing them.
The following are just of the helpful tips that can help you in your very first bird watching session:
- Always keep on eye on one bird. Bird watching is more effective if one uses a binocular. When you are bird watching, try to spot only one bird that catches your attention. Once you have seen one, never take your eyes off it because it might fly to a place where you cannot see it.
In most bird watching centers, beginners are given a field guide in a form of a booklet or brochure so they can identify the bird once they have seen one. Once you know what is it, take time to observe its physical details as well as its behaviors and mannerisms. Make sure that you observe the bird's movements, markings, feeding habits, songs, color, and size so you can easily identify it the next time you see it.
- Make sure that you listen intently for the bird's calls and song. Although listening for a bird's song is easy, it doesn’t stay long in a person's memory. What you should do is to listen intently when the bird calls or sings and play the bird's song in your mind repetitively. Listening to a bird's call and song is important because it can help you identify the bird even without seeing it.
- Take time to estimate the bird's shape and general size. The average shape and size of the bird will give you a huge clue in finding out the family it came from. In bird watching, make sure that you assess its overall appearance and take note of its approximate size and shape. Once you can tell from the size and shape of the bird what kind is it, then you are doing good.
- Pay attention to the bill characteristics and facial markings of the bird in sight. This is one of the hardest things to do because the average of almost all birds are small. They also keep on moving so it will be hard to take note any unique markings on their faces. It is also equally hard to take note of characteristics of its bills because most birds keep on pecking all the time.
To get these details, spot a bird that doesn’t fly around that much. Once you found one, start observing it head by looking for any distinguishing hue patches or color strips. These can be present in their eye lines, crowns, napes, and arcs or in the rings.
Bird Watching Guide
Guide to Bird Watching
Bird Watching Tips
Bird Watching Techniques
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Bird Watching for Children
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Basics of Bird Watching
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It is therefore the aim of this toolkit to better characterise construction sourced disturbance effects to waterbirds on estuaries, and in particular, the effects of generated noise, in order to provide both works management with a clear route to determine high level disturbance issues, and consenting bodies with sufficient information to reduce the level of 'precaution' applied to the planning process. It is also hoped that the toolkit will provide information on a suite of actions for universal management and mitigation methods to be employed regardless of such work's location.
* A range of background information regarding both visual and noise disturbance stimuli
* Species information and mitigation advice for 16 common British waterbird species.
* Facility to monitor sound levels and calculate volume ranges
* Plot volume ranges on a map centered around your location or another specified location.
If you plan to visit any of these sites, take a look at what others have written already and, once you’ve been, feel free to write anything that you yourself would have found useful to know.
What did you see? Has anything changed? What advice can you pass on?
Whatever you write can be read and used by everyone who has this app.
It's like having a 'birders log book' for every site in Dave’s books.
New sites and sighting comments can also shared via the app on your Facebook page and also our 'Easy Birder' Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/dave-gosney-easybirder/366888360582
You can find out more about my books, DVDs and other information on my website: http://www.easybirder.co.uk/