Lighter and faster than books! I love this app for identifying birds and for logging sightings. As a novice, I cannot tell a thrush from a wren from a vireo, yet I can quickly ID new-to-me birds with this app just the same. A simple query by size, color, location and season returns a list pared down to the usual culprits, all of who have multiple photos and notes about key markings. With several audio samplings of each bird, and links to similar suspects for thoroughness, I can normally be sure of a positive ID in just minutes.
Worthless. The birds I am looking at do not appear in results. There were quail in my yard so a search for quail did not return the most common quail there is. Thanks to a Google search for quail I searched in the app for "Northern Bobwhite" and there it was under the heading New World Quail. Even then at first there were no results because I had to remove the space at the end that spellchecker adds. Maybe a good app for ornitholigists who already know everything but useless for novice hobbiest. The quail example is only the latest frustration. Every time I try to use this app I have a similar experience. Merlin by Cornell is no better
All it does is freeze and lock-up. Doing anything within the app takes several seconds to a minute for some kind of response from the app.
Pretty exhaustive and useful advance search, but a few issues like everytime i try to manually add a location for a sighting the screen goes to NY even though it has my location and should be able to add a park/ location to follow.
Love this app, great resource to have in the field! Best 5$ I ever spent.Only complaint I have is that it's difficult to close the app and sometimes need to force stop.
Not that bad...However if you ever sign in to keep track of your sightings, do NOT lose or forget your password. Customer Support is non existant. I have been waiting several weeks for help in resetting and no response.
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