Morcombe's Birds of Australia

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About this app

NB: Please note that an additional download of 325MB is required once this app has been installed. Please ensure you use a WiFi connection to prevent additional data costs.

Michael Morcombe's Field Guide to Australian Birds has been called the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds in the market today and now it is perfectly complimented by the eGuide which features:

● Optimised controls – swipe to next or previous species, one-tap enlargement of an image and rotate the device (landscape) to enlarge an image completely (and fit the width of the screen).
● Over 3000 hi-res bird images covering over 790 bird species.
● Most bird species have a detailed distribution map showing any subspecies that occur.
● Detailed text descriptions of almost all bird species including songs and calls, measurements and breeding behaviour.
● Over 1800 carefully-selected and edited sound recordings for over 600 species. Many species are represented with multiple call examples showing the full range of vocalizations.
● The ability to compare any two images, maps, or sounds, side by side on the screen.
● The ability to filter by geographic location, so that you see only the species likely to occur in your location, and to further reduce the possibilities to usual or vagrant species in the selected area.
● A "Smart Search" that gives the ability to search by distinguishing features such as size, colour, physical features, habitat and exclude certain types of birds (eg. Passerines).
● *A basic personal species list that stores your sightings saved to the device (ability to upload list coming soon)
● A comprehensive help and introduction section to help you if you get stuck or don’t understand how a certain feature works.

* Uninstalling/reinstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep a backup from the application (My List -> Export).

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Updated on
Aug 19, 2023

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293 reviews
Wayne Suffield
August 27, 2023
Full-time action wildlife photographer with a bird focus for the past 9 years. My wife and I use this excellent app almost daily. It is detailed and wonderfully informative in both words and images. The sound element is less polished and perhaps less comprehensive with samples of birds in my area of SW Victoria. Sound quality is also sometimes poor (Diamond Firetail). The latest update which we both received on our S20+ and S21+ has an unreliable repeat function. So frustrating.
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August 27, 2023
Hi, Thank you for the comment. I have sent the issue to our developers to fix. Should be fixed with the next update.
Eric Sweet
September 20, 2021
Recommended by a friend, and it doesn't disappoint with coverage of species or ease of finding the bird you're looking for. The one feature that seems arbitrarily limited is related to entering sightings. It has an entry for GPS, but you can only have it entered automatically, based on your current location. If you're like me, and typically enter sightings at the end of the day, this means you can't manually record the actual GPS coords of the sighting, only have it enter *where you are when you enter the sighting*. Pretty limited, and doesn't afford any integration with Google Maps. Add those bits of functionality and I'd go 5 starts, as it is, it gets 4.
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