For many people bird watching is an opportunity to feel close to nature. They also enjoy the relaxation and peacefulness by watching birds. Some birders, however, will travel long distances just to see a rare bird.
Most birders start out by watching and attracting birds to their own backyards. Bird feeding can benefit birds and also provide great bird watching. You can attract a variety of interesting birds to your yard by selecting and offering the right kinds of food. The common types of food offered in bird feeding are seeds, nectar, suet and fruit. Early morning is the best time for bird watching since many birds are then searching most actively for food.
Once you start feeding birds, you'll probably want to identify who is coming to visit. Equipment used for birding includes binoculars, a blank notebook, and one or more good field guides.
Field guides are books with pictures and descriptions of the birds. A field guide shows birds of just one country, or one region of a country, or one habitat.
Binoculars are described by two numbers: 8x32 for example. The first number tells you the magnification power of the binoculars. The second tells you the size of the objective lens at the end of the binoculars in millimeters. Most bird watchers think that 7 or 8 power is about right for most birding.
The next step is to broaden your birding experience beyond your own backyard. Plan a trip to a bird sanctuary, national park and other locations where you can see birds in large numbers. Wherever you go, never harm the birds and always respect other birders.
And don't forget to join a local birding club. Clubs organize field trips, show films of good bird watching destinations and some of them are involved in local environmental projects. Also visit your local library and check out books on birds and ornithology.
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You can browse birds alphabetically with English name or family name. Search for birds with word is available by typical operation.
Japanese name could be convenience when you talk to Japanese bird watcher. ex. “Red-crowned Crane” is “Tan-cho” in Japanese name. It has also glossary and terminology in Japanese and English.
Use the lists feature to make own list with your interest, and lifelist. Sample lists included, The three great voices of Japan, Natural monument of Japan.
This app developed by Enwit Inc. with texts and sounds by Hideo Ueda, photos by Takuya Kanaouchi, translation by Susan Ishida.
Original books is published by Bunichi-Sogo Syuppan., Co. Ltd.
Bird Watcher’s Digest (BWD) has a proud history as the magazine for bird watchers who love to read and for readers who love to watch birds. Now your favorite content is more interactive, more portable, and “greener” than ever!
As a special promotion, for a limited time, you can download the BWD app FREE!
In each issue of Bird Watcher’s Digest, you’ll find:
- An in-depth profile of a North American bird species
- Tips on solving confusing identification challenges
- Candid and insightful columns from professional birders and naturalists
- Advice on attracting more birds to your backyard
- Travel accounts birding festival reports, and info about birding hotspots in North America and beyond
- Answers to readers’ bird-watching and backyard questions
- Bird behavior, feeding, nesting, optics, photography, and much more!
- Gorgeous reproduction of the magazine’s pages, including brilliant photographs and layouts just like the magazine you love!
- Digital-only features including bird video clips and sound recordings playable right in the app!
- Text-formatted articles optimized for mobile readability.
- Bookmark your favorite articles.
- Share comments and articles with fellow bird enthusiasts.
- Search an archive of recent issues. The app includes issues dating back to September/October 2011.
- Regular updates from the BWD “home nest,” via our in-app “Birder Feeder” RSS feed including selected blog posts, podcasts, travel articles, festival announcements, prize drawings, and exclusive offers.
- The BWD app is FREE for a limited time—download today!
This application is powered by GTxcel, a leader in digital publishing technology, provider of hundreds of online digital publications. Check the App Store for more apps from your favorite magazines!
Designed by birders for birders, the app is packed full of useful features and ways to read and be alerted to the very latest birdnews.
• Push notification alerts – set up and save individual ‘alert filters’ and get instant alerts when birds matching your criteria turn up
• Breaking birdnews sightings – instant access to all the latest birdnews with pre-defined easy to use reports, or search the sightings using your own criteria
• Sightings database – access to over 700,000 sightings from the last 10 years
• Species maps – see what birds have been seen where on an interactive map
• Species photo gallery – huge collection of photos from our users
• Submit a sighting – send us your sightings quickly and easily, GPS find-me feature makes it easy to report your sighting even if you don’t know the area.
Permanently free content includes
Bird reports - the very latest bird sightings from each county from across Britain and Ireland
Photo gallery - rare, scarce and common bird photos from Britain and Ireland
Detailed directions for specific sightings and push notification alerts can be trialled for 24 hours.
You can look up birds anytime, anywhere with this app installed on your Android device. No more having to lug heavy guidebooks around.
When you encounter a bird, you can listen to its pleasing birdsong, then you can let this app work for you. You can browse by name alphabetically or by family, or search by common name, scientific name, or Japanese name.
Japanese name could be convenience when you talk to Japanese bird watcher. e.g. “Red-crowned Crane” is “Tan-cho” in Japanese name. It has also glossary and terminology in Japanese and English.
If you do not remember or cannot even guess at part of the bird's name, you can use the search function to search by color, size, habitat, or distribution. You can browse through the quickly returned search results, which are sorted by size. Color or habitat search conditions can be set as a filter as you wish.
To play a sound, simply tap on the sound play button or on the phonetic spelling text. Photographs, life descriptions, and phonetic spelling for voices help you to understand birds effortlessly.
In addition, you can let the link function work for you so you do not miss similar sounds.
You can make your own lists of favorite birds, by season, by site, or in any manner you like. Included are sample lists for Hokkaido(endemic to Hokkaido) and Okinawa(endemic to Okinawa).
The player function plays sounds from your own list or by family.
You can use it to simply appreciate your favorite sounds, or to train your ear using blind mode.
Text size for menus and descriptions can be set to small or large as you wish. This app is bilingual in Japanese and English, allowing you to enjoy international communication through wild birds.
The photographs are by Takuya Kanouchi, and the sound recordings and text are by Hideo Ueda. Between them, they have taken a massive number of photographs and recorded many, many sounds over several decades. Now this wealth of information is in your hands, and with this treasured library you can go out into the field of wild birds.
Some of the contents of this app were originally published as a book (see left picture). This app includes a glossary and terminology for parts of a bird taken from the book.
When you use this app to play sounds outdoors, please use headphones or turn the volume down if using a speaker. Your consideration in not disturbing other birdwatchers is appreciated.
Theme your Android phone or tablet with this collection of 40+ restored images from plates I - XV of Audubon's Birds of America.
John James Audubon determined to paint every bird in North America. In the 1820's he began this goal by securing financial backing, and from 1827 to 1838 published the prints in sets of five.
This live wallpaper gallery contains images from plates I-XV representing the first three sets issued. The various image sets all begin with the original full Audubon plate.
In addition to the birds, Audubon often depicted North American flora and fauna, often representing a wide variety of regional reptiles in the plates.
You can browse the settings page that gives the full historical title of the plate, and often gives the name of the plants, reptiles and insects also present in the image.
The original plates were produced on an ivory paper, that in many cases has darkened significantly over time. With these restored images, you can apply a number of tints to theme your display with your favorite color scheme. The tinting effect works best with lighter tints, but a reverse tinting effect is present that works best with darker tints.
Plates I-XV include depictions of the following birds:
1. Wild Turkey
2. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
3. Prothonotary Warbler
4. Purple Finch
5. Bonaparte's Flycatcher
6. Wild Turkey
7. Purple Grakle or Common Crow Blackbird
8. White throated Sparrow
9. Selby's Flycatcher
10. Brown Titlark
11. Bird of Washington
12. Baltimore Oriole
13. Snow Bird
14. Prairie Warbler
15. Blue Yellow-backed Warbler
Additional features of the live wallpaper:
- Explore images as you change your Android screens left and right
- Manually change images with an up/down gesture
- Timer settings to change images automatically (every 30 minutes, every day, etc.)
- Individually adjust the display (brightness, contrast, saturation) of each image
- Enable/disable individual images for display
- Apply tints to individual or all images to further customize your display
- Apply reverse tint and screen effect individually or to all images
All birders regardless of their level of expertise or dedication keep a record of their observations commonly referred to as bird lists.
My Bird Observations was written by a birder for birders. Designed to be easy, fast and above all else - useful.
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Includes the IOC World Bird List of 10,000 English bird names, along with eBird names, British List names and scientific names. User may filter list by geographical region, life list or custom template.
Search DB in alphabetic or taxonomic order. Or find birds by last word of name, 1st&last word, scientific name or BBL code.
Tracks the number of individuals and comments for each species sighted
Add 1 to sighting count with one keystroke.
Creates files that can imported directly into the popular web databases - eBird and Eremaea Birds, as well as, spreadsheet software.
Email files to any email address.
Import trip lists and templates.
Import Life List From eBird
User-managed life list.
Display bird names in English, Swedish, German, Spanish or French. Or scientific names.
Custom Templates - Create pre-defined lists of birds. Use them to populate lists with sightings with zero counts. Or use to filter the bird database.
Tested on Motorola Droid X & 2, LG Optimus Sprint Droid, Motorola Atrix, eLocity a7, and EVO 4G.
Can you identify what bird others are having trouble with? Have you seen the birds everyone is talking about?
Indoors or out, now at your fingertips you can immerse yourself in the world of wild birds. With fresh content every time you open the app, you'll also discover the latest news, info and trends about birds and birding.
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We work together with Observation.org and use the official IOC World Bird List (Worldbirdnames.org)
You can easily change the search language and the display languages and there are various ways to select or search for a bird's name.
Always handy when you are into ornithology, a birding guide, on holidays, want to learn bird names in foreign languages or when you get in contact with foreign bird watchers in your country or abroad.
- Chinese (Mandarin)
★ Month view for best moon phase days
★ Day view for best hours bird activity
★ User notes and photos with map location
★ Photo sharing
★ Widget: today state
The solunar tables provide you the best times of the day and best month days for activities concerned to wildlife like birdwatching.
The best times for this activity are determined monthly by the moon phase. We can find the maximum when full moon or new moon and minor activity periods among them.
Birdwatch Calendar provide all the information about solunar tables for the best watching experience.
In the Month View you can see the moon phases and best wildlife (birds) activity. You can see too if any day has notes or photos attached (white/yellow points). Touching a day you enter in the Day View where you can see the best times for the selected day based on moon and sun at your location.
The geolocation is done using GPS or mobile network, so is recommended enable at least one of this geolocation methods in your phone configuration. Without them we couldn't calculate the day events. If you are located far away the mobile networks then enable your GPS.
A simple, yet very elegant app to unobtrusively note various species. A simple and powerful search function to make entries in a jiffy.
- Record your sightings.
- Lists and sightings saved on device as well as on the cloud.
- Create / Delete Lists.
- Organize your sightings into various lists.
- Contains checklists of India, Great Britain, North America, Indonesia and the entire world.
Developed by a birder and his 3 friends, because he won't stop nagging us..
** Thanks to the bird enthusiasts of Bangalore for using our app and also for the great feedback **
We would like to hear from you. If there is a feature that you would like us to add to this app, please free to add that under this link : https://trello.com/b/c1th0DVd/birdr
You can report any issues here - https://trello.com/b/c1th0DVd/birdr
- Defect fixes.
- Added Bangalore checklist
- Usability improvements
- One of the developers claim that he has a Swiss Bank a/c...
- Fed the minions some bananas and got some defects fixed
- Happy New Year!!! :)
- Allow a sighting to be marked as 'heard only'
- Checklist updated with new names and taxonomic classification
- Allow manual sync of lists
- Bug fixes
- Fixed Twitter login
- Fixed Facebook login crash
- Fixed the issue of wallpaper not being displayed on some handsets
- A change in application exit behavior from the login screen
- Fixed logout behavior
The Konkoit Birding App is a tool for birdwatchers to record and share their bird sightings and experiences and to access sightings, photographs, sounds and information uploaded by other birders. The Konkoit Mobile Application links to the Konkoit website at www.konkoit.com.
Konkoit is ideal for all birders, the incidental backyard birder, the compulsive twicher travelling around the globe and everyone in-between.
Record and manage all your bird observations
In order to build their own personal life list, birders often note the first time they see a new type of bird. This approach is messy as notes gets lost and it is difficult to keep track of more than one list, for example for different years or different places. The Konkoit Birding App makes the recording of multiple, regular sightings quick and easy. Your phone becomes your bird recording device, always within easy reach, allowing you to record your sightings and download these to the internet with minimal effort. Information is then safely stored at www.konkoit.com where it can be viewed, edited and again exported in various formats.
As the sightings recorded with the Konkoit Birding App are linked to a particular time and GPS location, Konkoit can be used to set up and view your global life list or lists for specific locations or specific time periods.
Personalise your Konkoit Birding App
The Konkoit Birding App firstly allows you to filter the global list of birds according to the region or country that you are birding in. In addition, you can further limit the bird list shown in your Konkoit Birding App to only show birds occurring at your current location.
The App can highlight your current lifelist, that is all the bird species previously recorded by you. You can thus see at a glance which birds to target to grow your lifelist.
Access Bird information
The Konkoit Mobile Application and website allows you to access information on each of the around 10 500 surviving species of bird. The Konkoit Birding App filters the global specie list by country or region so that you only see the birds relevant to you.
A distribution map is provided for each specie and the App shows the best photos per bird specie as uploaded and rated by the members of Konkoit. Sounds for a large number of bird species are also available on the application.
You are also able to look at all sightings logged on Konkoit for any type of bird. Specifically, the most recent sightings made by other Konkoit users will be viewable via the Konkoit Mobile Application. Using Konkoit, you will then also be able to identify other birdwatchers active in your area.
It is free to be a casual member of Konkoit and the download of the application is free. Casual membership gives you access to all the information and functionality of Konkoit, except that the number of observations that you can record in any given month is limited. Money earned from advanced membership funds the further expansion and improvement of the website.
You can either register to be a member at www.konkoit.com, using the simple registration form provided, or you can register directly using the Konkoit Mobile Application.
Please e-mail us at email@example.com with any comments or questions.