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.
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.
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Enter bird & wildlife* observations, photos**, habitat and more with customisable data entry. Bird Journal's growing library contains hundreds of checklists and taxonomies, with over 100,000 species and subspecies worldwide*.
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o A simple tap marks a species as seen and records the location and time of the sighting. If you are counting birds, further taps increment the count, with a built-in calculator available for large increments.
o Enhanced Intelliscroll™ switches between one- and two-letter alphabet tabs for superfast scrolling to the desired species; no need to scroll through 100 names starting with "S".
o Sightings can be marked as visual or "heard only".
o Coordinates can be recorded automatically for every bird (GPS-equipped unit recommended) or only for specific sightings.
o Recording of information (time, coordinates) for multiple sightings of the same species is optional (default records information only for the first sighting).
o Built-in, user-configurable "phrase list" makes adding notes to your sightings ("Breeding plumage", "Juvenile", etc.) a simple matter of tapping and not typing.
o Sort birds by Last Name, First Name, Bird Banding Code, Time Seen, or Taxonomic Order.
o Quickly switch between viewing all birds, only those seen or heard, or only those not seen or heard. View sightings at all locations or only the current location.
o Add "trip notes" to each day's sightings.
o Save and recall daily sightings directly on the device. Internet access not required for any aspect of the software.
o Save and recall daily sightings in the "cloud" using Dropbox™, enabling easy sharing of sightings among multiple devices.
o Create "life lists" of all your recorded sightings, or filtered life lists restricted by country, state, county, birding location, date, or by words or phrases in the trip notes (e.g., "Audubon trip") or the sighting notes (e.g., "Photographed").
o Output data via email, SD Card, or to Dropbox using standard (eBird, Google Maps) or custom formats.
o View sightings on a map on the device, or upload the information and create your own custom Google Map to view from a desktop and share with your friends.
o Preconfigured with U.S., but download dozens of country lists and all 50 state lists directly into the software. Even create your own lists.
o Country lists include standard English and local names for species (as well as scientific name), both for English-speaking countries (e.g., in the U.K., Loons are called "Divers") and non-English speaking (e.g., Mexico list includes names in English and Spanish, Swedish list includes names in English and Swedish, etc.).
o By installing (or simply entering) new lists, software can be used for sightings of anything - birds, reptiles, mammals, etc.
o Supports all characters, not just the Latin alphabet, so species names, user notes, etc. can be entered in European languages with various accent marks, Greek, Cyrilic, Japanese, etc.
o Full compatibility with iOS version, allowing you to record sightings on an iPhone and then view on an Android tablet (or vice-versa)
This app is a video instruction course (1 hour) for those interested in taking up the sport of bird watching. Before you start to bird watch, you must have a sense of what it's all about, what you need to do, and how to do it. This is what "The Way of Bird Watching" gives you, the essence of the sport of bird watching taught by a master of bird watching.
Dr. Lederer, former Chair of Ornithology at California State University, Chico, and author of seven bird watching books, teaches you exactly what you need to know about bird watching:
- How to find and identify birds.
- How to use binoculars (and what to buy).
- How to use a birding field guide (and what to buy).
- How to use a mobile app (and what to buy).
This app is everything you need to know to start bird watching. Listen, watch and learn in a relaxed, conversational manner. Good for all ages--and the best way to start the whole family enjoying this fun activity together.
Satisfaction Today and A Path To Follow Tomorrow
With this app you can start enjoying the satisfactions of bird watching today, as well as establish a broad understanding of where to go from here to become a true birder.
Note: This app plays streaming videos, so you must be connected to Internet (Wi-Fi best).
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.
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