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.
This APP is only available by purchasing The Ultimate Companion for Birding in Southern Africa, a visually stunning, double volume coffee table book set. To purchase now visit www.birdbook.co.za
Sightings can be stored in different lists allowing for local/outing sightings to be stored in different lists, adding to any list also adds the sighting to the life list.
When viewing lists only the most recent observation is of each bird in the list is displayed with the most recent observations at the top. Selecting a bird will then display a map of all sightings of the bird with a list of times shown below the map. Selecting a time will take you to the details for each individual sighting where notes can be entered for each sighting.
If you have any ideas about any bugs or new functionality that would enhance the application feel free to contact me via my email address firstname.lastname@example.org and I will endeavour to fix or consider adding to later versions.
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.
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!
The application consists of a sorted list where the user can keep track of observations.
It also contains a small details page for each species where family and latin name is visible. The user may add date and own notes.
The user is able to export the list as a .csv format document easily edited in Excel or other editor.
Hash: Birds, ornithology
Bird Alarm is an application for bird watchers that spread information and knowledge of birds worldwide. When a user discover a bird he sends an alert with the mobile phone and inform other bird watchers immediately when a bird is detected. Bird Alarm makes it easy for users to share discoveries with each other and find interesting rarities. It will give you high quality alerts from reputable bird watchers!
This smartphone app uses a cache to store offline map tiles and with access to WiFi, it's easy to pre-load maps simply by viewing a route or area and then visiting that area later.
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
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