Good backup for fieldguide although not a substitute. decent audio tracts for most birds . Much better than i expected. More and better pics than the pricey birdjam and can be used with amplified speaker and proper cord in much the same way (always use good birding etiquette). Only flaw is the return to place feature doesnt work with my android atrix. A small inconvenience though.
This guide is fairly comprehensive, and if you can spare the storage I like the idea of having the entire database available, especially for field trips away from WiFi or cell towers. The illustrations could be better, though. In some cases they are nearly useless. But it's great to have photos available. The audio recordings are extremely helpful.
This will be the sixth time I've had to download the database in the last month. (Three times it disappeared on its own.) Why does each new version need the database downloaded? Updating and maintaining this app on my phone is taking way more of my time than it's worth. I'm done messing with it. Next time there's an update I'll just delete this and find a different app. Why does Remotesync service continue running after app is closed? (I have all sync functions turned off.)
This is a great birding app I've had this app for almost 6 years, since my first smartphone, the original galaxy captivate. It has lots of pictures, and very good bird sounds, as well as descriptions , range maps and pretty much everything you would want in a bird app. I use it all the time, and the bird sounds has often been the clincher for identifying a bird. We've had trouble identifying a hawk that has been hanging here, and the sound confirmed it for us! Very useful and fun app, I recommend it!
Happy, Happy... After hours & hours of unsuccessfully trying to download the database in previous weeks, today using 4G I was successful. It took 30 minutes & ate 2GB of my allotted monthly time. Since I have accumulated 4GB of rollover (which I still have) it's no big thing. I had 2 - 2 minute timeouts, but it quickly resumed. I turned off 4G & WiFi then used the app successfully. Living in the wilds of AK I needed this. Thanks to the developers. My Interaction with them was the best. A++ & thanks. My old comments: ( I may not be able to get this to work in my remote area. But the developers get an A+ from me for listening, responding & trying.)
This app used to be pretty good. Then they took away the database. I've tried to download it twice. The first time it said "49 hours remaining"; the second time it acted like it finished somewhere around -3000 minutes to go... Can I get my money back?
■ iBird 7 optimized to take a fraction of the space
■ All content is instantly available over WiFi
■ Download entire database to SD card for use in the field
■ iBird Cloud Sync backup of Favorites and Notes
■ 2,700 songs from recordists of the Xeno-Canto community
■ 944 AOU species accounts with latest splits and name changes
■ 34 search attributes; search by Location, Shape, Size, Habitat, Color, Family, etc.
■ The only birding app with both illustrations and photos
eBird Mobile lets you record the birds you see, adding them to eBird with ease