Purchased this app when it first became available. It is continually being updated and is now my go-to mobile bird reference. Just finished a 10 state, month long vacation in the central and upper midwest. What a joy to have such a wonderful app to help identify all the new birds we discovered. I have the app on two android smartphones and a Samsung tablet so it was available everywhere we camped and hiked.
I'm just getting started using it, so I haven't tried downloading the database yet. So far I'm loving everything I've used on this app and I know there are a lot of features I haven't even explored yet. The search features are awesome and the birds around me is a great feature. So far my husband and I have identified somewhere around 15 backyard birds in our yard using this app. We really love it.
I must say that the developers have done their homework. While I wasn't pleased over some changes that were made awhile back that made this app not work well on my phone. Now it's back and I must say better than ever! Old post: This WAS a great app but then in fiddling with it they made it so it won't even open. I got assistance and got the database download after several attempts, and now it's working fine. I think it would be better to just load REGIONAL birds rather than the complete database. I'm not a very patient person to invest this much time to load one program.
This is one of my favorite apps. It is one of only two apps that I paid for (yes, I am a cheapskate). If you like birds, this app is for you. If you are a novice bird-watcher, it may require some patience to use this app to identify a bird. But the photos and illustrations are great as are the descriptions. One of my favorite features are the audio recordings of the bird calls and songs.
This is, without a doubt, the BEST birding app, especially for the field. The pictures and drawings are superb. The sound recordings are the most extensive anywhere, almost too confusing because of the number and variety of different vocalizations per species. You can use it offline, in the middle of nowhere, with no cell reception. Btw, I use it on my Samsung Galaxy S6 and now S8. I have had no problems with it. I uninstalled the old version and installed the new app and database onto my phone with no problems. I have been birding for 47 years, and this has revolutionized birding! It really helps with identification. I am so happy I found this!!
I've had this app for a while andon previous reviews rated it one star. because ofthe difficulty of downloading the database over again. However ,now they have made the database update optional and added "birds near me" feature. I must say it's hard to imagine it being a better app. Nice job folks
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