Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides! With 1 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in North America. Highest quality at an affordable price.
The award-winning Audubon Birds is now Audubon Birds Pro, an outstanding mobile field guide resource completely updated to the current AOU checklist. And with “Find Birds with eBird” powered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; 821 total species; advanced gallery view for easy comparison and search; field mark call outs; and NatureShare - a social community of birders who observe, identify, and share their observations and photos in the mobile app and online.
• Identify 821 species with in-depth descriptions including information on appearance, habitat, behavior, and more
• Over 3,200 images from the world-renown VIREO, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s world-wide collection of bird photography, Philadelphia.
• Eight hours of the most exceptional, highest quality bird sounds.
• Robust seasonal and migratory range maps.
• Browse species in a gallery view and filter by shape, region and color, aiding quick identification.
• Find Birds with eBird - the ability to locate birds seen recently around you, drawing on the continuously updated database from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and eBird.
• Create a Personal Nature Account – post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers to NatureShare and Facebook or via email with an easy and user-friendly interface.
If you have a version of the app prior to the last update in December, please synchronize your Sightings and Lists before updating the app. Select ‘My Content’ from the Landing Page and then select ‘Synchronize’. Your content will be saved to your Account. After syncing and updating, if your Sightings and Lists do not appear, they are not lost. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help.
We are proud that 8% of every sale goes directly to Audubon to support its mission to conserve and protect nature's at-risk birds and wildlife.
What People are Saying:
“Now every birder can have the equivalent of a rare bird alert and comprehensive field guide wrapped into a single mobile app.” - Gary Langham, vice president and chief scientist for Audubon
“Instead of the hefty field guides, the apps give the nature photographer a very portable and lightweight library of natural history information.” – Jim Clark, Outdoor Photographer Magazine
AppPicker (“Best of” Lists, Jan 2013): “Audubon Birds…largely regarded as the best bird watching app…”
2011 APPY Award Finalist
“All I can say is WOW and double WOW! I have had Audubon Birds for a couple of years and have seen it grow into the BEST bird app for iOS! ...I am just blown away with all the new additions. My favorite is showing all the birds in a group (thumbnails) and when tapped lightly the name shows up. What a way to learn new birds. I just cannot express how much I love the update. Thank you…” - E Uhls
About Audubon Guides:
Audubon Guides are a comprehensive suite of digital field apps created in alliance with National Audubon Society (NAS). For more information, please see: http://natureshare.com/home.html#apps.
About the Developer:
Green Mountain Digital, the world's largest publisher of digital field guides, has designed and published more than 75 mobile apps across multiple platforms, including Audubon Birds of North America, Orvis Fly Fishing: The Ultimate Guide, GardenMinder, Sailing World: Knots and Splices, FishBlue, and NatureTap. GMD is the creator of NatureShare, an innovative social platform that allows users to collect wildlife sightings and outdoor experiences and share them with others.
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You are able to use the app for both identification in the field and the capture and reporting of your own sightings. If you register on the Gaia Guide website, your sightings can be uploaded to the server where they are passed on to the CSIRO's Atlas of Living Australia. From there, they are contributed to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, contributing directly to our knowledge of species distributions.
The species lists in this mobile version of the field guide are incomplete because any descriptions without identification images have been omitted. However, the species lists on the website version of the field guide are deemed to be complete. The next version of this app will also include complete species lists. The update is expected to be released by the end of 2014.
The guide includes images for over 200 species. 163 species continue to lack identification images. Please contribute via www.gaiaguide.info to enhance this unique field guide to Australian mammals.
Data on Australian bird species is become more complete every day. If you want to use the most recent data instead of waiting for the updates to this app, consider using the Gaia Guide Mobile app where you can download data live from the Gaia Guide website.
Also, note that all users of this app are welcome to contribute to the quality of the app. If you have photos or information on species that would improve the usefulness of this app. please adding it via the Gaia Guide website (http://gaiaguide.info/).
The guide includes most birds, many fish, many mammals, a number of reptiles, and a number of invertebrates. It also includes a small but growing number of plants.
Note that the species included in this guide are determined as follows: all species with Sydney-area records in the Atlas of Living Australia have been included if the Gaia Guide has a representative image of that species. Thus, some species are included because of erroneous records in the Atlas of Living Australia. Other species are omitted from the field guide because the Gaia Guide does not yet have sufficient information to provide identification assistance.
You can improve the quality of the data in this field guide by contributing information to the Gaia Guide (http://www.gaiaguide.info/).
This guide can be used in the field and away from an Internet connection. For most devices though, do not try to use it underwater. Identify all the amazing things you have seen once you are back in the boat or on dry land.
The guide has particularly good coverage of fish. Other categories of species have less complete descriptions, though all species with Sydney-specific records in the Atlas of Living Australia have been included.
If you have images or information about species with poor descriptions in this guide, please consider making a contribution via the Gaia Guide website (http://www.gaiaguide.info/).
The 17+ rating is required because many of the descriptions include links to other websites, allowing unrestricted web access.
- Whales, Dolphins, Dugong, Sharks, Fish, and Turtles
- Butterflies, Moths, Beetles and Spiders
- Trees and Shrubs
Use it to make identifications, record your observations, and upload them to the Gaia Guide website to share with friends.
The guide can be used without an internet connection.
You can use the guide to record and upload your own sightings. These records remain available on the Gaia Guide website for your own purposes and they are also fed into the CSIRO's Atlas of Living Australia.
This guide has been produced from data aggregated by the Gaia Guide website (http://www.gaiaguide.info/)
The coverage of species is currently very limited (around 85 species).
This guide has been created to encourage children to find out more about the critters that can be found in the backyard, the school grounds, the beach or the park. As they contribute sightings, images and even their own (hopefully assisted) research on the Gaia Guide Website, they will be able to see their own contributions flow through to this field guide.
* The incredibly varied sea-bird life
* Most sharks and rays
* An extensive range of fish
* Many corals, shellfish, nudibranchs and other invertebrates
* Common plants
Descriptions include over 1600 images, as well as distribution maps, descriptions, and links to further information.
The data has been extracted from the Gaia Guide (http://www.gaiaguide.info/) and is based upon information about islands in the area from the Atlas of Living Australia and from staff at the Lady Elliot Island Resort. In particular, the launch icon is based on the manta ray photo by Chris Garraway, long time dive master at Lady Elliot Island's dive shop and enthusiastic supporter of project Manta (http://earthwatch.org/expeditions/project-manta).
When you are heading into the wilderness, this app. is the best way to take the Gaia Guide with you, even when you are offline.
App. highlights include:
* Quick-find search facility
* Capture and upload sightings to your personal sighting records maintained on the Gaia Guide webserver
* Integration with device camera and photo gallery
* Only download the field guides that you want to have locally
* Combine data from multiple field guides
* Don't wait for data updates. Ensure you have the latest data from the server before you travel
With over 2000 species descriptions that include images, Gaia Guide now provides good coverage for:
* Australian birds
* Australian mammals
* Sydney Harbour Fishes
* Lizard Island marine life
* Yalgorup National Park (Western Australia) birds, mammals, reptiles and frogs.
* Heron and Lady Elliott Island birds and fishes
* Central Australia birds, mammals and reptiles
* Atherton Tablelands birds, mammals and reptiles
Many more locations and species are becoming available as the Gaia Guide project expands.
To use Gaia Guide Mobile, first register with the Gaia Guide website. Then use the website to select the field guides you want. Next download them to your mobile device with a single button. With the data on you device, you are ready to to explore the great outdoors, with or without an internet connection. You can perform all of these steps through the app itself, if you are networked.
Search among the species that you downloaded, make identifications, add photographs, location and time details and other notes about your sightings, ready for automated upload to the Gaia Guide website upon your return to civilisation.
Your sighting data will be available on the Gaia Guide website for you and other users to benefit from.
Travelling to a new destination? Simply log into the Gaia Guide website, select a different set of field guides and download them. You are all set to go again.
Best of all, when you discover something new and special about a species, you can log into the Gaia Guide website when you get home and share your insights with future users.
To keep user costs to a minimum, Gaia Guide charges a small amount per MB of data downloaded to mobile devices from the servers. New registrants on the Gaia Guide website get a 250MB data download allowance for free: more than sufficient to try a variety of complete field guides.
For downloads beyond the initial 250 MB, an in-app fee is payable for additional download allowances. An additional 1000 MB of downloads costs less than $2 (Australian). A typical data download will consume less than 100MB of your download allowance.
By charging for bandwidth usage we can ensure that costs are minimised for infrequent users while heavy users are not constrained and our services are not compromised.
Best of all, if you are or you become a major content contributor to the website, your download costs will be waived. Make the Gaia Guide better for everyone and you will be making it much better for yourself.
Finally, if you find and report a problem with Gaia Guide Mobile, you will also be thanked with a one-off 5 GB increase in your download allowance.