||■ MACWORLD'S "BEST REFERENCE APP 2009"
■ VERSION 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE: compatible with OS3 and OS4, fixed missing states bug, OS4 version has multiple Favs and Notes which sync with iTunes.
■ 3G users who have updated to OS4: there is a problem with iBird starting on some 3G phones which have been updated to OS4. We are working on a solution.
■ See how 5 Bird apps stack up: iphone.ibird.com/compare.html
■ iBird Plus can be updated to PRO.
■ Except for the icon an upgraded iBird Plus to PRO is EXACTLY the same as the full PRO.
Finally, a field guide that’s as light as a feather.
iBird Explorer Plus is a must-have ebook for every birder and nature lover. A comprehensive compendium of identification, behavior and habitat information, iBird Plus offers hand drawn illustrations, professional photographs, range maps, playable calls and more, for 924 North American and Hawaiian bird species. A self-contained ebook, iBird Plus puts the equivalent of 4,000 pages of expert birding information at your fingertips.
Notable Features of all versions:
■ Location search has two attributes: Common for the most popular species in a state and Uncommon for rare and state listed birds.
■ Attributes are grouped into basic, head and flight related area.
■ 14 new search attributes including search by patterns, length, wingspan.
■ Updated state and province bird lists using official references.
■ Shake your device to automatically play a random bird song.
■ Taxonomic and Alphabetical family sort options on Browse screen.
■ Parameter driven search lets you identify birds quickly, so you spend more time observing and less time reading. (includes date-based and song-based search)
■ Bird songs and calls, loud enough to bring the bird right to you
■ Hand-drawn full sized color illustrations, with perching and flight views
■ Multiple professional photographs of most species, showing plumages, sexes and seasons
■ Extensive identification, behavior, and habitat information
■ Ecological status, shows if population is in decline or endangered
■ Full color range maps
■ Zoom and pinch bird portraits
■ Links to detailed Wiki pages and hundreds of Flickr photos for each bird
■ Bookmark birds as favorites for fast access
■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English)
■ Lifetime updates to species information
iBird Plus uses a unique parametric search engine to help you identify birds quickly. Narrow down possible species by selecting from: location (state), month, shape, size, habitat, primary color, secondary color, backyard feeder status, family, bill shape, bill length, head pattern, crown color, wing shape, flight pattern, conservation status (ICUN Red List threat status), song and song pattern. Or search by keyword, Latin name and band code.
When you have more time on your hands, browse through the sumptuous illustrations, professional photographs and comprehensive expert birding facts.
As a standalone iPhone app, iBird Plus does not require an Internet connection for access to the rich media information in its database. This does mean that the application is large, so please be patient when downloading from the iTunes app store.
Don’t need the full-featured experience of iBird Plus? Try one of our other iBird Explorer apps. We have an interactive field guide that will fit your needs perfectly.
■ iBird Explorer 15 (free), iBird Explorer Backyard, iBird Explorer North, iBird Explorer South, iBird Explorer Midwest, iBird Explorer Western, iBird Explorer Canada, iBird Explorer Plus
For further product comparison information, please visit us at iBird.com
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