BirdsEye North America by Birds In The Hand, LLC (iPhone)
Released: Apr 24, 2013
Version: 2.1.1
Size: 5 MB
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BirdsEye North America

Birds In The Hand, LLC
IMPORTANT NOTE: Download BirdsEye Bird Finding Guide for a free preview of this app. Scroll down on this screen to 'Developer Apps' and find the listing for 'BirdsEye Bird Finding Guide.'

"Best invention for birding since binoculars"... Kenn Kaufman, author of the famed Kaufman Field Guides to Birds of North America

"A landmark in birding"… John Fitzpatrick, Director, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

BirdsEye North America is a simple but powerful tool for birders:
• Get an instant list of birds reported recently near you, at any of thousands of birding hotspots across the world, or any random point on the map!
• Includes 1,045 species covering all species that are seen in the United States and Canada.
• BAR CHARTS showing seasonal abundance for each bird
• See a list of “needs” - species recently reported nearby that aren't on your life or year list
• Reports of rare and notable birds in your area and across the ABA region
• Automatically sync your life or year lists with eBird for the ABA area, world, country, state or even county!
• Support for bird names in several languages

BirdsEye NA provides essential distribution, behavior and habitat text from Kenn Kaufman to help you find the bird once you get to the right spot. Stunning and detailed photographs from many top birders, bird photographers and guides will help remind you of the field marks you're looking for.

We have partnered with, the premier online store selling some of the most comprehensive bird sounds packages for many regions around the world. Purchasing these packages will give you access to these extensive collections of bird songs from right inside of BirdsEye. You will also be able to access BirdsEye content for those species, including text and images.

Current offerings are:
• Bird Sounds of Costa Rica by Peter Boesman
• Bird Sounds of Brazil by Peter Boesman
• Bird Sounds of Nicaragua by Doug Knapp and Tom Will
• Bird Sounds of Venezuela by Peter Boesman
• Bird Sounds of Mexico by Peter Boesman
• Bird Sounds of Northern Siberia by Christoph Zöckler
• Bird Sounds of Sri Lanka by Deepal Warakagoda and Uditha Hettige
• Bird Sounds of Australia by Fred van Gessel

A NOTE ON MEMBERSHIP: THANK YOU for supporting our ongoing efforts to create the most innovative bird apps for serious birders. Your purchase of this app helps pay for our ongoing efforts to create the most innovative and powerful birding apps in the world.

Our app sales are not enough to pay for developing, maintaining and improving an app like BirdsEye. We also rely on generous support from our users who choose to contribute to our ongoing efforts by becoming BirdsEye Members as well as the contributions of photos and time by many volunteers.

Become a member by going to Settings -> Become a Member and selecting a membership option. The first monthly payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at the time you confirm your purchase.

Your BIRDSEYE membership will automatically renew each month and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any point from your iTunes account settings. Go to for more information.

Currently all basic BirdsEye functionality is available to both members and non-members. Certain premium features require a membership to unlock their full potential. These include:
• Up to 10 checklists for Notable and Rare species (vs 3 for non-members)
• Search for Notables up to 100 & 250 miles from current location (vs up to 50 miles for non-members)
• Unlimited Favorite Locations (vs 5 for non-members)
• Current Month view

We are committed to supporting the birding community and bird conservation through the eBird project. We think they are worth it—now and for the future of birds and their habitats.

BirdsEye is optimized for display on your iPhone and your iPod Touch, and also works as an iPhone app on iPad.

What's new in version 2.1.1
2.1.1 - we were up all night making last minute updates to fix map and login issues.

MAJOR UPGRADE with lots of new features. Please read.

You can now access all the BirdsEye regional and sound packages in a single version of BirdsEye on your phone! If you already own other regional versions, all you need to do is log in to each. That tells our server that you own it. The next time you log in to BirdsEye it will recognize that you own those other regions and make all of those species available through BirdsEye. We think it's pretty cool to have access to all of your birds in one place!

A much requested feature, you can now get directions to any location shown on a map in the app, whether it is a hotspot in Browse Map, or a bird sighting. It's about time, right?

We made it easier to download all of the photos and sounds you'll need when you're birding off the grid!

This new menu item gives you quick access to any bird in the world that you own. If you don't own any content for one of the species, we'll show you which packages will expand your coverage. You can search for birds by name or by 4-letter code. Try it! Typing "rtha" is a lot easier and faster than typing "Red-tailed Hawk"!

Browse by current month is available to all users and lets you explore all the species that are likely to occur at this time of year, whether or not they have been reported recently nearby in the last few weeks. Also a great way to see what rarities have shown up in the past and what to look out for!

Members (who help pay for upgrades like this!) are getting access to this feature first. Now you can select any month or combination of months to use when looking at a list of birds. Use it for planning a trip to Peru next winter, or your trip to California next week.

Many other tweaks, including speeding up the performance of life lists, and more. More iOS8 fixes.

Our ratings in the App Store reset each time we release an update. Positive reviews directly affect our rankings and our ability to keep improving BirdsEye. Our team consists entirely of volunteer and low-paid bird fanatics. We need and appreciate your support to keep this app live!
Our verdict: Good
  • + BirdsEye North America is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
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