iBird West Guide to Birds by Mitch Waite Group (Universal)
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Released: Dec 11, 2008
Version: 6.1
Size: 549 MB
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iBird West Guide to Birds

Mitch Waite Group
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

▶ iBIRD WEST VERSION 6.1 UPDATE SALE - 30% OFF. PRICE REDUCED TO $6.99

▶ FEATURES 830 SPECIES OF Western region of the US

▶ STATES INCLUDED - AK,AZ, BAJA CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY

"IBIRD PLUS FROM MITCH WAITE GROUP EXEMPLIFIES ALL THAT IS POSSIBLE IN A POCKET-SIZED REFERENCE APPLICATION" - Jeffery Battersby, Macworld

▶ MWG’s GREATEST UPDATE EVER! We’ve added 6 new species to iBird West, aligned with the AOU / ABA standards, optimized for iPhone 5, iOS 6 & iPad Mini and added many new drawings and photos.

▶ WE’VE ADDED THESE NEW SPECIES TO 6.1: Brown-chested Martin, Parkinson's Petrel, Rosy-faced Lovebird, Tundra Bean-Goose, White-chinned Petrel and White-eyed Parakeet.

▶ IPHONE 5 SCREEN SUPPORT - iBird now takes full advantage of the taller iPhone 5 screen.

▶ FULL SCREEN & LANDSCAPE VIEW FOR ILLUSTRATIONS – with zoom and pinch.

▶ CHECK THIS IBIRD PRODUCT COMPARE TABLE: http://tinyurl.com/ibird-products

iBird is the app everyone has seen in Apple’s TV commercial “We have an app for that” (see ibird.com/itchy) and has become the world’s best-selling birding app. It comes with a powerful decision engine for identifying any bird species of North America just like an expert. iBird replaces all your heavy field guides with a portable database that doesn’t need a connection to the internet like some birding apps.

▶ BUYER’S GUIDE TO BIRDING APPS – Before you buy any bird app compare their features at: ibird.com/compare.

▶ SYNCS – Automatically syncs Favorites and Notes to iCloud.

▶ 17 SEARCH ATTRIBUTES – search by color, shape, song, location, head and body patterns, flight style and much more. Includes a new way to search by color, tutorials on how to use the search and definitions of every attribute.

▶ AUDIO SONGS AND CALLS – iBird Midwest Guide to Birds offers 3 hours of bird songs and calls from the gold standard of recordings; the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

▶ UNIQUE SPECTROGRAPHIC DISPLAY brings insight to the structure of bird songs by allowing you to view the sound's frequency components.

▶ SAVE & LOAD SEARCH - Now you can save, load, name and edit your favorite search attributes and use them over and over.

▶ PHOTO CENTER - Photo Center is a gallery for storing and assigning your photos to specific species pages in iBird. It also allows you to share photos via Facebook and Twitter, or email them to friends.

AWARDS and ACCOLADES for iBird:

■ MACWORLD'S "BEST REFERENCE APP 2009: 4 ½ out of 5 mice."

■ O'REILLY "BEST IPHONE BIRDWATCHING APP 2009"

■ NOMINATED 2012 BEST APP EVER FROM 148APPS.COM

■ RECOMMENED BY SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2012

■ TELEVISION PERSONALITY HOST PHIL DONAHUE'S FAVORITE BIRD APP

Standard Features:

■ Parameter driven search engine lets you identify birds quickly, so you spend more time observing and less time reading.
■ Search by Shape, Size, Habitat, Color, Family, Song, Length, Weight, Flight Pattern, Wingspan, and much more.
■ Taxonomic and Alphabetical Family sort options.
■ Hand-drawn full sized color illustrations, with perching and flight views.
■ Multiple professional photographs for each species showing sexes and seasons.
■ Extensive identification, behavior, and habitat information.
■ Full color range maps.
■ Bookmark birds as Favorites for fast access.

■ Date and time stamped Notes for every species account.

As a standalone iPhone app, iBird does not require an Internet connection for access to the information in its database. This does mean that the application is large, so please be patient when downloading from iTunes.

What's new in version 6.1
▶ iBIRD WEST VERSION 6.1 UPDATE SALE - 30% OFF. PRICE REDUCED TO $6.99

▶ MWG’s GREATEST UPDATE EVER! We’ve added 6 new species to iBird West, aligned with the AOU / ABA standards, optimized for iPhone 5, iOS 6 & iPad Mini and added many new drawings and photos.

▶ WE’VE ADDED THESE NEW SPECIES TO 6.1: Brown-chested Martin, Parkinson's Petrel, Rosy-faced Lovebird, Tundra Bean-Goose, White-chinned Petrel and White-eyed Parakeet.

▶ IPHONE 5 SCREEN SUPPORT - iBird now takes full advantage of the taller iPhone 5 screen.

▶ UPDATED ILLUSTRATIONS - 48 iBird West species have brand new illustrations by one of our award-winning artists, Michael Oberhofer.

▶ FULLSCREEN VIEW OF ILLUSTRATIONS - Now by tapping on the illustration for a species you can open a full screen view of the illustration that allows you to zoom.

▶ LANDSCAPE MODE - All of the iBird portrait screens now support landscape orientation on the iPad and the iPad Mini.

▶ IPAD FULL LANDSCAPE MODE – All screens on iPad now work in Landscape.

▶ UPDATED SPECIES NAMES - Updated the common names of 6 species, and 46 species have had their Latin names revised. We made changes to the taxonomic ordering and band codes for all the species with new Latin names.

▶ MISCELLANEOUS – Syncing of Favorites and Notes to the cloud has been made more robust. There is now a warning if you try to close Notes without saving. The glossary has been added to the species page slider for easy access.
Our verdict: Good
  • + iBird West Guide to Birds is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
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