iBird Yard Plus HD by Mitch Waite Group (iPad)
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Released: Apr 1, 2010
Version: 3.0
Size: 193 MB
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iBird Yard Plus HD

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

IBIRD YARD HD for the iPad--the world's best-selling birding app--just got WAY better! This latest version of iBird is now compatible with the new iOS 5 and comes with a host of exciting new features which take it even further beyond all current birding apps. I'd like to tell you about just a few of the things we did to improve iBird.

■ DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE IPAD

■ INCLUDES 234 Species. 148 Common Backyard birds and 86 most common non-backyard birds of North America found in backyards.

■ 36 SEARCH ATTRIBUTES

■ 2 hours of audio bird songs and calls from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

■ IBIRD BLOG - Mitch Waite, publisher of iBird, writes the stories in the iBird Blog, covering topics relevant to nature and apps: ibirdblog.wordpress.com

■ Don’t take our word for it. Check out this extensive review of iBird Pro HD.
http://bit.ly/prohdreview

■ CONTENT - Photos and Illustrations all in true HD 720p resolution.

■ MULTIPLE BROWSE VIEWS - You can now view species in one of four browse views: Compact, Icon, Thumbnail, and Gallery.

■ SLIDESHOW - Displays our photos or illustrations randomly while playing their song or call in the background.

AWARDS and ACCOLADES for iBird:

■ WINNER: 2011 BEST APP EVER AWARD FROM 148APPS.COM

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

■ O'REILLY "BEST IPHONE BIRDWATCHING APP 2009"

■ BUYER'S GUIDE TO BIRD APPS - THE TRUTH ABOUT IPHONE BIRDING APPS. FREE AT http://bit.ly/compareapps

Standard Features:

■ Over 1,300 24-bit color high resolution hand-drawn illustrations from professional artists.
■ 2,300 24-bit photos from respected expert photographers.
■ Parameter-driven decision engine for quickly identifying birds by their Shape, Color, Location, Habitat, Head Pattern, Flight Pattern, Bill Shape, Length and other attributes. Teaches you to think like an expert birder.
■ Attributes grouped into Basic, Song, Flight, Head, and Pattern related areas.
■ Play bird songs and calls to attract birds right to your iPad for easier identification, clearer photographs and more enjoyment. (1)
■ Extensive identification, behavior, and habitat information, including everything from eye color, diet, breeding, egg color, and more.
■ Full color range maps for every species.
■ Links to detailed Birdipedia pages and hundreds of Flickr photos for each bird.
■ Bookmark birds as favorites for fast access - use multiple favorite lists for keeping track of all your observations.
■ Time and date stamped Notes for each species also sync with iTunes for backup.
■ Lifetime updates to bird information.

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.

(1) If you use iBird in the field, please do so responsibly. We recommend the American Birding Association's Code of Ethics (http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html), particularly section 1(b), for guidance.

What's new in version 3.0
■ AUDIO CLIPS - from the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

■ HUB - The Hub is a centralized web site that pops up to provide you with the latest news, tips and tricks, and recent events in birding.

■ IBIRD BLOG - Mitch Waite, publisher of iBird, writes the stories in the iBird Blog, covering topics relevant to nature and apps: ibirdblog.wordpress.com
Our verdict: Meh!
  • = iBird Yard Plus HD has average ratings (3-star).
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