The Warbler Guide by Princeton University Press (Universal)
Released: Dec 21, 2014
Version: 1.1.0
Size: 647 MB
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The Warbler Guide

Princeton University Press
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Warbler Guide App
Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle

Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award for Best App/eProduct

The Warbler Guide App is the perfect companion to Princeton’s revolutionary and widely acclaimed book The Warbler Guide, by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle. Whether for study or field use, this innovative app delivers the full power of The Warbler Guide in your pocket—plus unique new app-only features.
The app allows you to identify birds by view or song, quickly and intuitively. Exciting new 3D graphics enable you to view a bird from the exact angle you see it in the field. And the whole range of warbler songs is easily played, compared, and filtered.

Breakthrough features from The Warbler Guide book that are included in the app:
•\tRapid and confident two-step ID process using visual finders and comparison species
•\tThe first complete treatment of warbler songs, using a new objective vocabulary
•\tAn intuitive visual finder that includes side, 45-degree, and undertail views
•\tMaster Pages with detailed ID points
•\tComplete guide to determining the age and sex of warblers with photos of all ages and sexes
•\tAnnotated sonograms showing song structure and key ID points
•\tComplete songs, chip calls, and flight calls for all species
•\tComparison species for making confident visual and audio IDs
•\tMany additional photos to show behavior and reinforce key ID points
•\tHighlighted diagnostic ID points
•\tColor Impression Icons for narrowing down ID of warblers from the briefest glimpses
•\tBehavior and habitat icons

Unique new app-only features:
•\t3D models of birds in all plumages, rotatable and pinch-zoomable to match field experience of a bird
•\tIntuitive, visual, and interactive finders with filters for possible species based on audio and visual criteria chosen by the user
•\tPlayback of all songs and vocalizations with sonograms makes study of vocalizations easy
•\tSelectable finder sortings grouped by color, alphabetical order, song type, and taxonomic order
•\tInteractive song finder using objective vocabulary for fast ID of unknown songs
•\tSimultaneous visual and song finders make identifying an unknown warbler even easier
•\tHalf-speed song playback allows for easier study of song structure
•\tComparison species with selectable side, 45 degree, and undertail views
•\tFeatures 75 3D images
•\tCovers 48 species and 75 plumages
•\tIncludes 277 vocalizations, 156 songs, 73 contact calls, and 48 flight calls
•\tDetailed "how to use" tutorial screens

Requires iOS 7.0 or later

Tom Stephenson’s articles and photos have appeared in Birding and Bird Watcher’s Digest, at, and in the Handbook of the Birds of the World. He has guided groups across the United States and Asia. A musician, he has had several Grammy and Academy Award winners as clients, and was director of technology at Roland Corporation. Scott Whittle lives in Cape May, New Jersey, and has twenty years of experience as a professional photographer and educator. He holds an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York, is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, and is a onetime New York State Big Year record holder.

What's new in version 1.1.0
* High-resolution, zoomable, and rotatable 3D models of birds in all plumages, to match field experience of a bird
* Detailed "how to use" tutorial screens
Our verdict: Good
  • + The Warbler Guide is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The Warbler Guide is currently ranked #124 in paid Reference apps for iPhone, as well as #59 in paid Reference apps for iPad.
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