- #: 237182
- Price: $19.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Reference
- Updated: 2010-08-05
- Current Version: 1.3
- Size: 249.00 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Birds in the Hand, LLC
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
- © Birds in the Hand, LLC
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"Best invention for birding since binoculars"... Kenn Kaufman, Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America"A landmark in birding"… John Fitzpatrick, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology ★ ★ See more birds with BirdsEye ★ ★ You won&…..
Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
Wilton Lewis write:
This app has such great potential, but I mistakenly assumed that data could be uploaded to eBird, which it cannot. The prominent references to eBird and Cornell Lab of Ornithology were misleading to me. If I had read the info more carefully I would have seen that feature was not available. $19.99 is quite steep for what the app currently does. Perhaps the upload feature will be added soon.
Awesome app just keeps getting better! More birds in 1.3!
Too Many Lattes write:
I've now been using BirdsEye since 1.0 was released, and find it irreplaceable. The app does just what the developers claim: it helps you find more birds! Great birds! Ones I want to see!
Kenn Kaufman got it right when he said it's 'the best invention for birding since binoculars.' I just took it on a week's trip to California and was able to easily find some great birding locations, right near where I was staying. I would never even have known about them except for BirdsEye.
Glad to see that the developers are fixing bugs. Does that make them insectivorous? Even better to see that they have added 10 new species, making the total reach 857. While the chances I'm going to see any of these new ten is small... they are extremely rare visitors from other countries... it's total fun to see where they are being seen elsewhere around the world. As eBirding spreads globally this will become an even more valuable resource... and also a source of dreams about birding trips. But one of these 10 new ones... the Orange-biilled Nightingale Thrush... is actually this week being seen in South Dakota (as well as in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras).
If you like to bird, you need this app. There is nothing like it!
Beginning Birder write:
BirdsEye takes me to where the birds are! It's incredibly fun, not just because it helps me find more birds and be a better birder, but also because of the awesome photographs and sound.
What a resource eBird is becoming! This is the data base of sightings operated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology that makes BirdsEye possible.
Here's how it works: eBirders send in observations to eBird. eBird receives over a million records a month, so there's a lot to go on. Then when you ask BirdsEye where a species has been seen recently, the app pulls down data from eBird and displays it right there in your device. Usually takes only a few seconds to pull the information in. Boom! Wanna map to the place the bird was seen? Click. Map and driving directions.
I use it extensively when I travel, including looking ahead to see what's being seen in the region where I'm going. Helps me be very efficient at finding the species I want to see. It also is a great way to discover great birding locations you didn't know about.
How could it be improved? Well there could be more data in eBird. Sometimes it's disappointing to learn that a birding location doesn't have any recent records... not BirdsEye's fault, but something that can be improved by getting more people to submit more observations. That would be a lot easier if you could submit data directly from BirdsEye, which you can't do now. I understand that's under development (SOON I HOPE!). And the eBird system for verifying observations from all the wonderful eBirding volunteers is good but not perfect.
This upgrade adds 10 really rare species. Fun to imagine seeing them!
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