eGuide to Birds of East Africa

eGuide to Birds of East Africa

By mydigitalearth.com

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2012-12-18
  • Current Version: 1.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 492.17 MB
  • Developer: mydigitalearth.com
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 6 Ratings

Description

**Now a universal app - designed for iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch** The eGuide to Birds of East Africa is an interactive companion to Terry Stevenson and John Fanshawe's Birds of East Africa field guide – the essential guide for birdwatchers visiting this spectacular region. It covers Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. This application has specific features that will enhance your birding experience. FEATURES: Hi-res images, distribution maps and detailed text descriptions of over 1300 bird species including breeding species and regular visitors. These images can be expanded to fill the entire width of the screen in portrait and landscape. Audible calls for more than 1000 bird species “Bird Compare” that allows you to compare two birds on the same screen. A personal bird list that stores your bird sightings saved to the device that can then be exported through email. View the Bird Index by Common or Scientific bird names either alphabetically or taxonomically. *Uninstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own master list separate from the program.

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Reviews

  • Excellent App

    5
    By Flygonz
    This app made our bird identifications in Tanzania so much easier (also with our guide’s help). We ID’d 82 species in 10 days! Great graphics, sound, and comparisons.
  • Great resource, hope more features will come.

    4
    By dangerousbeans46
    This is a very handy electronic version of the excellent guide book. (And that's basically what it is--an ebook with some nice extras. It doesn't have a bunch of interactive functions that I normally associate with apps.) As with the book, you'll benefit from familiarizing yourself with the different groupings. You can't, of course, thumb through pages to find what you're looking for, but there's an option to browse alphabetically which is very helpful. For example, you can go straight to "H" and find all the herons--nice for those of us who don't use the book/app all the time. The list function makes logging your discoveries easy, though it may not have enough fields for serious birders. But it's fun for me, as I've only concerned myself with identification until now. I'd love to see more features in the future. Top of my wish list would be a way to browse birds by geographic region. Bottom line: There could be more here, but I'm very happy I bought the app. It's got nice extras the book doesn't have (I didn't even mention the calls or the compare function!), and it's there when I want it, not on the shelf at home. :)
  • East Africa

    3
    By Bob Holladay
    Generally a good app for an initial edition. Good to have image, map, description on one screen. Improvements: thumbnail view of bird on menu screen as all other bird apps have; if possible, map showing resident, breeding, migrant, etc.; (see maps on Natl Geog North Am app); icon showing if bird is already on a list. On my ipad, I can't go from a bird on a list directly to the bird's image page the way I can from the list on my ipod. Update names to current listing. I recommend this app but also strongly recommend getting the book version.
  • Guy Combes

    3
    By Bububuguy
    I waited and waited for this app and had no hesitation paying handsomely for it, but am disappointed to find that there are only two index facilities, neither of which are user friendly for someone with a passion for birding but limited knowledge of taxonomy or name. I use a bird book regularly while on safari, and find it much easier to identify birds from a page of images rather than a taxonomic list. This app would benefit hugely from that, and/or a dichotomous key like that of ibird pro. If such an improvement was made I would recommend this to many enthusiasts! As it is I will stick to the book.
  • The recordings alone are worth the price

    5
    By 2Birders
    If you are a birder heading to East Africa, this is a must have app. It combines the most current field guide with an extensive set of recordings. This is the only set of recordings that I have found. I have many field guides on my iPad and prefer the my digital earth format over all others. The only negative is that the guide was not updated to the latest Clements / eBird 2012 taxonomy.

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