Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 26, 2015

Updated Collins Bird Guide App

Birdwatch magazine reported on the release of the updated Collins Bird Guide app released. They wrote

This definitive guide has now been expertly reimagined to create the ultimate interactive guide for passionate birders and casual birdwatchers alike. … the app for iPad and iPhone provides everything needed to identify a species quickly and correctly in its version 1.3, out today 20 August 2015, andn priced at £13.49.

it combines world-class illustrations, comprehensive information about all the species encountered in Britain and Europe, videos plus 800 songs and calls, many recorded by Lars Svensson himself, for the most complete, hands-on field guide.

Key features of the upgrade are:

  • More than 100 new calls added;
  • An improved listing tool – now birders can use the app to record sightings and add the location and date to their lists;
  • An innovative layout of confusable species – this is the only bird guide app that allows you to quickly view similar species based on expertly curated lists;
  • A powerful filtering and localisation tool – search by user location, time of year and species;
  • Unique and intuitive browsing navigation to quickly and easily swipe through family, species and different plumages;
  • The most comprehensive location mapping of any bird guide app, thanks to exclusive use of the British Trust for Ornithology’s Bird Atlas 2007-11 mapping data;
  • Video Library footage of all 794 species featured;

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