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Audubon Birds – An Encyclopedia App of North American Birds


Do you like watching birds?  When kids are out of school, it is perfect time to hit the trail, walk in the woods, and watch birds.  I have found a wonderful app that will help you on birds: Audubon BirdsA Field Guide to North American Birds.

Audubon Birds is an encyclopedia on birds.  The Audubon Institute has been working on ecosystems, with focus on birds and other wildlife, for decades.  They made field guides that help people identify plants and animals.  Now these field guides moved from paper to mobile devices.  Audubon Bird is one of them. Field Guide to North American Birds - Audubon Birds App

You don’t have to know anything about bird to use this app.  Here are some features I like and believe most people will find helpful:

Rich data with audio and pictures: as of today, the app has 819 birds.  For each bird, you will see a brief introduction and several pictures that include male, female, seasonal variations, and nests.  You will be able to hear the bird songs at different settings.

Search: you can search a bird by name.  You can also search a bird by color, size, geographic location (state or province), shape, habitats, wing shape, locomotion (how does it fly), song pattern, etc.  For each search criteria, there are pictures and short explanations of the criteria choices.  For example, for habitats, you will have choices of Forest, River, Shrub, …

Journal: you can take a picture of the bird you find within the app. You can then add the picture to your personal life list.  This can become your personal bird database.

iGameMom Comments:

This is a great app to get your children out of your house.  When walking on a trial with this app, kids are not only enjoying the nature, but also learning about the nature and the birds.  If it is $19.99.  With the amount of the information in the app, this app becomes a good deal!  It works on iPhone, iPod, and iPAD.  There is also a version for Android.

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  • Gayle

    Thanks for this excellent blog. I enjoyed checking it out and have referred my daughter to the site. She has an almost two-year-old and is an elementary school teacher and librarian so will be interested in it. I’m also going to check out this app for birds.

    • Thank you for visiting and sharing the site with your daughter. Hope you enjoy the app. It is one of the best.

  • Kat B.

    Glad to learn of this app!! Will look into it more, may be handy to have access to while hiking.

    • I like this app, especially the search feature that let you search by bird size and color.

  • Laura Crosby

    So fun to find your blog! Great resource! Keep it up!

    • iGameMom

      Come back for more app recommendations!

  • Nigel Hall

    Hi iGameMom,

    Have you also seen the Peterson Birds app? It’s on sale right now for 99¢ (reg. $14.99). It includes Roger Tory Peterson’s inimitable illustrations, playable bird songs, maps, nest photos and much more. In fact, there’s information from eight Peterson Field Guide books in the app.

  • Luanne

    This sounds like a great app! Thanks for the info!

  • grownandflown

    I am downloading this today- thanks for the tip.

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