Sibley Birds 2nd Edition

Sibley Birds 2nd Edition

By mydigitalearth.com

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2018-11-15
  • Current Version: 1.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 749.47 MB
  • Developer: mydigitalearth.com
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4.28261
4.28261
From 46 Ratings

Description

The new Sibley Birds app has arrived with comprehensive, up to date information of over 930 North American species. All the detailed artwork from David Sibley’s Guide to Birds Second Edition is included as well as thorough descriptions and distribution maps. Features include: • A new easy to navigate menu system on iPhone. • A new grid view with larger thumbnails. • Display species names in English, French, Spanish and Latin (Scientific). • Search on banding code to quickly find a species. • Over 2700 calls/songs covering most species. • Compare 2 species side by side. • Apply a location (US State or Canadian Province) to narrow down the list of birds. • When a location has been selected, a status icon will appear next to each species in that location indicating whether it is Common, Uncommon, Scarce, Rare or Vagrant. • Detailed information in the species description including location status by month. • A similar species feature which shows all related birds. • A vastly improved Smart Search with refined search criteria: Status and by month (when a location is selected), Bird habits, Bird Type, Bird Size, Body Shape, Color and Pattern. • Keep a personal list (My List) of species seen and backup to iCloud/other cloud service. • Build a custom sharable (as csv) and searchable (in Smart Search) species list using the new My Tags feature. • Sort My List taxonomically.

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Reviews

  • Amazing

    5
    By jnw185
    This seems perfect so far. have always liked the Sibley book, and parts of the online app. What I was missing most was the compare feature, and hooray here it is. Thanks.
  • Great birder app

    5
    By Magriel lover
    I love David Sibley’s books, and this app is perfect for making that work easily accessible. I don’t carry a Sibley guide with me everywhere, but I always have my phone. The app also has nice features like filtering by state and month, as well as bird song recordings. I honestly open this app every day just to browse through bird illustrations. I love it.
  • Best app for good birders

    5
    By Bear Naked
    Was cautious after reading reviews but this is now my go to app. Especially for comparisons. Also shows sexes, morphs, immature and other variations in plumage better than other apps. Love this app!
  • Nice app, good for quick birding

    5
    By ChibiUchihs723
    It’s nice to be able to have a book in your pocket, and the ability to keep track of a life list while you’re out birding. The ability to narrow down results based on location and time of year is a really nice touch!
  • Absolutely fantastic

    5
    By lucahimself
    This is an outstanding app. The book, the Sibley guide to birds, is perhaps the best guide to North American birds. The app is even better than the book: easier to read, bigger maps, species comparisons, quick search. My favorite app for birds by a long measure.
  • Search filter needs improvement

    4
    By Dolyd
    Filtering for only common birds is useless. Filtering for common to scarce yields too many. How about adding the simple option of common+uncommon? That would be by far the most useful option. Also, for heavens sake, why can't the app look up the current location and date instead of requiring entry of that info every time? The Sibley data is great. The app development is lacking.
  • Show me birds not the book cover

    1
    By RioNapo
    When I buy a book I like to open it so I can read the contents. Unfortunately, the app thinks I should enjoy looking at Sibley’s book cover while the birds are caged in a narrow column beside it. As an owner of v1.0, with all its inadequacies, when are the developers going to unleash this app from their preconceived ideas about making it “different”?
  • Great App But The Scrolling is Slow & Jerky

    4
    By ScottyW405
    I love the app and Sibley guides are the best. I find the scrolling to be kind of jerky and slow. Can the developers find this? It should be more smooth. I have an iPhone XS MAX.
  • Browse or search by family function

    4
    By Dyfoydigxxlbxogaits3589
    Sibley’s drawing is always the best. That’s what makes this app unbeatable among all birding apps. Compare feature is also very useful. One suggestion is, with all those smart search criteria, please add a basic browse or quick search by family option. For example, I want to compare Ovenbird and Northern Waterthrush calls. Currently there is no quick search criteria that can bring them up together. But they are close relatives in Wood Warblers family. I have to scroll down the whole list and see through many unrelated species (the little dots on the right did help scrolling faster but they too small and not precise enough). So please provide a way to get to a bird family quickly and allow us comparing similar species easier. Thanks.
  • Best content, slow app, poor search

    4
    By JosephJFK
    At the end of the day, the Sibley bird ID info and pictures are better than any alternative. Having it in your pocket is invaluable. That said, the app is inexplicably slow. Scrolling should be far more responsive. My phone (XS max) is faster than most computers a few years old but can’t scroll through some names and tiny pics without halting? Please fix this. The search function is also far less useful than iBird Pro. When you have no idea what a bird is, start with iBird. Then confirm with Sibley.

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