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Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds
in Photos and Audio

For iPhone, iPod, & iPad running iOS version 5.1 or higher


iPhone 5

Bilingual, smartphone app based on the best-selling field guide: Puerto Rico's Birds in Photographs: A complete guide and CD-ROM including the Virgin Islands (ISBN: 978-0-9650104-5-0)

This bilingual smartphone app provides at your fingertips a mini-encyclopedia for all of the birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, with extensive text, visual and audio resources.

2900+ photos of 382 species, with 360+ audio recordings. Puerto Rico Breeding Bird Atlas maps published for the first time.

 

only $9.99

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Requirements: iPhone or iPod, iOS5.1 - iOS9; 351 Mb memory (will run on iPad, but accessed in iPod section of iTunes store)


Overview

RELAX and ENJOY an audiovisual slideshow of birds found in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

FIND a bird species by your preferred method: scrolling through a pick list, searching on a name that you type in, or selecting combinations of bird features such as size, habitat, abundance, region, and/or nesting/migrant status.

STUDY birds in detail as the app leads you to an English or Spanish text account for each bird. Individual species accounts describe identification, habitat, range, abundance, taxonomy, etc., plus additional photos and audio. As you play a species' audio recording, a dynamic color spectrogram allows you to "see" the sound in real time.

READ the extensive essays on evolution, extinction, biogeography, migration, birding, conservation, plus a bibliography, and a sample tour route of locations to find birds.

RECORD your own field observations, including automatic latitude and longitude coordinates. You can then export your sightings in a CSV file for use elsewhere.

The app offers 4 sections for you to explore:

  1. The "Birds" tab at lower left of the app screen displays a pick list of individual species (organized in alphabetical or taxonomical order). A thumbnail photo of each species helps you decide which to choose. National flags to the right of the species name indicate whether the bird occurs in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands or both. Click on a species and the app takes you to a detailed text account for each species. Individual species accounts describe identification, habitat, range, abundance, taxonomy, etc. plus additional photos and audio. When finding a bird species in the alphabetical or taxonomical lists, you can type in a word search, or use a "Find" feature to restrict your search for individual species by size, habitat, abundance, and/or region, e.g., only large species found in Virgin Islands wetlands. You can also restrict the list to only species you have seen before or species you have not seen. You can change from Spanish to English text or restrict your species list to birds only found in Puerto Rico or only those found in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. As you play a species' audio recording, a dynamic color spectrogram allows you to "see" the sound in real time.
  2. The "Slideshow" tab at the bottom of the app screen displays an entertaining slideshow of birds with one photo and audio clip for each species in the region you choose (or only species that meet criteria you have set in the "Find" menu).
  3. The "Settings" tab at lower right of the app screen, contains various settings for the app and also an extensive readings section with essays on biogeography, evolution, extinction, migration, birding, conservation, plus a bibliography, and a sample tour route of locations to find birds.
  4. The "Sightings" tab at the bottom of the app screen allows you to record information on species you have observed, including automatic latitude and longitude coordinates for your location if you choose. You can then export your sightings in a CSV file via an email attachment.

Screenshots


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why can't I find the bird I want?

2. Why can't I hear sound?

3. Why can't I point my phone at a bird and identify it?

4. Why can't I upload my sighting records directly to eBird?

5. Can I run this app on my iPad?


Contact

You can contact us at prandvibirds@gmail.com and we are eager to answer any of your questions or hear any of your comments!


For more help, email: prandvibirds@gmail.com

http://www.puertoricobirds.com/prandvibirdsapp.html

© 2013 Mark Oberle