- Category: Reference
- Released date: 09/02/2010
- Current Version: 2.0
- Seller: Mitch Waite Group
- Recommended Age: 4+
- Download Size: 83737462
- Last Update: 07/22/2011
- Requirements: iPadWifi, iPad23G, iPad3G, iPad2Wifi
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■ O'REILLY "BEST IPAD BIRDWATCHING APP 2010"
I'd like to welcome you to the newest member of the iBird Explorer family: iBird Lite HD, an interactive sample guide to birds of North America and Hawaii. The purpose of this app is to help you understand the features of our paid iBird apps available in the Apple iTunes app store. We have included the best 30 species of our full products covering a wide range of bird types. You'll find the common and the exotic, rare birds, birds found only in Hawaii, beautiful raptors, sea birds, song birds, tree clingers and much more. Designed specifically for the iPad, this product contains hand-drawn illustrations, beautiful photos, bird calls and comprehensive facts to help you identify and enjoy the best of North American bird species.
iBird Lite HD offers features impossible to find in a conventional field guide to birds, and it is the perfect learning tool for everyone with an interest in birding. With no need for an Internet connection, and all of the data right at your fingertips, you can make bird identification a fun activity at home, as well as any hike, camping trip or family vacation.
In fact iBird Lite HD contains the same features found in our wildly popular iBird Explorer Pro field guide for the iPhone. Notable features of this app are:
■ MACWORLD'S "BEST REFERENCE APP 2009"
■ Over 50 24-bit color high resolution hand-drawn illustrations from professional artists.
■ 150 24-bit photos from respected expert photographers.
■ 30 minutes of audio bird songs and calls from the Macaulay Library at the Lab of Ornithology.
■ Parameter-driven decision engine for quickly identifying birds by their shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length attributes. Teaches you to think like an expert birder.
■ Attributes grouped into basic, song, flight, head, and pattern related areas.
■ Play bird songs and calls to attract birds right to your iPad for easier identification, clearer photographs and more enjoyment. (1)
■ Extensive identification, behavior, and habitat information, including everything from eye color, diet, breeding, egg color and more.
■ Full color range maps for every species.
■ Links to detailed Wiki pages and hundreds of Flickr photos for each bird.
■ Bookmark birds as favorites for fast access - use multiple favorite lists for keeping track of all your observations.
■ Time and date stamped Notes for each species also sync with iTunes for backup.
■ Lifetime updates to bird information.
When you have more time on your hands, browse through the sumptuous illustrations, professional photographs and comprehensive expert birding facts. As a stand alone iPad app, iBird Lite HD does not require an Internet connection for access to the rich media information in its database.
I hope you find that iBird for iPad changes the way you look at your classic field guide forever. Some people have asked why it took so long for technology like iBird to evolve. The answer is the iPhone, and now the iPad, opened a door that has wanted to open for a long time. I believe you will soon be asking yourself "is this the future of field guides?"
(1) If you use iBird in the field, please do so responsibly. We recommend the American Birding Association's Code of Ethics (http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html), particularly section 1(b), for guidance.