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The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America app review: an enthusiast's guide

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Introduction

Bird watching seems to be one of those hobbies that just continues to grow in popularity and with that said there are plenty of reference guides and tools for people to use. The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and is meant to be used as a field guide to North American bird-watching. This is actually a full digital version of the printed reference guide, which means it’s a whole lot easier to take with you on your adventures.

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The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America

$19.99

Enhance Your Bird Watching

In order to enhance your bird watching hobby a field guide is a must-have tool but not everyone wants to have to carry around a book with them. Apps have become convenient and knowledgeable tools to use instead and can provide all of the same information as a traditional book. The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America app is the digital version of The Sibley Guide to Birds, which is one of the most popular printed guides to North American birds. There are more than 6,600 images in the app, there are detailed maps, details about the birds, and so much more. In a way it’s actually more user-friendly than a book.

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If you'd like to see a sampling of this app you can download the lite version for free which provides you with information on 30 species. It's a good way to get a feel for the app before purchasing it. The app currently has four out of five stars from users who appreciate all the information offered but would like to see some updates made to its performance and look.

Read up on North American bird species
Read up on North American bird species

Why Use the Guide

So what are the benefits to using The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America app? With this app you'll be able to check out pictures of the North American birds both in flight and perched from below and above, you can view maps of where species are found by season, read up on the species details, and enjoy descriptions of their calls and songs. When viewing the images you can rotate them and zoom in. There are even sound recordings that will help you determine what bird call it is you're listening to. Store all your bird sightings in your own list and make use of the search tool and filters.

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View detailed maps
View detailed maps

The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America

$19.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app provides you with all the information you’d find in the printed guide
  • Listen to sound recordings
  • View more than 6,600 images
  • Get details about each species
  • Check out detailed-maps
  • Keep track of your own sightings on your list
  • Make use of the search tool

Cons

  • Some users would like to see the user interface updated and made to look and feel a bit more modern

Over 6600 images
Over 6600 images

Final Words

The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a professional tool for anyone who enjoys bird watching. There is a massive amount of information and even some interactive features offered.

 

The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America

$19.99
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