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iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds app review: a user-friendly guide

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Introduction

It doesn't matter if you're a serious bird watcher or this is a new hobby you are just starting to get into; a reference guide is a must-have tool. The iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and is features information on 235 North American birds. The app offers not just a quick overview but rather detailed information about each species and tons of photos that you can enjoy as a slideshow. There are ways to customize the app as well and really make this an all-in-one tool. 

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iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds

$2.99

Don't Leave Home Without

The iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds app is so filled with information that you won't want to leave home without it. What's great about this app is that it aims to satisfy not just beginners but those who are very serious about their bird watching. Features that stand out in this app include the fact if offers information on 235 North American birds and this includes the ABA splits. Of these 151 are ones that are known to make visits to yards so there's a high possibility of viewing them. The field mark layers can be turned off or on and offer in-depth details.

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There is one in-app purchase available which is the Photo Center for $0.99. This allows users to capture pictures of birds they have seen and then store them in the app. Your photos will show up in the app's slideshow. Customers seem to be thrilled with this offering and have given it 4.5 out of five stars. It has just gone through some pretty extensive updates and improvements and at the time there were all kinds of additional features added.

Enjoy incredibly illustrations of birds
Enjoy incredibly illustrations of birds

Dig Deeper

You'll want to make sure you really explore the iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds app for all it offers because there are so many features it's actually hard to name them all. Some of your information can be synced to your Dropbox which means your photos, notes, and your favorites so you’ll always have them on-hand. You can listen to calls and songs right on the app as there are more than 1,000 high-quality recordings available. There is a Subspecies Range Map that indicates the migrations of various species, you can choose to use the day or night theme, and the search engine offers 19 different criteria.

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There is an extensive sound library of songs and calls
There is an extensive sound library of songs and calls

iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds

$2.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • This app is ideal for beginners and serious enthusiasts
  • Some of your information can be synced to Dropbox
  • View information on 235 species
  • There are detailed maps
  • Make use of the search tool with 19 different criteria
  • There is a sound library of more than 1,000 calls and songs

Cons

  • Not every feature is included in the download

Search for over 84 popular species of birds
Search for over 84 popular species of birds

Final Thoughts

The iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and provides users with a streamlined experience with everything they need at their fingertips.

 

iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds

$2.99
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