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Birds: Backyard Birdwatching app review: finally a 21st-century app for bird watchers



Birds: Backyard birdwatching is a 21stcentury application programmed specifically to help bird watchers understand the behavioral patterns of various bird species. Nature Patrol, the genius behind this app, love watching birds during his free time and has created a couple of other leading birdwatching applications in the world today. It is fully compatible with iPad and is only 140MB. 

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Birds: Backyard Birdwatching


Backyard Birdwatching Features

Backyard birdwatching is one of the top-rated apps in this category as evident from the many positive reviews that it has generated since its inception into the market in May 19, 2011. Unlike other apps that only offer one or two bird characteristics, this one gives users accurate information about how to feed, attract and even watch bird without interfering with their natural habitat.

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The app has 50 profiles of some of the most popular bird feeders in the world. The programmer has gone a step further to provide high quality images, descriptions, range maps, and songs to help you get a clear perspective of each bird in its database. Some of the essential aspects that the app provides include bird feeders, birdbaths, birdseed and feed, field guides, binocular selection and care, gardening for birds, and the list continues. 

Special Features That Makes Backyard Birdwatching App Unique

It has three comprehensive sections that offer detailed information on Humming birds, Blue Birds and Purple Martins. All you have to do is tap on your preferred section to see information on various birds in each category. The smart search criteria will allow you to search by east or western United States region depending on your current location and point of interest.

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To ensure that users only get the best information, all details are first validated before been included in the database. This has greatly helped to establish it as an authority and building its reputation in the competitive iTunes industry. Check out Birds Seen checklist for pictures of new birds that were seen by other users.

If you want to increase the number of birds that comes to your yard, the app will provide gold worthy information and tips on how to make your yard more attractive to the birds. As mentioned earlier, it will provide you with feeding and gardening information that you can use to create a favorable environment for birds in your backyards. Note that most of the tasks are quite straightforward so you do not have to hire a professional to do it for you.

Birds: Backyard Birdwatching


Pros and Cons


  • Provides detailed information
  • Intuitive interface that is user friendly
  • Uses simple language to explain tips and concepts
  • High-resolution pictures of various birds
  • Ideal for all age groups
  • No prior experience is required
  • Over 1,000 spectacular photos of various birds
  • Smart search feature


  • Some background information on various bird species is required to find best results
  • Cross references only works when using certain pages

Final Thoughts

Backyard birdwatching is an ideal application that you can use to take your hobby to the next level. The information is accurate and interface is easy to navigate as each section is clearly articulated. 


Birds: Backyard Birdwatching

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