[Tweeters] Phone apps
tweeters at dartfrogmedia.com
Thu Sep 8 12:20:20 PDT 2011
I hit "send" before remembering that there are one or more apps that
allow you to search for a bird ID based on a description of the
bird's call (raspy, ascending, etc.).
At 11:20 AM 9/8/2011, Paul Bannick wrote:
>Is there an app that would let your phone identify the call of a bird?
>I ask that because there are apps that will hear a piece of a song
>(even in a noisy bar) and tell you the song etc.
>On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 11:15 AM, Marc Hoffman
><<mailto:tweeters at dartfrogmedia.com>tweeters at dartfrogmedia.com> wrote:
>Depending on what phone you have, there are several excellent apps.
>I use iBirdExplorer Pro for iPhone/iPod Touch and am very pleased
>with it. I find the biggest drawback compared to using a book is
>that you can't just look at a page of similar species.
>Here's an online article to give you the lay of the land:
>"The Best Smartphone Apps for Birders" (Feb. 21, 2011)
>Having read too much about the negative impact of using bird
>recordings in the field, I've sworn off using my app to call birds
>in, and would encourage others, too, to use the apps only for
>identification and not for attracting birds closer.
>At 10:47 AM 9/8/2011, Michelle Johnson wrote:
>>Having recently taken a drink from the "Smart" phone kool-aid
>>stand....I'm wondering if anyone has come across any useful and/or
>>entertaining "apps" for birders? Thanks!
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