[Tweeters] Phone apps

Marc Hoffman 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.).

Marc Hoffman
Kirkland, WA

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:

>Hi Michelle,


>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.


>Marc Hoffman

>Kirkland, WA



>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!


>>Michelle Johnson

>>Oak Harbor, WA


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