Ever been on a hike and wanted to ID a plant, insect, or bird? With the advent of apps, it’s become easy to pack a number of electronic guides in your pocket or your pack. These guides can be stored easily on your iPhone, iPad or tablet. In some ways, they are better than the guide books, because of their multimedia platforms.
God has indeed created a variety of birds in all colors, shapes and sizes. As you can see from past posts, birds (for example–eagles) truly inspire me. Aside from their beauty, I think the bird kingdom may be teaching us some things about God–about life. Are we paying attention?
For the last few weeks, I’ve been using and evaluating 3 birding apps.
All 3 apps share the following information about birds:
- Bird identification
- Breeding range
- Habitat preferences
- Tips for birding
Out of the three, I like Audubon’s app the best. It seems to have numerous positive ratings and a greater number of bird sound recordings. However, it is the highest price and takes up the most memory. I like Peterson second; love the artwork and how the information is organized and presented. Although Chirp comes in last place, I still rate it high, and it takes up less memory.
Perhaps you know of some other great bird apps or guides. Please take a second and share.