The PIZZEY AND KNIGHT BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA DIGITAL EDITION for iPhone and iPad is a comprehensive and interactive application that combines multimedia data on over 900 Australian bird species with seven interactive modules for every aspect of mobile birding, including the sounds of 750 species.
The app can be used as a FIELD GUIDE (like the book) or as a BIRD LIST, with essential functions such as view bird page, play the sound, add to your list and view similar birds available directly in both.
The FIELD GUIDE displays the full field guide pages of the book. You can browse the pages and identify a bird, play the sound, add to your list, open the BIRD PAGE for further detail, or view SIMILAR BIRDS
The BIRD GUIDE includes a full bird list and individual BIRD PAGES for over 900 species, with illustrations, species text, colour-coded distribution maps, photographs and sounds.
The BIRD LIST includes all the new species and new names, a full range of regional lists, and names from IOC, C&B, Birdlife and Clements. Direct functions on the list include play the bird sound, Add directly to your list or Add with sighting detail, open the Bird Page or Field Guide page, or view Similar Birds.
SIMILAR BIRDS loads a list of birds similar to that selected for comparison and identification. COMPARE BIRDS displays the bird pages side by side for direct comparison.
IDENTIFICATION uses location, habitat, bird shapes and plumage to shortlist possible species for identification, or viewing with the Compare Birds function.
MY LOCATION is an interactive map for finding your current location, generating bird lists for your location, and locating birding sites near you. Or drop pin for a new location with GPS co-ords and bird list. Or open a birding site for a list and site description.
MY LISTS is a personal list manager that includes a life list and sub-lists that report to your life list. You can also sync your lists to iCloud, and export your lists to iTunes for backup. Sighting details include place, date, GPS co-ords, and sighting notes.
BIRDING SITES includes descriptions and photos of over 270 birding sites from around Australia, with functions for a bird list, ‘show on map’ and seven-day weather forecast.
The MULTIMEDIA DATA includes • over 250 field-guide pages • over 900 individual bird pages • all the ‘new’ bird species and names • over 2500 illustrations, 4000 photos, and 1500 bird sounds • colour-coded distribution maps • seasonal status bar • endemic and red data species • rare bird maps.
# This app can be used in the bush and remote locations. It does NOT require a wifi, phone or internet connection to operate. The sounds do work and you simply need to adjust the mute settings on your device.
For more detail on the PIZZEY AND KNIGHT BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA DIGITAL EDITION and to take a tour of the app, please visit www.gibbonmm.com.au.
iOS 10 Support & Bug Fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Needs update for iPadOS 13
Since the introduction of the new operating system, the display is condensed into two thirds of the page. Otherwise a 5 star app.
The search function has a bug where once you’ve selected and viewed a bird, when you go back to the search results it has reset therefore you need to re-type the bird name or re-enter a location (depending on which search function you used). This seems like an easy fix and it would pay for the developers to make this change as it has already been a dealbreaker for other people who I have shown the app to. Unfortunately it may be more worthwhile to use the Morcombe app although this would be a great shame due to the great illustrations within this pizzey and Knight app.
There are a couple of bugs
1 the compare bird function is in need of a fix
2 The full picture function, when you rotate the phone, does not work. This is despite the seller acknowledging that occurred with the last update - over a year ago
Otherwise a good app but I couldn’t recommend it until the next update fixes the bugs
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.