bird alert Pro 4+

Virtual Programming Ltd

    • 3.1 • 17 Ratings
    • Free



bird alert PRO from Rare Bird Alert provides birders with up-to-the-minute sightings of scarce and rare birds turning up across the British Isles. Operating since 1991, we are the longest running in-the-field birdnews service and our app carries the same speedy and reliable birdnews as featured on our pager, online and SMS services. With push notification alerts for news filters you set up, bird alert PRO is an indispensable tool for all birders.

Designed by birders for birders, the app is packed full of useful features and ways to read and be alerted to the very latest birdnews.

Main features

• Push notification alerts – set up and save individual ‘alert filters’ and get instant alerts when birds matching your criteria turn up
• Breaking birdnews sightings – instant access to all the latest birdnews with pre-defined easy to use reports, or search the sightings using your own criteria
• Sightings database – access to over 700,000 sightings from the last 10 years
• Species maps – see what birds have been seen where on an interactive map
• Species photo gallery – huge collection of photos from our users
• Submit a sighting – send us your sightings quickly and easily, GPS find-me feature makes it easy to report your sighting even if you don’t know the area.

Permanently free content includes
Bird reports - the very latest bird sightings from each county from across Britain and Ireland
Photo gallery - rare, scarce and common bird photos from Britain and Ireland

Detailed directions for specific sightings and push notification alerts can be trialled for 24 hours.

What’s New

Version 5.0.18

Maintenance update

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Goldcrest123 ,

Mostly good but crashes

This is useful for receiving alerts but I find when I go to click on an alert the app crashes, every time. If you load a message from the general news but it’s find, but not from my alerts.
(Phone software is fully up to date)

ColinKnocks ,

Very Buggy

Had the App for a couple of weeks now.
It’s ok when it works but was very difficult to set up initially. Kept telling me to log in when I already was.
After reinstalling it I finally got it to work but it crashes almost every day.
Sometimes I find it easier to just go online and pick up the news directly from the BirdAlert website.

Abirder ,

Just the job

I approached RBA about such an app some while ago, before it was in the pipeline I suspect, so was hugely hopeful when I found out this was to be released.
First the service, I have been an RBA service user for 20 years and they are second to none, news is more reliable than all the competition, though obviously not perfect, far fewer errors slip through, undoubtedly due to the expertise of the team.
Second the techie bit, does exactly what I want, gives me the news as I require, the filtering is superb and I can get alerts for all the species and areas I am interested in as well as all the national news.
The maps and directions are very useful, the news and species search facilities are great. Photos too are top class.
It is more economical than my pager, which is a real advantage in these cash strapped times.
Downsides: slightly slower than the pager service but not too much so, sometimes messages do not want to load due to server errors, a pain but again does not normally last too long, relies on phone signal which can be patchy in some areas but this is also a positive as the messages will always get delivered eventually unlike missed pager messages.
On balance I am very happy with the app, with continued phone development (4G) it can only get better.
Buy it!

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