Based on Ber van Perlo's ‘Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil’, this app covers over 1,800 species of bird seen in Brazil, including residents, migrants and vagrants. Helpful texts detail size, habitat and description, while informative illustrations show a host of plumages for each species, including subspecific variation. Distribution maps and stunning still photographs further enhance the app, and songs and calls of over 1,200 species complete the package. The result is a must-have app for anybody birding in Brazil.
• all content stored on the device, so no need to have phone signal or be connected to wi-fi
• species names in English, Portuguese and scientific
• illustrations, text and maps for over 1,800 species
• over 1,200 songs and calls
• superb still photographs for many species
• includes full introductory text from ‘Field Guide to Birds of Brazil’
• search by species name in English, Portuguese or scientific
• organise bird names in taxonomic order or alphabetically
• quickly close the species list by pinching on the list
• favourite species feature
• swipe up/down on illustrations to seamlessly move between species
Fixed a crash on iOS 9
Ratings and Reviews
looks fine to me
Just got this app in advance of my second Brazil trip later this year. Looks fine to me, thumbnails and photos can be pinch-zoomed, disribution maps good and calls too. You can even tick off species you hve seen using the star icon.
Can't wait to use this in the field. Should be much easier than lugging around a big book!
Great idea ... but terrible illustrations
I have most other Bird Guides apps and applaud their innovative approach bringing field guides to the iPod and iPad, but the illustrations used for the species in this guide are truly awful.
The standard of photographs are generally good but these are not available for many species and the sound recordings are of mixed quality. The concept is the right one, but the quality of the original material is poor. Contrast this with BirdGuides app "Butterflies of Britain & Ireland" where the illustrations are superb!
It is a good app but could have an option to group birds by area.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.