ROBERTS BIRD GUIDE 2 is a new app based on the "Roberts Bird Guide (second edition)" with new illustrations, distribution maps and bird texts for 980 Southern African bird species, including new species and names, and new app functions and features.
The FIELD GUIDE has family pages like the book and is easier to use. Swipe or zoom the pages, select a bird, play the sound, add a sighting, view the distribution or text, or open the BIRD PAGE for more detail.
The BIRD GUIDE is a full bird list with direct functions to play the sound, add a sighting, check the distribution, read the text, or open the BIRD PAGE. New features include large thumbs and text, and dual language display of English, Afrikaans, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese and Scientific names;
The BIRD PAGES include illustrations, distribution map, photos, bird sounds, Roberts Field Guide 2 text and the full Roberts VII handbook text.
ID SEARCH uses your location, habitat, shape and colour of the bird to shortlist possible species.
SIMILAR BIRDS loads a list similar to that selected for identification.
COMPARE BIRDS displays the bird pages side by side for direct comparison.
MY LISTS is a personal list manager that includes a life list and sub-lists, with backup to iCloud and sync to your other IOS devices.
MY PHOTOS album links your photos to sightings and lists, and displays your photos on the bird pages.
LEARN SOUNDS with auto-play of a bird list and announcements in selected language.
MY LOCATION is an interactive map for location bird lists and finding birding sites.
BIRDING SITES includes details of 280 birding sites around Southern Africa.
NEW FEATURES include
+ Sharing of sightings to Facebook and Instagram.
+ Sightings summary list and map;
+ Auto-backup of bird lists to iCloud
+ Auto-sync of bird lists between personal iOS devices;
+ Dual-language display in bird lists.
+ Bird List status popup reports sightings count, active list and last sighting.
+ Bird Lists with larger thumb images, text and alphabetical index.
+ Sound playback of individual tracks;
+ Full landscape and split screen support for iPad;
+ Zooming of Field Guide pages for iPhone and iPad;
+ Zooming of individual bird page images.
+ Slide menu for improved navigation and linking to all modules;
The MULTIMEDIA DATA includes
+ all the new bird species and names
+ 265 new field-guide pages
+ 980 individual bird pages plus 20 potential vagrants.
+ new field guide text from the Roberts Bird Guide (second edition)
+ over 3060 new illustrations
+ new colour-coded distribution maps with seasonal status bar
+ over 5870 photos including 500 nest and 700 egg photos
+ over 920 bird sounds
New "Learn Sounds" module.
Added sharing sightings and photos to Facebook and Instagram.
Added photo sync to iCloud for My Photos.
Added "Rate this app" to Slide Menu.
Improved CSV list export and printing.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
High price but the best app out there
We have sued the Roberts bird guide as a family for over 35yrs and just love the it. This app is a game changer and been able to listen to the bird calls as well is really helpful in the field identification. Helps keep the kids interested as well.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the five stars. Its great to hear you are enjoying the app.
High Price, but Great Reference
Particularly found the identification feature brilliant. I was able to find an unseen mystery bird, based on using provided key words to describe the call it made. Listening to bird calls are great, but the UI could really use an interactive playback timeline. Some recordings are a minute long and you cannot scrub to the described second time stamp to hear a specific recording.
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- Southern Africa Birding cc
- 1.6 GB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Southern African Birding CC 2020.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.