*** Planning to go bird watching in Colombia? Then this is the app for you. This app fills a gap in the region and is the only serious bird app available for Colombia. It is based on the renowned reference work of the Helm Guide Series "Birds of Northern South America" by Robin Restall, Clemencia Rodner, and Miguel Lentino. The creation of apps from the book is a co-production between Bloomsbury Plc. and Sunbird Images. The app contains 5,600 illustrations and more than 4,000 bird songs and calls in total. ***
*** Dutch Birding Journal writes:
"Would I recommend this app to anyone going on a birding trip to Colombia or one of the other countries in Northern South America? For sure! ..., you will be provided with a load of information, a nearly complete set of bird sounds and a few useful tools and features for use in the field for relatively low money." ***
This app is part of the Sunbird Images BLUE LABEL series. Our BLUE LABEL series are top notch digital field guides which provide the most comprehensive data available for a region or taxon. They stand for completeness including even the very rare species and vagrants which have only been recorded once or a few times in a region. Even the rare species are illustrated and described in detail featured with a full species account.
No other bird app for this region offers the following:
- Includes all 1,889 Colombian bird species including all vagrants
- 5,600 illustrations from the Helm Guide Series "Birds of Northern South America"
- Covers all subspecies + geographic, age and sex variations
- 4,054 bird songs and calls
- Most advanced Compare Mode of any bird app - compare up to 16 species images / songs / maps
- Spectrograms of all songs + details where songs were recorded
- Introduction contains hints and links on bird watching in Colombia
- Detailed distribution maps of Northern South America down to subspecies level
- Create sighting lists on a map via GPS and sort by place, date, group, and name
- Make notes for each bird spotted
- A simple identification key narrows species down
- Sort and display species: A–Z, 6 different languages, taxonomic
Colombia is the “Land of Birds” with vast natural richness and a number of natural superlatives. With its nearly 1,900 species it covers about 20 % of the world's bird species population with 78 endemic species covered in this app.
Choose between 6 bird name languages:
English, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Latin
Narrow species down by foot colour, bill shape, tail length etc. leading to the bird searched for plus a choice of similar species. You can also look for fragments of a species name – the search for “finch“ shows all the species which include the word “finch“ in the species’ name.
***A graphically well-designed layout – easy to use with large lettering.***
"All Birds Colombia" is very well suited for keeping personalised bird watch lists.
The app will continuously be developed further. All updates are free of charge. Once downloaded no internet connection needed – just download the app and start birding!
Visit our internet support site for more information www.sunbird.tv. We are happy, if you like our app. Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions or suggestions or comments at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is what we have done in this update to make birding in Ecuador even more convenient:
- corrected an error in the collapse view
- updated for the newest iOS version
- sighting lists are now being exported in 6 different bird language names
- minor errors fixed in sighting list section
Now you can create and sort multiple sighting lists and export your personalized lists!
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Very helpful and incredibly well done!
This is really a spectacular app and a dream come true if you’re a passionate birder or a professional ornithologist. As a birder, I haven’t found anything that comes close to this one in spite of spending time searching. The app is very comprehensive and goes into great length detailing essential features about each bird species you’ll find on a trip to Columbia. I love how easy and intuitive the app is, starting with the main page identifying a vast variety of species through beautiful images viewable as a gallery or by list. The app then does a great job at helping you narrow down each species with essential information and in-depth descriptions of the bird’s habits, size, features, habitat, and even its voice. The app even features high quality recording that lets you hear the sound of the bird you’re tracking. It also helps you find similar bird species in case you mistake a species for another.
good features, and weaknesses
This series of bird guide apps has some excellent features, in particular the ability to select multiple species to compare. These will be displayed on the screen, and you can switch between showing their illustrations, their range maps, and their vocalizations (displaying the sonograms, or playing the songs and calls).
However, there are some weaknesses. The illustrations are not as realistic or as attractive as those of the leading illustrators for South American field guides. Though there are illustrations of many races and plumages of each species, there seem to be none of birds in flight, which are the most important for raptors and others. One minor annoyance is that, once you choose a Family of birds, the species are listed in alphabetical order of the first name, which makes it much harder to use than if they were in taxonomic order.
Nonetheless, it’s terrific to have an app for Colombian birds, and there is no alternative at the moment, so anyone going to Colombia to see birds (more species than any other country) needs to get this.
This app is absolutely worth buying! This is a staple app that ever birder (or even just the average day curious person) needs on their phone. The best feature on the phone is the identify tab where you can find the type of bird you saw by what features you got a glimpse of (tail, beak, leg, feather color etc.). I genuinely can say it is one of the most detail oriented and thorough bird identification apps I have seen ever! Another great future is the log/diary part where you can record all the findings you have made. I highly recommend everybody try this app because after you experience all the cool features, you too will start to be fascinated by birds!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.