Princeton Field Guides are comprehensive, in-depth identification tools designed for all nature enthusiasts.
This is the interactive mobile field guide version of Birds of Peru by Schulenberg, Stotz, Lane, O'Neill & Parker. Like the paper edition, it is the most complete and authoritative field guide to this diverse neotropical landscape, featuring every one of Peru's 1,817 bird species. Every distinct plumage is covered in superb, high-quality color illustrations. This mobile version includes all of the same excellent content of the print edition plus audio for 1,510 species and "Smart Search" by color, size and habitat. It has been updated to reflect the current eBird/Clements taxonomy.
Peru is renowned for its spectacular array of wildlife and is home to nearly one fifth of the world’s bird species. It attracts birders and nature seekers from around the globe. The Birds of Peru mobile field guide is the most comprehensive and dependable birding tool for navigating this diverse neotropical landscape.
This easy-to-use application comes equipped with concise species descriptions, range maps, audio of bird calls, and detailed illustrations. Birds of Peru simplifies bird identification with an interactive Smart Search tool, and it makes it easy to keep track of bird sightings with an updatable life list. Birds of Peru is an important and must-have tool for all bird enthusiasts traveling in Peru, and is also useful in Colombia, Ecuador, the Brazilian Amazon, and Bolivia.
• Detailed species accounts for all of Peru’s 1843 bird species
• Audio recordings for 1515 species, many including multiple songs or calls
• Gorgeous illustrations for every species, showing all major plumages and geographic variants
• Interactive Smart Search tool helps narrow down birds by region, color, size and/or habitat
• Easily track your sightings as you go
• Updated to reflect current eBird/Clements taxonomy
This mobile application was developed from a collaboration between Princeton Field Guides and Birds in the Hand, LLC.
Audio provided by Peter Boesman, et.al.
The taxonomy has been updated to reflect 2016 Clements/eBird:
- We added detailed species accounts for the new Peruvian splits, so we now cover all of Peru's 1843 bird species
- We added audio recordings for some splits (where available) now covering 1515 species
- We added notes to make cross-referencing the taxonomy to the paper version of the guide easier
We have also fixed some issues reported by users (thank you!):
- typo fixes
- misc content corrections
- Better audio descriptions were added
- Illustrations now include descriptions (i.e. subspecies, morphs, etc)
Ratings and Reviews
Sure it's pricey but you get what you pay for. The images are very good and it looks like there are more compared to the book. The main advantage to the app is the calls. It also lets you narrow down the species by 6 regions. There are size, habitat and color filters as well that didn't work great for me but I've never been impressed with these features in other bird guide apps, so par for the course. I'm using it on an iPhone so I can't vouch for how it works on a tablet.
After looking at other reviews I am wondering oh I have the same app! There are not enough illustrations. Every time I want to look up a family the search function I can’t see all the members because the keyboard blocks the bottom of the page. Cancelling the search takes me back to the beginning and I have to scroll through the whole darn list. The life list function does not record date or location. I thought I was supposed to be able to use this and it would share my information with eBird. So now I have to keep a paper list. Only benefit is reduction in weight from not carrying the book.
I love this app!
Now I no longer have to carry the heavy book and it’s very easy to use. However, it will be complete if it had a place where to write down notes where one can store information.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.