The eGuide to Birds of the Middle East is an interactive companion to the Birds of the Middle East field guide – the comprehensive guide for birdwatchers visiting the region. It covers Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, the Arabian peninsula and Socotra. This application has specific features that will enhance your birding experience.
Hi-res images, distribution maps and detailed text descriptions of over 800 bird species including breeding species and regular visitors.
These images can be expanded to fill the entire width of the screen in portrait and landscape.
Audible calls for more than 400 bird species.
“Bird Compare” that allows you to compare two birds on the same screen.
A personal bird list that stores your bird sightings saved to the device that can then be exported through email.
View the Bird Index by Common or Scientific bird names either alphabetically or taxonomically.
*Uninstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own master list separate from the program.
NB. This Application WILL ONLY work on an iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad running OS V5.0 or higher NOT A NORMAL IPOD CLASSIC/NANO.
Updated app for latest iOS devices.
As with any update there is a chance that you could lose your personal bird list ('My List'), make sure you have a copy saved elsewhere to prevent possible data loss.
Ratings and Reviews
A decent field guide should help you identify birds. This absolutely fails. You already have to know the name of the bird to do a search. There are no helpful search criteria, like size, plumage, habitat, location. I gave up on identifying any new birds during my trip to the Middle East. A total waste.
Needs an update--badly
Has potential to be a fine app but sorely in need of patching. Sunbirds and flycatchers are scrambled; wrong pictures with wrong name/description. Needs more calls, too.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.