This is a LITE version of The Michael Morcombe eGuide to the Birds of Australia but is fully functional and includes ONLY 59 species, compared to 796 species in the full app. If you like the way this app works please check out the full version.

The foremost field guide to Australian birds is now available as a fully universal app on the iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad with a comprehensive collection of bird calls.

Michael Morcombe’s Field Guide to Australian Birds has been called the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds in the market today and now it is perfectly complimented by the eGuide which features:
iOS optimised controls – swipe to next or previous species, one-tap enlargement of an image (iPad) and rotate the device (landscape) to enlarge an image completely (and fit the width of the screen).
Over 300 hi-res bird images covering 59 bird species.
Most bird species have a detailed distribution map showing any subspecies that occur.
Detailed text descriptions of almost all bird species including songs and calls, measurements and breeding behaviour.
Over 170 carefully-selected and edited sound recordings. Many species are represented with multiple call examples showing the full range of vocalizations.
The ability to compare any two images, maps, or sounds, side by side on the screen. The ability to filter by geographic location, so that you see only the species likely to occur in your location, and to further reduce the possibilities to usual or vagrant species in the selected area.
A “Smart Search” that gives the ability to search by distinguishing features such as size, colour, physical features, habitat and exclude certain types of birds (eg. Passerines).
A basic personal species list that stores your sightings saved to the device* with the ability to email the list.
A comprehensive help and introduction section to help you if you get stuck or don’t understand how a certain feature works.

*Uninstalling/reinstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own backup (master list) separate from the application.

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NB. This Application WILL ONLY work on an iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad running iOS V7.1 or higher NOT A NORMAL IPOD CLASSIC/NANO.

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Changed the minimum supported iOS version to 7.1 to prevent an app crash in a future iOS update.
Fixed a few bugs and errors.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Frank93940 ,

A useful app

This Lite edition seems to function well. I am an American with limited knowledge of Australian birds. This app only describes 59 birds. However, they are well described. There are a number of color illustrations of each species, male and female. There are also nest illustrations. Many species have vocalizations available. There are detailed range maps available, in color. There is also a substantial amount of text describing each species. There is also a search function which allows you to find a bird based on features, appearance, color, etc. The app also apparently allows you to specify your home range. All in all, a good app. Full app is rather pricey, but may be worth it.

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