The PIZZEY AND KNIGHT BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA DIGITAL EDITION for iPhone and iPad is a comprehensive and interactive application that combines multimedia data on over 900 Australian bird species with seven interactive modules for every aspect of mobile birding, including the sounds of 750 species.
The app can be used as a FIELD GUIDE (like the book) or as a BIRD LIST, with essential functions such as view bird page, play the sound, add to your list and view similar birds available directly in both.
The FIELD GUIDE displays the full field guide pages of the book. You can browse the pages and identify a bird, play the sound, add to your list, open the BIRD PAGE for further detail, or view SIMILAR BIRDS
The BIRD GUIDE includes a full bird list and individual BIRD PAGES for over 900 species, with illustrations, species text, colour-coded distribution maps, photographs and sounds.
The BIRD LIST includes all the new species and new names, a full range of regional lists, and names from IOC, C&B, Birdlife and Clements. Direct functions on the list include play the bird sound, Add directly to your list or Add with sighting detail, open the Bird Page or Field Guide page, or view Similar Birds.
SIMILAR BIRDS loads a list of birds similar to that selected for comparison and identification. COMPARE BIRDS displays the bird pages side by side for direct comparison.
IDENTIFICATION uses location, habitat, bird shapes and plumage to shortlist possible species for identification, or viewing with the Compare Birds function.
MY LOCATION is an interactive map for finding your current location, generating bird lists for your location, and locating birding sites near you. Or drop pin for a new location with GPS co-ords and bird list. Or open a birding site for a list and site description.
MY LISTS is a personal list manager that includes a life list and sub-lists that report to your life list. You can also sync your lists to iCloud, and export your lists to iTunes for backup. Sighting details include place, date, GPS co-ords, and sighting notes.
BIRDING SITES includes descriptions and photos of over 270 birding sites from around Australia, with functions for a bird list, ‘show on map’ and seven-day weather forecast.
The MULTIMEDIA DATA includes • over 250 field-guide pages • over 900 individual bird pages • all the ‘new’ bird species and names • over 2500 illustrations, 4000 photos, and 1500 bird sounds • colour-coded distribution maps • seasonal status bar • endemic and red data species • rare bird maps.
# This app can be used in the bush and remote locations. It does NOT require a wifi, phone or internet connection to operate. The sounds do work and you simply need to adjust the mute settings on your device.
For more detail on the PIZZEY AND KNIGHT BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA DIGITAL EDITION and to take a tour of the app, please visit www.gibbonmm.com.au.
iOS 10 Support & Bug Fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Pizzey and Knight Birds of Australia
I bought this app a few weeks ago in order to prepare for a trip to Australia. I have never been there and as my trip was to be business I knew i would only have a few hours to bird on one maybe two days. My trip has been postponed and likely will be cancelled. But i have had more fun with this app than I deserved for the money i spent! Wow! This is the best birding app and i didn't even get to test the my location options. For anyone planning a trip spend the money. The cheaper app is good but the value for the extra money far exceeds the cost!
I went looking for other apps by the same people and hope they make enough money off this one to circle the globe
I purchased this app to use on a trip to Western Australia and the Northern Territory in April. It was great not to have to lug a book around on my adventure. By using the song feature, I was able to lure Purple-crowned Fairy Wrens out of the cane grass at the Victoria River Crossing. Worth every penny for the photos that produced!
Pizzey and Knight's Birds of Australia
Used this new app for two weeks birding in North Queensland and can't say enough good things about it. In addition to the obvious portablity advantages, the app provides everything in the book and a good deal more: songs and calls, photos, improved range maps color-coded for seasonal distribution, bars showing monthly abundance, a neat way to create and keep lists and notes, suggested birding sites, links to similar species, and general ease in quickly moving through the content. It's nice having the book too, but this app was the best $30 I have ever invested in a bird guide.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.