Audubon Offers Updated Mobile Birding App

Ever been wandering around outside and come across a beautiful bird and wanted to know what kind it was? Now, there’s an updated app for that to help give you the answer. The National Audubon Society, fresh off a successful social media campaign around bird watching, and Green Mountain Digital are introducing an update to their Audubon Birds – A Field Guide to North American Birds mobile app.

The new, updated app uses ebird to locate birds and in real time and access information about recent sightings. The app also allows you to track and journal your personal sightings by location and share with friends by email or Facebook. And it includes an updated library of images so you’ll be sure you’re identifying the right bird, even when its all dressed up in its seasonal plumage.

image via Audubon

The mobile app is available for the iPhone, iPad, Andriod phones, the HP Touchpad and the NOOK. The app ranges in price from $9.99 up to $14.99 depending on device, but is on sale for a limited time for $9.99. The app makes a perfect Christmas gift for all the bird lover’s on your list this year.

“Now every birder can have the equivalent of a rare bird alert and comprehensive field guide wrapped into a single mobile app,” Gary Langham, vice president and chief scientist for Audubon said in a statement. “Real time access to bird sightings in eBird backed by the huge library of species information makes Audubon Birds the ideal app for every birder.”

Kristy Hessman is a writer and native Oregonian who currently resides in California. Before starting her own company, she worked as a reporter covering business and politics for daily newspapers and The Associated Press.