Birding app recommendations.

iOS & iPadOS
I have been reading the numerous posts regarding birding apps but wanted to get recommendations from other users. I thought that the Birding by Ear system was available as an app for iOS; but I couldn't find it. I have the Peterson Field Guide for Birds of North America, which contains the name of the birds and then their songs. That's what I had in mind for an app, nothing too difficult or with a lot of useless features to a totally blind person. I mainly would like to refresh my memory on all of the bird songs. I am using an iPhone 5 with the latest update. Thanks for any helpful information. There are so many bird apps and some of them are quite pricey. I would rather get some responses before I purchase one. Jo Anne Stombaugh



Submitted by Jerry Berrier on Monday, February 24, 2014

My favorite is BirdTunes. You can set it so it plays the sounds as soon as you clik on a bird, and searches are relatively easy to perform. Another interesting one is Merlinn Birds by Cornell. It's useful if someone is describing a bird to you and you are trying to help them determine its ID.