Audubon Bird Guide: CaliforniaNational Audubon Society
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The best field guide for birding! Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides! With over 1 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in California—now for FREE! The award-winning Audubon Birds of California, the go-to mobile field guide resource, has been completely updated to the latest standards. Now with bird descriptions and data from America’s premier avian expert, Kenn Kaufman. Also offers “Find Birds with eBird” powered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; 521 total species; advanced gallery view for easy comparison and search; field mark call outs; and NatureShare - a social community of birders who observe, identify, and share their observations and photos in the mobile app and online. Key Features: • Identify 521 species with in-depth descriptions including information on appearance, habitat, behavior, and more • Over 3,200 images from the world-renown VIREO, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s world-wide collection of bird photography. • Eight hours of the most exceptional, highest quality bird sounds. • Robust seasonal and migratory range maps. • Browse species in a gallery view and filter by shape, region and color, aiding quick identification. • Find Birds with eBird - the ability to locate birds seen recently around you, drawing on the continuously updated database from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and eBird. • Create a Personal Nature Account – post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers on NatureShare and Facebook or via email with an easy and user-friendly interface. What People are Saying: “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 “Instead of the hefty field guides, the apps give the nature photographer a very portable and lightweight library of natural history information.” – Jim Clark, Outdoor Photographer Magazine AppPicker (“Best of” Lists, Jan 2013): “Audubon Birds…largely regarded as the best bird watching app…” 2011 APPY Award Finalist About us: The Audubon mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Through its education, science and public policy initiatives, Audubon engages people throughout the U.S. and Latin America in conservation. Audubon’s Centers, and its sanctuaries and education programs are developing the next generation of conservation leaders by providing opportunities for families, students, teachers and others to learn about and enjoy the natural world. The science program is focused on connecting people with nature through projects like Audubon at Home and Great Backyard Bird Count. Audubon’s volunteer Citizen Scientists participate in research and conservation action in a variety of ways, from monitoring bird populations and restoring critical wildlife habitat to implementing healthy habitat conservation practices. Product Feature Highlights • eBird technology to locate birds in real time, with quick access to recent sightings, locations of notable and rare birds, and maps and directions to all the birding hotspots across California. • Field Mark Diagrams for over 360 images to help with field identification • Thousands of high definition images detail each species with extraordinary clarity. Includes multiple images of each species in their natural habitat by gender, age, and seasonal plumage variations • Over eight hours of audio from the best audio field naturalists in California • Track and annotate your personal sightings by location, post to the NatureShare community, and share with friends by email or Facebook. • Optimized for Amazon device compatibility.