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iBird Explorer Pro gets upgrade: new features

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iBird Explorer Pro continues to be near the top of the best selling apps on the iTuens App Store or iPhone and iPod Touch, and for good reason. It is an amazing application for anyone with an iDevice and even the smallest interest in birds. You can read my review of iBird Plus and iBird Pro or visit the iBird website for a complete description.


Notes and Family one above the other

The latest update, submitted to the app store this week and pending approval, adds a couple of significant features to Pro.

The first is Notes. You can now add a note to any species, and email you notes to yourself or others.

Then there is the Family reference section: complete inforation on each family of birds, accessable from the species account of any member of that species.

The update also includes, according the the iBird folks:

1. Notes  It’s found on the Species page buttons.

2. Family Accounts. Under the Notes button are family descriptions for every species (82 total).


Enter note page

3. Embedded Help. The old online help has been moved to the More…screen where it is called Online Support.

4. Spanish – added to the French language and found under More->Settings.

5. 6 New Hawaii Species.

6. iBird Products – More… has a link to a description of all variations of the program.

7. Reference for Search features. Found in the Glossary, at the very end.

8. 50 new photos, several that we were missing and several that are completely new and exciting.  I can’t thank the photographers who contributed these enough, they are really beautiful.

And speaking  of the new photos:

Hawaii birds added
Hawaii Elepaio
Kauai Elepaio
Oahu Elepaio
Kauai Amakihi
Oahu Amakihi
Red-vented Bulbul


Family information

This is a list of the new photos added

American Black Duck 2 JS.jpg
Bananaquit 2 JS.jpg
Bendire’s Thrasher 1 JS.jpg
Black Phoebe Female AV.jpg
Black-whiskered Vireo 2 JS.jpg
Blue Bunting Female JS.jpg
Blue Bunting JS.jpg
Bohemian Waxwing PS.jpg
Brown Creeper PS.jpg
Cassin’s Auklet 2 CT .jpg
Clay-colored Sparrow PS.jpg
Common Pauraque JS.jpg
Common Peafowl female 1 JS.jpg
Common Peafowl female 2 JS.jpg
Common Peafowl Female DY.jpg
Common Peafowl Male DY.jpg
Crescent-crested Warbler JS.jpg
Dark-rumped Petrel JS.jpg
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl 1 JS.jpg
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl 2 JS.jpg
Gray Partridge PS.jpg
Green Parakeet JS.jpg
Gull-billed Tern JS.jpg
Hermit Warbler JS.jpg
House Sparrow Female AV.jpg
Iiwi 1 PS.jpg
Iiwi 2 PS.jpg
Japanese White-eye PS.jpg
Java Sparrow immature PS.jpg
Kauai Amakihi PS.jpg
Louisiana Waterthrush 2 JS.jpg
Masked Booby 2 JS.jpg
Masked Booby 3 JS.jpg
Mitred Parakeet 2 JS.jpg
Mitred Parakeet 3 JS.jpg
Northern Pintail Female AV.jpg
rwbOak Titmouse 2 JS.jpg
Oak Titmouse 3 JS.jpg
Oak Titmouse Juvenile AV.jpg
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu 1 PS.jpg
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu PS.jpg
Red-crested Cardinal PS.jpg
Red-whiskered Bulbul 2 JS.jpg
Red-whiskered Bulbul 3 JS.jpg
Saffron Finch JS.jpg
Semipalmated Sandpiper 2 JS.jpg
Semipalmated Sandpiper Adult AV.jpg
Shiny Cowbird 2 JS.jpg
Short-tailed Hawk dark morph JS.jpg
Sooty Grouse Display DC.jpg
Spot-breasted Oriole 2 JS.jpg
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher 1 JS.jpg
Sulphur-Bellied Flycatcher 2 JS.jpg
Tennessee Warbler PS.jpg
Tree Swallow PS.jpg
Yellow-headed Blackbird Female AV .jpg
Zebra Dove PS.jpg
Zone-tailed Hawk JS.jpg

iBird Pro simply continues to grow…and continues to be a must have app for any iDevice carrying birder.


Written by singraham

July 23, 2009 at 7:41 am

3 Responses

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  1. Wish I hadn’t already purchased the iBird Plus. Can’t believe he created iBird Pro. Why didn’t he just upgrade and update iBird Plus, and keep it the premier app that he promised it would be. What’s next iBird Platinum for $49.95?


    July 24, 2009 at 2:38 pm

  2. Hello,

    I’m trying to decide between Birdjam and iBirdExplorer. Anyone have experience with both and why do you prefer one over the other? I’d appreciate any info that you send. I have the Thayer birding software on my pc and love it. The iBirdExplorer features remind me of it. Am going now to research more about Birdjam.

    Cost is a consideration, but not a major one as I consider this a lifetime investment.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give.



    August 30, 2009 at 8:26 am

  3. […] A while ago I posted an update to the iBird Pro and Plus reviews based on a beta submitted to the App Store. Long story. Turns out there was a really long delay in getting it approved, having to do with the new stricter rating system on apps that use internet access, but it is finally live and available. Though the posted review listed the new features as applying only to the Pro version…in fact they are available in all versions of iBird. You can read about them here: iBird. […]

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