SEO / BirdLife and the BBVA Foundation have presented the guide of the birds and ornithological routes of Spain, the first mobile application to observe and learn in detail the birds of this country.

Source: Youtube SEO/BirdLife

Useful information

Download: Android 2.3.3 (19MB) / iOS 6.0 (19MB)

Price: free

Language: Spanish (bird list can be consulted in Catalan, Basque, Galician and English)

Runs offline: partially

Last update: Android 28/03/2014 – iOS 04/04/2014

Website of the developer: SEO/Birdlife.

Notes: information updated on 28/07/2015. The latest update for Android introduces improvements in the description of some species, a filter through which you can view the common species (accessible from the top right menu), promotions SEO/Birdlife accessible from the information display (bottom right) and other minor fixes.

Description

This app, based on the “Encyclopedia of birds of Spain”, offers two principal resources:

  • a guide of birds, from which you can access to specific data sheets with details of different species, distribution, habitat, protect status and threats. In offline mode, you can also listen their birdsong and view the distribution map (images and videos require internet connection).
  • ornithological itineraries, that select natural places of Spain with a greater birds abundance, showing information about resident birds, summer migrants, wintering and migratory birds travelling

More information

http://www.seo.org/2014/02/18/primera-aplicacion-movil-para-observar-y-conocer-sobre-el-terreno-las-aves-espanolas/

Images: Screenshot 30/04/2015 ©SEO/BirdLife

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Analysis

The “Guide of the birds and ornithological itineraries of Spain” is one of those tools that can not miss in the smartphone of any ornithologist or amateur. It has an extensive information, supported by abundant multimedia material that facilitates the identification, although in the image gallery for each species is missing an explanatory caption about picture or illustration. Some users have reported problems with sound in the 4 version of Android, but the test made with the 5 version has not experienced problems.

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