for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
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Peterson Birds of North America puts details from 8 Peterson Field Guides on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, including all images and text from the best-selling Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America book.
No other nature app gives you this much detail at any price!
Peterson Birds of North America has a unique touch interface that guides you effortlessly through identifying the birds you see everyday, whether they're at your backyard feeder, on your way to work, or out on the trail. It’s the only app that lets you compare similar looking birds on a single screen by sight, song, and location.
Try our interactive demo and see how Peterson Birds of North America lets you Identify Birds in 4 Easy Steps. All from one screen.
Peterson Birds includes details on over 820 birds, and features every bird in Roger Tory Peterson's best-selling print field guide, Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, along with Peterson's unique system of arrows to help you tell one bird from another.
How it works
and much more
- Simple, powerful search allows you to easily browse species by state, month, habitat, and more
- Quick access to the most important facts on each species, including bird songs and calls
- Zoom in and out on high-resolution illustrations
- Record your sightings with date, count, and place, and add your own notes
- Create, maintain, and share your own Life List
- Learn about behavior, migration, and molt
- Unique “More" section includes valuable tutorials, backyard birding tips, what to put in your bird feeder, beginner's guide to identifying birds, and precise illustrations of warbler undertail patterns
iTunes App Store Reviews
a. For Peterson Birds of North America
August 10, 2013
"With the update for iPhone 5, this is probably the best overall bird reference."
October 15, 2013
"I downloaded several bird ID apps and compared them. The Peterson Birds was the best in my opinion."
January 29, 2014
"I am enjoying the guide tremendously; I use it all the time. I especially like the features that allow me to download site checklists for local hotspots from the Peterson Guide website, and to add my own photos to each species' page."
b. For Peterson Pocket Edition
March 14, 2014
"This is a great app, you can find any bird you want with audio of the bird's call, and very clear pictures and information. I would recommend this to anyone as a great app."
c. For Peterson Backyard Birds
October 12, 2013
"This made watching my bird feeder so much more interesting."
"Peterson Birds of North America for iOS a must for bird watchers"
"After several months of using the Peterson Bird of North America on both the iPod Touch and iPad, I have come to the conclusion that this is the slickest bird guide out there.”
Nemesis Bird Blog
"Appweavers has done a stunningly good job ... and I would feel confident using this app in the field."
"Appweavers, Inc. hit a home run with their version of the Peterson Birds of North America iPad app."
About Peterson Field Guides
Peterson mobile apps are made available by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which publishes over 50 books in the Peterson Field Guide series. For more information about HMH, please visit www.hmhco.com
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