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Old Sunday 13th January 2019, 21:04   #1
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Good starter birding app

Hi,
I'm just starting birding and would like a good app for my ipad which will easily help me to identify birds and their songs - any suggestions please?
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Old Sunday 13th January 2019, 22:35   #2
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I like the Collins bird guide. 12.99 I think.
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Old Tuesday 15th January 2019, 23:35   #3
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Another vote for the Collins field guide app. The big advantage of this over the paper version is that you get calls and songs (although care should be taken if used in the field - using recorded calls to attract birds is frowned upon and in some cases is actually illegal). Also you can select various species onto a comparison page which can also be a useful tool

Plus it weighs a lot less!

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Old Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 23:12   #4
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I like the Merlin bird id app by Cornell Univ.

http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/
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I like the Merlin bird id app by Cornell Univ.

http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/
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The Collins guide app is excellent but iBird UK and Ireland is also very good. Get both!
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