A nice young couple visited yesterday with their two year old son who is really into birds (and bears). The dad, asked about bird Apps. Here’s a combined reply from our Museum Educator and Executive Director!
Lots of bird ID apps for adults. They vary on ID tips, recordings, ability to keep lists, etc. I like the Audubon Guides, but know others who like iBirdPro, Sibley Guide, and Peterson guides. For example, a short list of bird Apps recommended to us by two of our favorite, fervent birders:
- For ease of use, they recommend the iBird Pro with about 924 species, priced ~ $24
- Peterson Birds of North America offers 800 species (back in the early summer, the App was on sale for $0.99, usually $14.95)
- Finally, Peterson Feeder Birds with 160 species was described as an App available for free.
To find bird related apps for my son (age 3), I just typed into the search fields variations of “bird”, “quiz”, “toddler”, etc. I like (and so does my son ) the Toddler Teaser apps. They have apps to help kids recognize letters, numbers, and animals (including birds).
The choices are extensive!
Added later: BirdDiva also recommends the Audubon Guides (from Green Mountain Digital)