An update to the Sibley eGuide app for iOS

Drew Weber|

20130130-210602.jpgSibley eGuide to Birds of North America
My Digital Earth
$19.99 available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

[dc]T[/dc]his afternoon Andy McGann alerted me to the fact that The Sibley eGuide to Birds of North America had an update available. The Sibley Guide is my favorite field guide, and the app is my go to for in the field identifications when I need it, so I was excited to see what had changed. The most notable are the ability to display names in 4 languages, and thumbnails to the main list, the last which makes the app look pretty slick in my opinion.



What’s New in Version 1.8

● The bird names in the lists throughout the app can be displayed in a choice of four languages – English, French, Spanish and Latin. This can be changed in “My Location and Language” on the Main Menu.
● Added thumbnails to the main lists of birds.
● Added the ability to look up previous Locations in My List when adding a species.
● Xantus’s Murrelet has been split into two species – Scripp’s Murrelet and Gaudalupe Murrelet.
● Updated parts of the app to take advantage of the larger screen on iPhone 5
● A few bugs and errors have been fixed



About the Author

Drew Weber


Drew is the founder and editor of Nemesis Bird and now works to curate some of the best content the web has to offer on birding and ornithology from an energetic crew of ornithologists, field researchers, tour leaders and photographers. Drew is originally from PA but now lives in central New York where he is enjoying the long and snowy winters. He has done various bird jobs including bird surveys for the 2nd PA Breeding Bird Atlas, tracked saw-whet owls from dusk to dawn with Scott Weidensaul and counted hawks for several years for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Drew is an avid lister, especially on smaller scales, and enjoys adding new birds to county, state and life lists. He also enjoys digiscoping and making apps for birders. He is Project Coordinator for the Merlin Project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He is also project manager for the North American Rare Bird Alert.