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BirdsEye Hotspots update

Drew Weber|

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BirdsEye Hotspots 1.2

BirdsEye Hotspots 1.2

Available in the App Store for $4.99
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch on iOS 7

BirdsEye Hotspots 1.2 was just released with several changes that make it an even better birding companion.

The most noticeable visual change is a cleaner look to make it fit in better on iOS 7. As of this version, an iOS 7 device is required to run the app.

The maps are updated with the latest features provided by Apple Maps, allowing you to rotate the map as well as tilt to see hotspots from an angle rather than straight overhead. Tapping on a blank space on the map makes the map full screen, hiding the menu bars for maximum screen real estate to explore the hotspots.

We added in the ability to check weather information for every single hotspot. This is great for locations that are very weather dependent such as hawk watches, lake watches etc. We added a couple more current weather metrics such as apparent temperature and cloud cover and also a 48-hour wind speed forecast.

BirdsEye Hotspots is available in the App Store for $4.99 and works on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 7.

About the Author

Drew Weber

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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. His master's research at Penn State University focused on grassland birds and their relationships with different agricultural practices.Drew is an avid lister, especially on smaller scales, and enjoys adding new birds to county, state and life lists. A sucker for competitions, he has placed 2nd in the World Series of Birding (with Nemesis Birders Andy McGann and Mike Lanzone) and is the part of the winning team for the Onondaga Audubon Bird-a-thon in Central NY and the Shaver's Creek Birding Cup (2 years running with Nemesis Birder Alex Lamoreaux).He also enjoys digiscoping and making apps for birders. He is project manager for the North American Rare Bird Alert and coordinates the development of BirdsEye and BirdsEye Hotspots.Some topics that really interest him are migration, bird distributions and vagrancy.

  • After talking about an app like this with Drew while planning last year’s Thanksgiving birding trip, and now being able to have it come to life AND to have the newest and best version be released the day before I leave for another Thanksgiving trip is incredible! Can’t wait to put this app to good use this weekend in NJ!