thoughts on bird e-Guide Apps for iPad/iPhone

To: Jack Worcester <>
Subject: thoughts on bird e-Guide Apps for iPad/iPhone
From: Jeelan Amin <>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:55:05 +0000
Thank you for that detailed feedback Jack, its exactly what I was looking for…



> On 12 Apr 2017, at 5:12 pm, Jack Worcester <> wrote:
> Hi Jeelan,
> I have both the Pizzey and Knight and Morcombe bird apps, albeit for
> Android - although I wouldn't imagine much difference between platforms. I
> bought the Morcombe app roughly 3 years ago and have loved every feature
> except the bird drawings and locality maps. They really aren't very good at
> showing fine detail. The bird call recordings are fantastic and were the
> main reason I bought the app. I bought the Pizzey and Knight app about a
> month ago as I got sick of the lack of detail shown in some of Morcombe's
> wading bird drawings. The Pizzey and Knight app has absolutely fantastic
> drawings and also includes several photographs of most birds, which I have
> so far found very useful. The bird calls in this app are also very good,
> although I haven't had a chance to listen to many. The location filter
> works well in the Pizzey and Knight app, but I have found it to be quite
> flaky in the Morcombe app.
> If I had to choose between them, I would go Pizzey and Knight, although so
> far i have found having both apps useful. Either app is more than capable
> of replacing your paper copy, however for some hard to ID birds I still
> like to cross-check with a book.
> Cheers,
> Jack
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>> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:26:01 +0800
>> Subject: [Birding-Aus] thoughts on bird e-Guide Apps for iPad/iPhone
>> Hi all,
>> Just wondering if anyone’s had any experiences with the bird guide apps
>> that are currently available for iPads? I’m considering Pizzey and Knights
>> Birds of Australia <
>> app/pizzey-and-knight-birds-of-australia/id714625973?mt=8> and/or the
>> Morcombe and Stewart Guide to Birds of Australia <
>> guide-to-birds-of-australia/id397979505?mt=8>
>> I currently use hardcopies of Simpson & Day Field Guide to Birds of
>> Australia and The Slater Field Guide to Australian birds…
>> will either of the apps above allow me to replace the hardcopy books?
>> Both apps seem to have a library of bird sounds and can be filtered by
>> location to only show you species likely to occur in your neck of the
>> woods….
>> I’d love to hear any “real world” experiences with either of these apps.
>> thanks
>> Jeelan
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