Morcombe field guide released as an iPhone/iPod touch app

Subject: Morcombe field guide released as an iPhone/iPod touch app
From: Ian May <>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:05:32 +1100
Having the highest regard for Morcombe's Field Guide, this is great news. Especially I have always liked the distribution maps showing races and subspecies.

Problem is I am not familiar with using Ipods and am unsure how to download this field guide from Itunes. Can anyone advise please?


Ian May

I would think the calls are a lot better if they are from Dave's
collection. I'm not knocking the BOCA series, because I rely on them a
lot, but the more modern recordings, such as those by Dave Stewart, and
more recently Graeme Chapman, are superior in audio quality, and the ones
I've heard eliminate the pleasant but confusing ambient sounds of the bush
- and other bird calls!

Russell Woodford

On Fri, October 22, 2010 8:15 am, Peter Shute wrote:

Will it run on an iPad? I'm not familiar with any of the three devices,
but had assumed applications would work on any.

It is good news, and hopefully other field guides will follow suit. I
think the only existing similar application is the S&D field guide for
PCs, which pre dates it by a long time. Obviously it was an idea before
its time, and it will be interesting to see if others follow now, and for
which devices.

Are you able to explain how the application works? E.g. What does one do
to look up a species image? Can one call up two at once to compare them,
or quickly swap between them?

And how much overlap is there between this set of calls and the BOCA

Peter Shute

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