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Bird App Answers Questions on Your iPhone

By on Friday, May 27th, 2011 - 5 Comments

We’ve got a new Q&A app out for iPhones and it’s on sale for $1.99 to kick off the Memorial Day weekend. (At a regular price of $2.99, it’s still a pretty good deal.)

It isn’t always enough just to watch birds—bird watchers are always asking questions about them too. WHY is that cardinal attacking my car? WHY don’t birds fall off branches as they sleep? WHY is bird poop white? Each year, thousands of bird watchers call and write to us with questions such as these. Now, we’ve packed more than 100 of those answers—ranging from common to off-the-wall—into the new Cornell Lab Bird Q&A app from Tipitap. It’s available from iTunes for $2.99—and on sale today only for just $1.99.

The Bird Q&A app is a fun way to learn more about why birds do what they do. Although it is not a field guide, it includes hundreds of beautiful bird photos accompanied by sounds from the Cornell Lab’s Macaulay Library archive—the largest collection of bird sounds in the world. You can explore question categories such as “Fact or Fiction,”  “Nests & Eggs,” “Bird Songs,” and “Feathers & Flight.”

After absorbing some of this bird lore, test yourself with built-in quizzes in three categories: novice, skilled, and hotshot. Choose quizzes on bird facts, bird identification, or recognizing birds by their songs and calls. It’s never been easier to learn about a subject that is so fascinating.

The informative, occasionally quirky content is written by bird expert and author Laura Erickson, and is a perfect complement to The Bird Watching Answer Book, from Storey Publishing.

A portion of the proceeds goes into bird conservation programs at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology—so our bird experts can keep doing their research to come up with the answers to a never-ending stream of questions about birds.

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5 Comments

  1. You should make these apps available for the iPad as well.

  2. Joseph Kyut says:

    Birds are plentiful but infomation about them is truly lacking, We need to learn to treasure them and protect them as we do with other animals.

  3. michael says:

    It would be nice if the “Cornell Birds Of CA” songs for iphone etc applied the pics of the birds for the song’s album cover. Would help learning – and as tip – one could delay start each song (in properties) so one does not hear the name of the bird. Its then funny to listen to the bird call in-mixed with music using shuffle – and helps one recall/learn bird calls in a fun way.

  4. Gerry says:

    Android outsells Apple – please start supporting it!

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