Mapping the Christmas Bird Count

Drew WeberApps, christmas bird count, General News and Info2 Comments

I thought I would share just a little of the map prep work I did, last minute, for the Syracuse CBC. Hopefully this will help you out in your last minute planning as well. This is particularly useful when covering a new area or doing a new CBC. You might even discover that there are more areas to cover in … Read More

GroupMe – the easy text message RBA

Drew WeberApps, Rarities, Reviews6 Comments

[dc]G[/dc]etting out key details on rare birds in a timely fashion is crucial to allowing as many people to see the birds as possible. In Pennsylvania we have been using the GroupMe (iOS app) service for several years for localized RBA’s and recently switched the state RBA to this service, just in time for all the rarities associated with Hurricane Sandy. … Read More

Larkwire – Bird song learning 2.0

Drew WeberApps, Reviews, Songs and Calls2 Comments

Are you a novice at birding by ear and want to learn some more species? Do you already know some bird songs but want to improve your skills and take your birding to the next level? Your solution is here! Larkwire just released their excellent bird song learning software for iOS devices. I have previously used the web version of … Read More

Bird Codes 2.0 release

Drew WeberApps, Nemesis Code2 Comments

Bird Codes 2.0 has been released to the iOS app store and is now for sale so I wanted to introduce everyone to the changes in this version. First of all, the biggest change is that the entire app has been re-written to run natively on iPhone and iPad. This is not something that you will really notice but just … Read More

Review: BirdsEye BirdLog

Drew WeberApps, eBird, General News and Info, Reviews7 Comments

Finally. An app to submit eBird checklists was just released and I am pretty pumped about it. BirdsEye BirdLog has been available for Android and in testing for iPhone for quite a while as they worked out the kinks and made it better. With its official release today, I expect to see an uptick in submissions as people latch on … Read More

New release: Bird Codes app

Drew WeberApps, General News and Info, Nemesis Code, Reviews7 Comments

I am excited to announce the release of the first app from Nemesis Code, a collaboration between Nemesis Bird and my brother, James Stuckey Weber who actually took the idea and turned it into an app. Our first app is Bird Codes, an app that enables you to quickly look up alpha codes, or short 4-letter codes for bird species. I … Read More

Review: Audubon Birds, now with more eBird

Drew WeberApps, eBird, Field Guide, General News and Info, ReviewsLeave a Comment

Audubon Birds – A Field Guide to North American Birds v1.9 $19.99 from the Green Mountain Digital A new version of Audubon Birds: A field guide to North American Birds was just recently released and I’ve now had some time to use it and check out the new features. The main part of the app is the field guide. What sets … Read More

Birding with an iPhone/iPad

Drew WeberApps, General News and Info, Listing, Reviews5 Comments

Merry Christmas! Did you get a new iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad for Christmas? Last Christmas I listed my favorite apps for these devices and as I started to write this post I wondered what I had recommended last year. Interestingly enough, most of my recommendations are the same as last year. Most of these apps were updated multiple times … Read More

App Review: Birdwatcher’s Diary

Drew WeberApps, General News and Info, Reviews1 Comment

Birdwatcher’s Diary 4.1 $12.99 from the Stevens Creek Software This is an app review that is long overdue and I really wanted to get it out since there are birders out there that are probably looking forward to new iPhones or iPads for Christmas. I found out about this app when I published an overview of some of my favorite … Read More

Sibley iPad update

Drew WeberApps, Field Guide, General News and Info, Reviews3 Comments

Just today I downloaded a welcome and overdue update to the The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America app which enables the iPad to display all the illustrations at fullscreen. Due to the different screen resolutions of iPads and iPhone, apps that weren’t originally made for iPads were not shown full-screen. Rather they were shown in a small … Read More