iPad and iPhone for the Birds

Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 1.14.53 PMPeachpit has posted an article I wrote about bird watching and bird identifying apps for iOS: iPad and iPhone for the Birds

This is a great time of year to put up a bird feeder and start trying to identify your local visitors. The beauty of iOS bird ID apps is that not only are they portable (especially those on iPhones), they include color images and and bird songs you can listen to via a headset to help ID all those birds you hear and can’t see.

I notice the my personal favorite bird field guide, The Sibley Guide to Birds, is about to be released in a second edition; I have hopes for a similar update to the The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America – mydigitalearth.com iOS versions. Note that there’s a free “Lite” version too.

Guest Blogging at Peachpit

It’s my turn to be a guest blogger at Peachpit. I’m doing “5 Tips in 5 Days,” about the iPad.

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 1 – Consolidate Your Apps into Folders

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 2 – Stream Your Music and Other Audio with AirPlay

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 3 – Set up an iPad without a Credit Card

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 4 – Get ePub Books on Your iPad without Using iTunes

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 5 – iPad Keyboard Tips Your Mother Never Taught You