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Audobon Birds and Butterflies App! Get It Now!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

. . . . is on sale, regularly $16.99, for just $1.99 ending April 29. And yup, that's tomorrow!!

It's terrific!! The bird part may even be better in some ways than birdjam (which cost me a whack more) and waaaaaay easier to download. No syncing nonsense: no separate CD ripping for the birdsongs: multiple images of each bird instead of just one: multiple birdsong sound tracks for each bird giving a fuller sense of the possible conversations: phenom advanced search techniques including flight patterns! Wow!! And: the butterflies part of the app includes all the standard butterflies (Monarch and swallowtails and fritillaries) plus moths such as Luna and Cecropia and Isabella (woolly bear)!

I'm schedule for my first game of golf of the season later today -- will definitely have my iPhone with the birding apps and wildflower app (Audobon, $1.99) along with me. Should enhance my own enjoyment (and make me totally exasperating of course to the other golfer: DH . . . but he's prepared to tolerate me I'm pretty sure).

Saw a yellow swallowtail last weekend in the maple sugar bush -- they're always very early.

My bald-headed cardinal has his full gleaming red crest again.

Bright yellow goldfinch on the feeder with plumage matching the daffodils . . .

What a glorious time of the year this is.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DESERTJULZ 4/30/2013 9:31AM

    How fun! And it would makes walks in nature so interesting to identify the creatures!

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NOLAZYBUTT110 4/29/2013 9:32PM

  Now I wish I had a smart phone, but cant afford it! It cst 75 a month just for one of them for service ehre and that does not count the cost of the Iphone. lol Guess I will have to enjoy the real thing. Love it though, susana

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CARRAND 4/29/2013 7:30PM

    Almost makes me wish I had a smart phone!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/29/2013 4:37PM

    That's got to be better than my bird book. Sadly we only have "stupid" phones.

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DDOORN 4/29/2013 12:50PM

    Love checking out new app-crazies have slowed a bit, but still check out new things now & then.


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KALIGIRL 4/29/2013 8:40AM

    emoticon will look into it

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BESSHAILE 4/29/2013 7:34AM

    oh la! I'm SUCH an app newbie. Audubon app - I love it! thanks for the tip.

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_LINDA 4/29/2013 2:54AM

    Wow that is awesome!! Not a lot of bird song here just yet. The robins are trying to sing and we listened to the myraid of sounds a blue jay makes. We are hearing the rat-ta-tat-tat of the woodpeckers hammering out the dead trees. Those apps sound amazing. Almost makes me wish I had one of those gadgets. But a walkman was the first and the last time I tried a personal stereo -I discovered it makes me deaf, even on the lowest possible volume setting. I have always had trouble with my ears and I guess they couldn't tolerate this close up of sound. I will just have to hear my birds live lol.
Enjoy your game (so many golfers chomping at the bit here I can tell you -the club attendence will go down again as soon as the courses are ready!)

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PHEBESS 4/28/2013 8:13PM

    You have GOT to get to Australia - you would LOVE the birds here!!!!!

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TANYA602 4/28/2013 8:05PM

    Fabulous! Thank you for the tip! DH and I are birders and this is so cool!

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CRYSTALJEM 4/28/2013 6:24PM

    Just got it. Love it. Thanks for the info.

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LJCANNON 4/28/2013 4:30PM

    emoticon It sounds like an AWESOME App!! It really IS a Beautiful Time of Year!!

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SLENDERELLA61 4/28/2013 12:15PM

    Enjoy your glorious time of the year!! Those apps sound fascinating. I think of nature vs. technology, but you are showing that they can co-exist and enhance each other!! Have a great, great golf game, the first of many this year!! -Marsha

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/28/2013 12:06PM

    Absolutely great time of year... love it when I wake to birdsong! Love it when the flowers start to pop out all over. Not crazy about what my body *does* about the things in bloom... but you know, it's worth the minor discomfort of the allergies! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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