Birding Field Guides Releases New Version of Birdwatching App for Belize
Additional species and features on latest free update of the Belize Birds app make it the most comprehensive digital guide for birds in Belize.
Belize is visited by thousands of birders every year. Proximity to the USA and Canada, good infrastructure, political stability, tourism experience, and an abundance of tropical habitats and colorful birds have turned Belize into an easy, go-to nation for birding. As birding has become more popular, more birders have, in turn, come to Belize to see such emblematic birds as the huge Jabiru (the largest stork in the Americas), the sleek Red-capped Manakin, the rare Orange-breasted Falcon, multi-colored toucans, and more.
The goals of the most recent free update of the Belize Birds Field Guide app are to give more tools for app users to find and identify the 600 plus species on the official list for Belize as well as be aware of an additional 30 species that could eventually occur. This is accomplished with a wealth of images for 634 species, vocalizations for more than 600 species, updated range maps, search filters for major habitat, nocturnal species, and other factors that aid identification and learning about Belize birds.
When asked why birds not on the official list for Belize were included in the app, Patrick O'Donnell, head of development and marketing for Birding Field Guides, believes that the app takes on a greater role as a comprehensive tool for both birding in the field and reference before, during, and after a birding trip to Belize.
He said, "A few species are added to the Belize list just about every year. Given the increase in birding, we expect several more species to occur. By including such possible additions to the list, our aim is to give birders the information and tools needed to recognize them. By including this new feature along with the ability to search by major habitats, and additional images and vocalizations, we aspire to offer a comprehensive digital birding app for Belize that will be of use for birders of all skills and levels; from folks just getting started to birders with decades of experience."
This app is currently available for iOS 8.0 or later iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone devices.
About Birding Field Guides
Birding Field Guides was started in 2012 and develops birding and nature-related apps and products for digital devices. For more information, please visit http://birdingfieldguides.com.