Birds PRO HD - NATURE MOBILE
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Birds Pro HD - Nature Mobile is a bird identification guide that focuses on European birds, with more than 230 species cataloged. Kids can browse more than 1,500 photographs, listen to bird calls, and test their knowledge with quizzes. Users may submit their own bird photos and quiz scores via social media or Game Center.
What's it about?
The app catalogs more than 304 species of birds. Each entry has basic facts about things like habitat, diet, and reproduction; to learn more, users must follow a link to Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia. You can also access the birds' songs and take a quiz that requires you to identify the type of bird based on a picture or song.
Is it any good?
The highlight of BIRDS PRO HD - NATURE MOBILE is its library of beautiful high-definition photographs, many of which have been submitted by users. There are basic facts about each bird too, but users must follow a link to Wikipedia to learn more, which requires an Internet connection. Users can browse the list of birds alphabetically, or search for a specific bird by name. Birds Pro HD is a decent encyclopedia for the casual bird enthusiast. For a more comprehensive bird app, try the Audubon Society's Field Guide apps, which also include birdwatching tips and the ability to identify unknown birds by appearance.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the birds they see: What are their characteristics? How might those features serve them in their habitat?
Go bird watching in your neighborhood and see if you can use the app to identify birds and their songs.