When life gets you down or work becomes a drudge, a hobby allows you to turn the page and gain perspective. A change of scenery or focus can give your weary psyche a spiritual shot in the arm. Providing a welcome distraction from everyday tedium, a favorite pastime can be a godsend.
So it is with birding.
Nurturing the soul, it awakens so many senses - sight, sound, smell, perhaps even touch. As the outdoors beckons, it’s easy to forget about your to-do list and focus on your life list instead. For birding enthusiasts, searching for that elusive bird takes focus and determination but also brings great joy.
With the Peterson Birds app, we and the folks at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, have taken this search to a whole new level!
Available for both iOS and Android devices, Peterson Birds puts comprehensive descriptions, full-color illustrations, bird songs, and range maps for over 800 species of North American birds right at your fingertips. With this app in your pocket, identifying and comparing birds, and even sharing your findings with friends, has never been easier.
Combining technological innovation with critical content, Peterson Birds is a must-have tool for birders of all ages and from all walks of life. Boasting an all new, easy-to-use user interface, it’s a cinch to compare similar species by sight, song, and range from one screen.
With more detail than any other mobile bird guide, the app includes information from 8 Peterson Field Guide books, including the best-selling guide to birds in print - Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America. It even syncs up with the web-based Cornell University eBird.org database so you can keep track of what’s happening in your neighborhood.
It’s a birder’s dream come true!