Tag Archives: Nature

BirdsEye Nature Apps – Dragonfly ID app for iOS

Here’s the press release for BirdsEye Nature Apps‘ recently released Dragonfly ID app for iOS.

Credit: BirdsEye Nature Apps, 2015.

Credit: BirdsEye Nature Apps, 2015.

We are excited to release a brand new app, targeting another charasmatic group of flying species.

  • Available today for iOS devices – FREE!
  • The power of BirdsEye and OdonataCentral for dragonflies and damselflies
  • Species list for with abundance charts for anywhere in North America
  • Smart Search to quickly ID by color, size, and habitat
  • View sightings and sync your lists from OdonataCentral
  • Stunning photos contributed by users
  • Text is still somewhat limited; If you are seriously interested in identifying dragonflies you will also need a good field guide. If you would like to help other users by writing text for a few species in your area, we and they would welcome your contribution!

Dragonfly ID is a collaboration between BirdsEye, OdonataCentral and the Xerces Society with special thanks to the membership of the Dragonfly Society of the Americas and the users of OdonataCentral, the Migratory Dragonfly Partnership, and Pondwatch for their contributions.

We are thankful for the generous contributions of several individuals who wish to remain anonymous. A special thanks is also due to the dozens of people who have made this project a reality through app design, beta testing, pre purchasing and photo and text contributions. We would especially like to thank John Abbott, Celeste Mazzacano, Dennis Paulson, Marion Dobbs, Alison Sheehey, John Garrett, Mike Moore, Dan Tallman, David Hollie, Kristy Baker, Jenna McDermott, Andrew Theus, and many more. Each of these individuals has gone out of their way to make this project a success, from submitting photos, providing feedback during beta testing, and more.

Download for iOS.

Work has begun on the Android version and we hope to be beta testing within the next month. We invite you to help support the Android version by donating. Those who donate will be able to participate in beta testing before public release and will be the first to receive the app when it is launched. If we receive enough support we hope to be able to make the Android version available for free as well.

We are also seeking donations to support ongoing improvements to the iOS version. If you share our passion for birds, odes, citizen science and learning about the natural world, please consider helping us make these apps better!

Prepurchase for Android

Phone Skope – Spotting Scope Giveaway!

The good folks at Phone Skope and VIPOoptics.com are sponsoring a giveaway where you can win a Vortex Nomad Spotting Scope and a Phone Skope digiscoping setup! Click the photo below to enter!

The contest ends in a week, so sign up today!

The Great Backyard Bird Count Starts Today!

The Great Backyard Bird Count Starts Today! The GBBC is GLOBAL this year and is hooked up with eBird. Where are you birding this weekend? Let us know in the comments and make sure to submit your sightings to eBird or the GBBC site!


Skywatch Friday

Wordless Wednesday

Red-tailed Hawk 10-9-2011.

Sneak Peek – The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors

Here’s another preview from The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors by Richard Crossley, Jerry Liguori, and Brian L. Sullivan that is set to release in April 2013. For more on this plate check out Jessica Pellien’s post at the PUP Blog!

Make sure to check out the Princeton University Press Blog for more updates as we get closer to the release date! Also, check them out on Facebook! Here’s a link to The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds as well!

*Used with permission from Princeton University Press

Hummingbird Feeding Video from Bird Photo Booth!

Check out this cool video taken while using a Bird Photo Booth/GoPro set up. Make sure to check out the Bird Photo Booth Kickstarter project!