THE WARBLER GUIDE: BOOK OR EASY ID IN NEW APP
In 2013 Princeton University published a well-received – indeed award-winning – guide to North American warblers. Its relevance to the Northern Bahamas is that all 37 species of warbler recorded for Abaco are found on its pages. Plus, you can use it in North America as a bonus! Details of the book are given below.
As a follow-up project, Princeton has now produced a Warbler Guide App that looks quite impressive at a glance. It’s not cheap, at £9.99 or dollar equivalent, but with bird apps you generally get what you pay for. Included are song/call IDs for a start, which takes the App a long way beyond mere visual recognition. And the illustrations are from several angles, taking account of the fact that you may not get an ideal broadside view of a bird in the field. Below are a few sample images.
To go straight to the App on iTunes CLICK HERE
THE WARBLER GUIDE IN BOOK FORM
(Amazon listing details March 2015)
The Warbler Guide revolutionizes birdwatching, making warbler identification easier than ever before. For more information, please see the author videos on the Princeton University Press website.
- Covers all 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada
- Visual quick finders help you identify warblers from any angle
- Song and call finders make identification easy using a few simple questions
- Uses sonograms to teach a new system of song identification that makes it easier to understand and hear differences between similar species
- Detailed species accounts show multiple views with diagnostic points, direct comparisons of plumage and vocalizations with similar species, and complete aging and sexing descriptions
- New aids to identification include song mnemonics and icons for undertail pattern, color impression, habitat, and behavior
- Includes field exercises, flight shots, general identification strategies, and quizzes
- A complete, page-by-page audio companion to all of the 1,000-plus songs and calls covered by the book is available for purchase and download from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library by using the link at http://www.TheWarblerGuide.com
- Winner of a 2014 National Outdoor Book Award in Nature Guidebooks
- Second Place for the 2013 BB/BTO Best Bird Book of the Year, British Birds and the British Trust for Ornithology
- Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in Single Volume Reference/Science, Association of American Publishers
Comprehensive ID charts from all angles of North American warblers, on which most if not all Abaco’s species are shown. Below is a grab of the ‘Facial ID’ page as an illustration. π Cornell Lab of Ornithology
An excellent resource for helping to tell which SANDPIPER is which. They all go ‘peep’ but which species are they in fact? Find out here.
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