LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- With spring in full swing and summer looming, the animal activity in your yard is likely increasing. This week’s App of the Week can help you learn more about the birds buzzing around your house.
Whether you are an experienced birder or just curious about the birds around you, the iBird app can help you identify and learn about native and rare species of North American and Hawai'ian birds.
Users can use the “Birds Around Me” option to narrow their search to birds within a chosen radius of their GPS position, use the “Time of Day” option to search birds based on whether they are active during daytime, dawn and dusk, or nighttime, identify birds by shape, color, flight pattern, and more, or simply type in the name of a bird they want to learn more about.
Once you’ve identified your bird, use the app to learn about their evolutionary history, habitat, migration pattern, sounds and more. The iBird app offers both photographs and illustrations so you’ll be sure to get a full picture of the species.
The free version of the iBird app contains 53 species of birds, but a complete database of North American and Hawai'ian birds is available through paid upgrades.
So, whether you’re an experienced birder or just want to learn more about the birds in your yard, check out the iBird app today.