App of the Week: BirdTunes

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Description

BirdTunes provides bird enthusiasts with rapid, uncluttered access to a comprehensive collection of North American bird songs and calls. The BirdTunes sound collection offers:

  • Encyclopedic coverage, including over 2400 tracks for 674 species—over 10 hours of high fidelity sound.
  • Emphasis on the sound repertoire of each species—including not just the primary song or call for many species, but also lesser-known songs and calls.
  • Recordings drawn from the collections of prominent field recordists including Lang Elliott, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart, Bob McGuire, Ted Mack, and Wil Hershberger.

The BirdTunes application also offers:

  • An attractive waveform display that shows progress as the current track plays.
  • Four playback modes, including modes for playing or repeating either a single track or all of the tracks for a species.
  • A gorgeous photo of each species, from the collections of well-known bird photographers including Brian Small, Lang Elliott, Mike Danzenbaker, and Marie Read.
  • A search facility that lets you rapidly find a species by any part or parts of its name.
  • A customizable list of favorite species for quick access.
  • A list of the twenty most recently accessed species.

If you use BirdTunes in the field, please do so responsibly. We recommend the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics (http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html), particularly section 1(b), for guidance.

BirdTunes was created by Harold Mills and Lang Elliott.

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