Rare Bird Alerts come to Android!

Finding rare birds in your area is one of the most exciting aspects of birding. Now, with the BirdsEye Rare Bird Alerts, you can have your own portal to notable birds being seen nearby (anywhere in the world) as well as the rarest birds being reported across North America. If the update hasn’t automatically downloaded to your device yet, it should be available for you to download in the next couple days.

NOTABLES
Rare Bird Alerts shows you notable birds being seen nearby (up to 250 miles away from your current location if you are a member). These sightings are flagged by eBird as out of range, or out of season. Each alert also has a direct link to the eBird checklist to see comments and photos that the observer included in the checklist. 

ABA RARITIES
Additionally with a membership, BirdsEye provides all the true rarities being seen through out the ABA region*. This includes recent species like Sinaloa Wren in Arizona, Slaty-backed Gull in Washington, and Common Snipe in Newfoundland.

There are still a few differences between the Android and iPhone versions of BirdsEye. We’re trying really hard to make sure the same great features are in both versions. We’ve made a major step in that direction with the addition of the Rare Bird Alerts. Look for more to come.

*The ABA (American Birding Association) area covers most of North America north of Mexico. The BirdsEye ABA Rare feature includes species with ABA codes 3, 4 and 5.

 

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BirdsEye for Dragonflies and Butterflies

Help us build the next BirdsEye Apps

Like many birders, we are interested in more than just birds.  We think the functionality in BirdsEye would be fantastic for other flying creatures like dragonflies and butterflies, and we would like to support the outreach efforts of some outstanding citizen science projects.  We are working hard on developing new apps that will help you find butterflies, dragonflies & damselflies in your area, just like BirdsEye currently helps you find birds. If you would like to support this effort, we could use your help by making a donation, contributing your time or pre-purchasing one of the apps.

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New Photo Site in beta!

birdseye.photo launches today

We just launched a brand new photography site to compliment BirdsEye, to showcase our many excellent photographers, and to make it easier to contribute your own photos to the BirdsEye project.

You can explore the entire collection of photos, searching by region or photographer. Once you have created a free account, you will be able to submit your own photos, browse all the fantastic photos submitted for any species, vote on your favorites, and let us know if there are any identification errors.

If you have already contributed photos, we can associate your photos to your account once you have created your account on the new site. Just let us know at photos@birdsinthehand.com and we will get you set up.

Remember, you can contribute a high quality bird image to get a free BirdsEye membership to any region, for you or a friend.

We hope you enjoy this early look at the new photo site!