We recently updated the full and basic versions of the Costa Rica Birds Field Guide app with some additional features. Whether you happen to be mildly interested in the birds of Costa Rica, or visit that beautiful country to get as many lifers as possible, we hope these new features will enhance your trip:
More images and sounds: As with other free updates, we have included more images and sounds to help with identification and provide more information about the avifauna of Costa Rica. Images for 853 species are now shown along with vocalizations for 623 species along with information and range maps for every species on the list. Several vocalizations have also been edited to include more calls and songs. Download this checklist to see which species have images and vocalizations on the full versions- Costa Rica Checklist For App 2016
Target birds: If you want to see certain species more than others and have an easy way to study those birds, touch the bullseye icon for those species,
Then, use the search filter to select “Target Birds”, and touch “Back”. This will show all of your target species. Those targets can also be additionally filtered by region, bird group, and any of the other search functions so you can only see the target birds for highland sites and so on.
Resident species or Migrants: The filter can now also be used to only show resident species if you just want to focus studies on those birds. Likewise, the filter can also be used to see which migrants occur in different regions.
Seen, Heard, and Un seen/heard: The filter also makes it easy to see which species have already been seen or heard, and which have yet to be seen or heard. Couple this with the target species filter to see which targets have been seen or are missing from your list.
Family descriptions: We also now include short family descriptions. Go to the search filter, put the wheel on a group, and see the description above.
Future updates will include images and sounds for more species, as well as the recent AOU changes that have split a few species in Costa Rica and changed a few names.
Enjoy your trip to Costa Rica and enhance it with this birding app!