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New England birds? There's an app for that

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  December 10, 2009 11:51 AM

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ducks.jpg   Green Mountain Digital, which has created national Audubon wildflower, tree, and mammal apps for iPhone and iPod, has launched its first regional app, Audubon Birds New England.

    Based on the National Audubon Society field guide, the new regional app covers more than 370 species of birds and includes hundreds of color photos, more than 1,000 bird sounds, and range maps for each species.

   While all that infomation is useful, many bird watchers will find the technological bell-and-whistles invaluable. There is a search function that will allow users to find species by ZIP code or state. Birders will also be able to create personalized life lists and post GPS-enabled bird sightings.

    The app is available in the reference section of Apple's iTunes store for $6.99.

  
      Photo of ducks in Rockport by Mark WIlson/Globe Staff

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