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Description

Are you looking for a way to speed up your field notes so you can focus on actually looking at birds? Do you see birders using codes for birds on listservs and want to look them up? Do you want to enter your eBird checklists faster?

Alpha codes are four letter abbreviations assigned to bird species as a quick way to refer to them. These codes are commonly used in field notes to quickly record sightings and other situations where writing down the entire species name is impractical. This app allows you to search and learn the alpha codes created using the Pyle and DeSante (2003) system which defines alpha codes for all 2078 species recorded in the AOU (American Ornithologists’ Union) area. You can quickly search by either the birds name or by the alpha code.

 $0.99 in iOS App Store

Screenshots

Bird Codes screenshot 1Bird Codes screenshot 2Bird Codes screenshot 3

Version History

Launched Feb 10, 2012 (over 7 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 year, on average.

Sep 26
2017
(Current)
Version 2.2

Updated to work with iOS 11. Now with less blurriness on screens made this decade.

Sep 07
2012
Version 2.1

Version 2.1

Unified Search Bar
* Search for both a birds alpha code and common name from the same search bar, no need to switch back and forth.

UI Enhancements
* 168% as pretty as the old version for 2x as much fun as you learn.

Version 2.0

Speed enhancements!
* Search is blazing now, instant results as you type.

Jun 04
2012
Version 2.0.1

Bug fixes

May 26
2012
Version 2.0

Completely rebuilt natively to provide faster search results
New social options to easily share codes or email to yourself for reference

Mar 02
2012
Version 1.1

Search and speed optimizations

Feb 11
2012
Version 1.0

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