The BirdGenie™ App is Now Available to Download

Princeton University Press is pleased to announce that the BirdGenie™ app is now available for download in the iTunes and Android App Store*. This breakthrough app helps anyone with an Apple® or Android® smartphone or tablet accurately identify birds —all with the tap of a button! The app’s highly developed sound identification ability and expert matching system enable bird enthusiasts to achieve an accuracy unheard of in the birding field. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the birds around them.

BirdGenie™ includes up to two hundred vocalization types for one hundred species: literally all of the birds likely to be encountered in a backyard or local park, or on a hike, in North America at any time of the year. Beyond specifying a bird species, BirdGenie™ provides sample songs and spectrograms to compare with your own recording and to guarantee a confident match. The app also includes pictures of all plumages, information about habitat and behavior, and links to further reading. It even has 3-D models for some of the species so you can match different views of a bird. You can share your recordings, photos, and matches with friends and other users, and if you’re so inclined, you can anonymously share recordings to a scientific database to help researchers learn about birdsong variations. No internet connection is required for anything but sharing, making the program accessible everywhere.

You can also sign up for email updates from BirdGenie™ on the Princeton University Press website.

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*Technical Specifications:

  • Requires iOS 10 or later. Compatible with all iPhones after iPhone 6 including 7,8,X and iPad, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch.
  • Requires Android 5.0 and above. Compatible with most common Android phones and tablets.

BirdGenie™ is a trademark of Princeton University Press.