BirdLog North America

BirdLog North America

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★ ★ BirdLog is the only Android app for recording and submitting your bird sightings directly into eBird while in the field! ★ ★

Forget about notebooks, pencils and sitting at your computer. Transform your bird sightings into eBird submissions to build your own lists while sharing your sightings and supporting conservation.

You’ll enter more lists with BirdLog and enter them more accurately. It is easy to tally birds as you go—and thus counting them more accurately, automatically capturing the time and duration, and using the device’s GPS and map interface for greater precision of locations.

BirdLog was developed by active eBird users as a power app for submitting data into eBird. If you are not already familiar with eBird, we recommend that you visit and register before using BirdLog the first time.

Here's what some birders are saying about BirdLog, the only app for directly submitting sightings into eBird from the field:

★ “BirdLog will fundamentally change the way we go birding,” Chris Wood, eBird Project Leader.

★ “I enter more checklists simply because it’s so easy, and still have more free time at home. I’ve waited for in-the-field data entry for years,” Marshall Iliff, eBird Project Manager.

★ “The ability to record real-time bird observations in the field and have them flow directly into the eBird database has huge implications, not just for birders and eBird, but for citizen-science in general,” Brian Sullivan, eBird Project Manager.

★ “BirdLog is stunning in its simplicity and efficiency. I now enter my almost daily observations in the field with greater accuracy in time, date, and numbers,” Ohio eBirder.

BirdsEye BirdLog is the exclusive mobile data entry app for eBird that allows you to:

✔ Plot the exact location of your sightings using your phone's GPS

✔ Create new personal locations or choose an existing hotspot or personal location for your checklist

✔ Create checklists even when there is no cell coverage to later submission to eBird

✔ Enter birds quickly and easily as you see them using bird codes or full names

✔ Scroll and review your checklist before submitting it

Our company is committed to birds, the birding community and bird conservation. Every BirdLog purchase you make directly supports the eBird project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We think they’re worth it—now and for the future of birds and their habitats.

This version includes the US (including Hawaii) and Canada. Our world version, called BirdLog Worldwide is available for birders who want world coverage. The advantage of the regional versions compared to the world version is that the lists are smaller and slightly faster because they do not need to juggle the full worldwide taxonomy, and because they offer a much shorter default list for use when creating a checklist offline.

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Recently changed in this version

What's new in version 1.9.3:

* Added one tap incrementing feature. Just tap on the left side of the screen to add to the count for that species.
* Fixed issue where saved checklists were being submitted as personal locations rather than the selected hotspots.
* Fixed issue where changing locations after starting a checklist didn't get always get passed to eBird
* Various other bug fixes and improvements.

We would appreciate your feedback on this new version!

Comments and ratings for BirdLog North America
  • (67 stars)

    by Michael Alexander on 03/04/2014

    This app does what it claims, is very handy, and overall pretty stable on my Note III. Would be 5 star worthy if it didn't crash at all, but luckily it saves my info when it does.

  • (67 stars)

    by Ryan Munes on 31/03/2014

    Using moto x, takes long time to start at it has to look for updates, a real challenge when service is not available. Will take up to 5 min to get to main menu, sometimes it never even gets to menu, just have to close program. Why does it need to look fo

  • (67 stars)

    by Sara Busch on 23/03/2014

    Working wonderfully on samsung galaxy S4. Easy and fun to keep track of different birds found in different locations.

  • (67 stars)

    by David Yeamans on 17/03/2014

    I can no longer see my draft list of species. Won't save drafts if I go out of service area. Cannot delete a mistaken species entry. "Unfortunately" stops when I turn off the screen.

  • (67 stars)

    by Brad Walker on 16/03/2014

    Using a Samsung Galaxy S4, I've found that the most recent update causes the app to freeze and crash every time it is opened for the first time. This causes a delay of at least a minute when trying to start new checklists. Also has periodically frozen du

  • (67 stars)

    by Heidi Ware on 15/03/2014

    Continually crashes after last update. Won't find my location on the map anymore (have to use preexisting locations). Used to be great but right now this app sucks!

  • (67 stars)

    by Marc Arndt on 08/03/2014

    Great for logging when I'm not at home or don't feel like sitting at the computer.