Bird watching with an iPod

Bird watching with an iPod

Here’s an interesting use of PDAs + iPods to become a better bird watcher… Makes sense if you can quickly cycle through a ton of photos and songs when you’re out in the field…

Birdwatchers have long headed into the woods with little more equipment than binoculars and a notebook. But when Laura Erickson sets out on a birding trip, she now brings along two digital cameras, a Palm device with a bird-species database and an iPod loaded with bird songs.

“I used to be a very low-tech person,” says Ms. Erickson, a 55-year-old ornithologist in Duluth, Minn. “It’s become such a high-tech kind of thing, with so many people carrying so much equipment now.” – [via] Link (subscribers) – and free link.


  • BirdJam – Bird Songs for your iPod – Link.
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology – Link.

2 thoughts on “Bird watching with an iPod

  1. Raphael Sobania says:

    Hello I’m an Ornithologist and Birdwatching guide on Southern Brazil and since I use this technology on my work I belive you will enjoy this video I made About “iPod Touch as a tool for Birdwatching”:

    I hope you enjoy!

    Best wishes

    Raphael Sobania

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