Characteristics of this MP3-CD:
- 320 bird species of Western Europe
- 630 stereo recordings
- 320 photographs
- 307 distribution maps
- 320 discriptions of the birds
- with extra information where and when each recording was made
- 7 hours of birdsounds
- uses 500 MB on an MP3-player
The First Complete Multimedia Fieldguide for Birds with a full description, pictures, distribution maps and sounds of 320 birds occurring in Western Europe.
This MP3 Field guide can be played on any PC and Mac but can also be used on MP3-players like the iPhone and iPod Touch.
The core of the field guide is a comprehensive sound-collection of birds found in Western Europe, around which additional information is brought together, such as pictures, distribution maps and additional text. These appear automatically when selecting the audio file.
For each species typically two MP3 audio files are available:
The first file of the species contains:
- Sound of the species (typically the song or the most common sound in non-passerines)
- Picture of the species
- Description of the plumage of the species
- Details about the sound and the picture
The second file of the species contains:
- Sound of the species (typically the call, or another vocalization in non-passerines)
- Distribution map of the species
- Description of the distribution in Western Europe
- Details about the sound
A very large proportion of the sounds are recorded in Western Europe. They are almost all in stereo and of excellent quality. The collection is further completed with recordings from outside the region, typically for species that are less vocal over here.
Also the pictures are largely taken in Western Europe, and just like the sounds, we aimed for excellent quality, by including pictures from professional bird photographers like Rudi Debruyne.
In this way, the field guide lets you hear and see what can really be observed in our region, and with the best possible quality !
The recordings are by Peter Boesman.
For the first time in many years (during 2007/8/9) new recordings were made in Holland and Belgium by using state of the art modern equipment.
The recordings are all made with Telinga Parabole Microphones, everything is recorded in stereo, and Peter used digital recording equipment.
The photographs, all made by professional bird photographers, were specially selected for the use on MP3-players like the iPod Touch and iPhone. All pictures are clear and crisp.
The distribution maps covering the distribution of every species through whole Europe were made by Leila Kurbage, who is a professional computer designer of maps.
The text was specially written by Peter Boesman.
This product is in the English language.
This MP3 Fieldguide can be played on any PC and Mac but can also be used on MP3-players like the iPhone and iPod. Works well on the iPad with OS4, but not as well on OS5.
"The field guide is just as advertised, and does everything I could have hoped for. I'm eager to try it out on my trip to the Czech Republic next month." - John, satisfied customer