Hot deals on the Audubon Birds app!

Who doesn’t love bargains? And if you’re a birder embracing the future of field guides, you want the best selection of bird ID apps that you can get. Well, hold onto your Tilleys: In honor of John James Audubon’s 227th birthday (he doesn’t look a day over 190), you can download the Audubon Birds app from iTunes (for iThings) or Google Play (for Android phones and tablets) for just $0.99!

But wait! It gets even better! If you’ve got the 7″ Kindle Fire with full-color multi-touch display and Wi-Fi, go to and download the Audubon Birds app for FREE!! If you don’t yet have the Kindle Fire, using this link to purchase one will benefit the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory. Then you can download your free Audubon Birds app!

Deals this good won’t last forever – get your app NOW.

Installation note: This is a large app that may take some time to download. Once the initial download is complete, you’ll need to open the app with a Wi-Fi connection and allow it to complete the process by downloading all the species accounts. Trust me—it’s worth the wait.

In the interests of full disclosure: My husband Tom Wood and I supplied text for the Ultimate Texas Nature Guide app and cover the Southwest beat for the Audubon Guide blog.

Search of the Week: “are hummingbirds poisonous?”


Small animals that are poisonous or venomous often sport bright colors to warn away predators. This doesn’t apply to hummingbirds.

No. Where it’s legal to do so (not in the U.S., where they’re protected by federal law), you could eat as many hummingbirds as you want without suffering any ill effects.

What’s that? Oh, you meant venomous. No, they’re not venomous, either. If they were, I’d know, because I’ve handled thousands of ’em.