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The following is the complete article #1 in the January 2018 iBird WINGSPAN Newsletter about the new update to iBird. Please leave your thoughts, questions and comments here.

Besides compatibility with the iPhone X, this new expanded version of iBird has been updated with a new species: The Cassia Crossbill.  The absence of squirrels in Cassia County, Idaho has allowed a new species of crossbill to evolve. In addition, Thayer’s Gull has been lumped as a subspecies of the Iceland Gull. The Magnificent Hummingbird was split into Rivoli's Hummingbird and Talamanaca Hummingbird.  Only the Rivoli's has a range in North America.  Plus, there are over 100 small changes to family, order and species names. 

Upgraded Illustrations and Photos. In our continuing effort to improve our illustrations and photos, we have updated the following 32 species drawings with much improved composite illustrations: Ashy Storm-Petrel, Band-rumped Storm-Petrel, Bermuda Petrel, Black Storm-Petrel, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Bronzed Cowbird, Cassia Crossbill, Couch's Kingbird, Crescent-chested Warbler, Eskimo Curlew, Eurasian Coot, Glaucous Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Golden-winged Warbler, Gray-crowned Yellowthroat, Hairy Woodpecker, Harlequin Duck, Iceland Gull, Killdeer, Long-billed Dowitcher, Northern Waterthrush, Painted Redstart, Rufous-capped Warbler, Say's Phoebe, Sinaloa Wren, Slate-throated Redstart, Smith's Longspur, Swainson's Warbler, White-headed Woodpecker, Willow Ptarmigan, and Wrentit. You can see these in a matched list by selecting Search->Illustration Update->10.06. 

AOU Changes. There are 7 new AOU changes to Families: Sylviid Warblers (Sylviidae) changed to Old World Babblers (Timaliidae), Leaf Warblers (Phylloscopidae) changed to Bush Warblers, Tesias and Allies (Cettidae) and Grassbirds (Megaluridae) both changed to Grassbirds (Locustellidae), Cardinals and Piranga Tanagers (Cardinalidae) changed to Spindalises (Spindalidae), and Emberizids (Emberizidae) has a new family:  New World Sparrows and Towhees (Passerellida). Finally, the family Parulidae has changed to Icteriidae. Note, the family Icteriidae is monotypic, containing only a single species: the Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens). 

Owls of Mexico. This update includes Owls of Mexico. This is the first time we have extended the North America database to include new species from Mexico and Central America. In this collection, our favorite 16 Owls of Mexico and Central America are presented in the high-quality detail iBird is known for, including illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls, photos, ID and behavior data and much more. Take a look at the graphical onboard tutorial on the Purchase page for a visual presentation of a typical species account for this package. 

Time of Day Search. The new Time of Day search feature lets you filter birds by activity intervals for day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). Time of Day Notes, which provide additional information about a species’ behavior, are found on each species from a new Time of Day menu. The Time of Day feature is particularly useful for birders who are interested in night birding.  

Buy or Update iBird Pro in Apple Appstore: iBird Pro for Apple 

Buy or Update iBird Pro in Android PLAY store: iBird Pro for Android 

Learn more and leave comments on Facebook: iBird Pro 10.06 

To see all features of the new Apple iOS apps, go to the iTunes store by clicking on this button: See all iBird Apple Apps

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