Created by BirdWING (Birdwatching in Northern Greece) a non-profit organisation raising awareness of birds in Northern Greece, this app is for all people with an interest in birds and birdwatching in Greece. The BirdWING app contains a quiz about Greek birds, photos and videos, information about the best sites including maps and related weather data. News from BirdWING and social media links allows the user to keep current with conservation projects and latest bird sightings.
Quiz: Available fully offline this flashcard style quiz is designed to aid users in improving their familiarity with the birds of Greece. Birds are described in English, Greek and using their scientific name. Test your knowledge of Greek birds and learn more about their diets, habitats, nesting habits and status in Greece. Select or choose to filter birds to focus on a specific set to learn more about them.
Gallery: A photo gallery of birds are grouped into Migrating birds, Water birds, Passerines (Perching birds), Nocturnal birds, Songbirds and Birds of prey. The gallery section of the app also includes videos taken in different locations in Greece.
Locations: Information is given on the top birdwatching sites in Northern Greece - Amvrakikos, Evros Delta, Dadia forest, Lake Kerkini, Prespa lakes, Thessaloniki, and Porto Lagos. This can be accessed via a map or the location name. A detailed description of each location provides information about the types of birds found there throughout the year.
The News section of the BirdWING app is the handiest way to keep up with current conservation projects, the latest bird sightings, bird habitat restoration work, and other efforts by BirdWING and its members. Supporters of BirdWING from around the world can now have this information at their fingertips.
Initially fifty-two birds are included in the app with plans in 2015 to increase this number.
The News, Social Media, Weather, and Video sections require an internet connection. The BirdWING app is best viewed on a smartphone and currently supports Greek and English.