The National Audubon Society puts out a variety of apps and field guides to make identifying local (or not-so-local) species easy and fun. The "Audubon Owls - A Field Guide to North American Owls" app is no exception, and it’s heavy on the fun.
Inside this app you can either browse all North American owls by their common name or search using any combination of identifiers such as color, habitat, locomotion, region, size, sound or shape to find the specific owl you're looking for. Do you know the location and habitat of the owl but nothing else? Just use those search terms and you might be able to identify the owl in your area with the sound clips! Each species of owl has it's own distinct sound that makes it easy to pick out from the others.
Test your owl “knOWLedge” in the "Owl Fun" tab. The quizzes are based on the information in the app and can be very educational and helpful in trying to memorize owl species. If puzzles are more your thing, be sure to play the photo puzzle!
There are also some great, educational short videos about the owls of North America where you can watch them in flight.
The Audubon Owls app is free for iPhone, and can be downloaded HERE. If you're looking for an all-inclusive bird-watchers app, the Audubon Birds of North America app is available for iPhone for $4.99 and can be downloaded HERE.
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