✓With these field guides we hope to present a systematic catalogue in new and dynamic ways.
✓The quality and depth of information has been a driving motivation for us. We are constantly aiming for more accuracy, more detail.
✓We hope these field guides will inform, educate and inspire people to get out there and discover the importance of preserving the flora and fauna of the region.
✓Key to these eBooks and apps is the ability to keep the information current. Things are changing rapidly in this region, new species splits (and mergers) are being added every year, not to mention elevation and distribution changes. It is vital that we be able to follow up on new information quickly.
✓Usability in the field is of course important. To this end we strove for simplicity. Being outdoors with extremes in lighting and a host of external stimuli can be a big hinderance to usability. Simple, big fat and obvious buttons with all the essential field info front and centre. We want the information there and available when we need it and out of the way when we don’t. Simpler is better when in the field.
✓Finally, this is a project that we are utterly passionate about and we can’t really stop. It is about the love of the birds of the region and a desire to help others understand their importance.