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Audubon Mammals: A Field Guide to North American Mammals
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Audubon Mammals: A Field Guide to North American Mammals

by NatureShare
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Price: $3.99
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What's new in version 2.7.1
  • Added camera support

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004R7C0QY
  • Original Release Date: March 15, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,421 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • High-quality, professional color photographs detailing each species with extraordinary clarity
  • In-depth descriptions of each species, with extensive material about every species and family
  • Range maps detailing most species locations in North America
  • Rich, detailed descriptions of every species, all accessed by fast and easy navigation
  • Universal Dashboard allows navigation between species data, personalized life lists and sightings, search functions, and more

Product Description
Audubon Mammals
Tracks and sounds from hundreds of animals

Identify North American mammals with quality photos, mammal sounds, sketches of scat and tracks, range maps, descriptions, and more. Audubon Mammals is your essential guide to identifying common and rare species of mammals in your backyard, local neighborhood, or in the field throughout the U.S. and Canada. Great for seasoned and amateur bird watchers and photographers, Audubon Guides for Android places nature at your fingertips--no bulky books or Internet required.

Note: This application is not compatible with Honeycomb (large tablets).

Audubon Mammals
Multiple images of your favorite mammals
See Where They're Roaming

Browse by first name, last name, and scientific name of every species, by family, or by species shape and type. Search by multiple advanced variables including size, shape and color, and zip code for localized identification. Create your own life lists, sightings, and photo albums, and record your own field experiences. Track a species using GPS, take a picture of it with the camera, take notes, and save to the app for records of your nature adventures.

Advanced search functions allow you to search mammals by shape, color, habitat, region, size, and much more. This comprehensive mobile field guide app contains the most up-to-date range maps for 240 different species.

Special features include:

• Conservation status plus range maps with color key

• Multiple images of each species in their natural habitat from professional photographers

• Ability to enlarge each image to see incredible detail

•, the first online field guide community, allows you to interact, post and share sightings, photos, tips, opinions, and more

• Personal sightings tracker and life list

Audubon Mammals
State-of-the-art search functions
Built for Beginners and Advanced Field Naturalists
Explore the World of Mammals with the Experts

Audubon Mammals: A Field Guide to North American Mammals includes 283 species and contains the most complete species descriptions, including the most recent endangered mammals listing, with extensive details on behavior, habitat, life history, mammal family information, and similar species. All Audubon guides feature professional color photographs, in-depth descriptions of each species, fast and easy navigation, state-of-the-art search functions, real time availability, life lists, sightings, and photo albums. All apps are created in affiliation with the National Audubon Society.

Synch It and Share It

• Optional Species Synchronization: Enable the synchronization feature to receive updates to your app in real time. Every time a species, photo, or any other information enriches our database, your app will be updated accordingly.

• Optional Content Synchronization: Enable synchronization to upload your user content, including life lists, sightings, and photos to, and share your findings with friends.

Technical Details

  • Size: 19.7MB
  • Version: 2.7.1
  • Developed By: NatureShare
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Access location information
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • One or more permissions that have no effect because they are no longer supported in Android.
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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Revision: I try to be as objective as I can with my reviews, and I think in this instance I may have been a little unfair in initially giving it 3 stars. The photos of the app in the description do not look the same as they do when on my Kindle Fire. I keep forgetting that these apps came out for Android phones (or just phones) to start with, and "space" is at a premium. The following comments remain because, at the very least, Green Mountain Digital should have had a disclaimer about the difference between Kindle and phone.


I would expect anything with "Audubon's" name on it to be the tops in nature guides, but I've been sorely disappointed with Mammals and Birds. (Even the print guide versions could use some help, but not as much as their Apps.)

Some information is faulty or incomplete. Now, I'm not a zoologist. I'm just a guy whose been into taking nature photos since I was a kid. But it shouldn't be that hard to figure of what kind of deer or muskrat I just captured on my camera. Yet, the Black-tailed deer is lumped together with the Mule Deer and the latter is a fairly local subspecies. There is no cross-reference either. And the "Common Muskrat" which I see weekly, supposedly doesn't live here.

Finally, unlike iBirds Pro2 (my "model" for all apps) which makes navigation a breeze and is very complete - navigating Audubon Mammals makes you go back (always back) from one screen to another, and that sometimes means starting all over again. No alphabetical index. Instead, you may have to scroll through the mammals from A to Z before finding that whatever it is you saw is either not listed, under a different name,or doesn't exist.

Come on Audubon, you can do better.

There IS sufficient info for 3 stars, but it should be better.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Their names are called, they raise a paw May 12, 2012
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I received Audubon Birds as Free App of the Day, which lead me to buying the Flower, Tree and Butterfly Guides as well, and all of these were great, so I decided to go ahead and round out my collection with the remaining Audubon Guide apps while there were still on sale.

Mammals is the smallest of the Audubon apps, with a mere 283 entries. Downloading the entire database is only 59 MB, so unless you don't have an SD card or are critically low on space, it's well worth the download. (If you don't download the database, you will consume bandwidth every time you use the app, which could be a problem if you have a limited data plan.)

This is also the easiest to use of the Audubon apps. While a novice might have no clue where to even begin with mushrooms or butterflies, most people know at least what general sort of mammal they are looking at (e.g., that's a bear, that's a squirrel, that's a raccoon, etc).

The app has an advanced search function, but it has only 5 parameters: shape, habitat, region, color and size. This is fine for most of the smaller families, but woefully inadequate for the large families of Rodentia or Lagomorpha.

This app lumps the pikas in with voles, lemmings and pocket gophers, even though they are more closely related to rabbits. That is because their appearance is more vole-like than rabbit-like.

Some of the animals have sound files, but a great many do not. The app could also use more photos of animals in the larger families, as it can be difficult to tell the difference between various rabbits, for instance, based on a single photo.

Many of the entries have drawings of droppings, nests, paw or hoof prints, and various other identifying signs, a feature not found in any of the other Audubon Guide apps.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars very disappointed February 3, 2012
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I don't understand how the app could be available for a Fire and not have any disclaimers about how much it leaves out or doesn't work.

So far for Alaska it does not have the red-backed vole, the yellow-cheeked vole OR EVEN MUSK OX!!!! Sheesh :-(. I've never been a fan of Audubon's paper books but hadn't seen any in many years and was hopeful for this. I feel robbed and I paid the $9 price (it's now listed at half). UGH.

As the previous reviewer stated, the navigation is terrible as well. The iBird Pro is AWESOME, I wish those folks would put out other books ;-).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better February 29, 2012
By Rayfasa
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Adequate field manual, nice pictures, detailed information. I bought this more as a teaching aid for my kids(3+ 4). many entries have no audio clips and there aren't any videos either. Needless to say it doesn't keep their attention or mine for very long. Sorry, just expected more.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing app! December 25, 2011
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I am currently a Zoology major and this app is pretty much my 400+ page textbook condensed onto my android. It has pictures, tracks, calls, etc! I would recommend it to anybody that is interested in Mammals in North America (especially for those taking courses related to it: Mammalogy, etc. (This app has reviews on the android market but lacks any here on Amazon, so I figured it was about time!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Audubon Mammals March 20, 2013
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Although I like the Audubon products and I have purchased several, this particular one seemed rushed and not as informative as the others. It appears to be under development and much of the reason for my purchase was missing such as specific sounds. I understand it takes time, but I hope in the future updates, they update the program mechanics and the content. This is not a thing you can decide in the time they ask you to confirm your intent to purchase.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Electronic Field Guide for North American Mammals
"Audubon Mammals: A Field Guide to North American Mammals" is a well-done electronic application for the Kindle Fire and similar Android platforms. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bruce William Hurley
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Fantastic useful app. Only thing I dislike is the lack of pictures and audio files. Great picture quality. Decent description on each animal. Organized and neat. Awesome features.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very useful Audubon Guide
I had these apps in my iPod touch so added them to my Galaxy S4 as it has a much larger screen.
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Excelent
I was looking for a guide book that showed mammal tracks for identification, this guide is exactly what I needed. It is my 3rd Audubon guide and I will probably get more. Ed J
Published 8 months ago by Edward J. Juras
4.0 out of 5 stars Good field guide, but . . .
This is a very nicely compiled field guide, though certainly not exhaustive. Am hoping that NatureShare will revise and update as they gleam more details. Read more
Published 9 months ago by dfheaton
5.0 out of 5 stars great apps!
If you spend alot of time outside ,or want to, these are the apps for you. I liked them so much I tried to spread the word! Read more
Published 10 months ago by F. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Guide
I have enjoyed all of the field guides and have all of them on my phone and my Kindle. I have looked up several as I have spotted them and was able to be sure what I had seen.
Published 10 months ago by S. Stockton
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice.
Nice, as are most of the Audubon apps. I like them all, but mostly use the wild flower one. Mostly cause I'm getting too old to travel any more.
Published 10 months ago by Patricia A. Grigg
5.0 out of 5 stars Refer to it often.
I like to keep track of the creatures that are in my backyard or in the wildlife sanctuary behind my property
Published 10 months ago by cruisequeen
5.0 out of 5 stars Have just begun to log our sightings.
Audubon is always a good choice. This is a good fit for the HP Touch converted android. Glad I bought it.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
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