My Birds of Prey HD

Available in the App Store

My Birds of Prey HD is the perfect app for the avian lover. The player is able to learn about, collect, and feed a variety of birds and owls in five different habitats. The app contains educational content presented in a game format, making it fun as well as informative.

The app is set up with five different habitats, and the player plays games in order to earn birds to live in those environments, as well as to earn food to feed their feathered friends. In order to earn a new bird, the player can either play a quiz-style game in which they must match birds and facts, or control prey populations by choosing the bird that eats each animal as it appears on the screen. Once the player is successful at the game, the egg hatches and the players is able to drag it into the correct habitat.

As the player continues to earn birds, they will also need to feed the birds in their collection. Again, the player can choose between two game options in order to earn food. One game is a simple “Memory” game, in which the player flips cards and matches identical bird images. The other option is called “Flight Patterns”, but is similar to the carnival game in which three cups are moved around and you have to try and keep your eye on the one with the prize. In this case, there are three bird pictures, and one is hiding the food. The birds move around and the player has to keep track of the one with food in order to win.

My Birds of Prey has many great features. The images are wonderful photographs, real bird calls ring in the background, and the games that are educational are full of factual information. The app would appeal most to kids who are already interested in birds, but any child who enjoys animals and nature would find enjoyment in the knowledge this app has to offer. I do think there is room for improvement. Not all of the games are educational – the ones to earn food do not require any real learning in order to win. They do, however, make the game accessible for younger kids who might struggle with the bird facts. The fact quiz could be frustrating at first, as the player has no way of learning the knowledge beforehand. It is a “learn as you go” approach, requiring the player to guess until they figure out the answers. I would love to see a section that shows the birds and gives factual information about each. This would be an excellent reference as well as giving the player a chance to see the information before playing the game.

Parents should also be aware that there is an in-app purchase, allowing for the purchase of more birds once all the included options have been earned. Each additional bird costs $0.99.

Bottom Line

My Birds of Prey is an app that will be greatly enjoyed by kids who love birds, animals, and nature. It provides both entertainment and learning opportunites. NAMED A NEW & NOTEWORTHY APP & WHAT’s HOT BY APPLE. Featuring stunning high-res images that are ready for the Retina display of the new, third-generation iPad.

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From the creators of the award-winning app, My Bird World, here’s their newest learning game: My Birds of Prey!  Co-produced with Cornell Lab of Ornithology, this stunning collection of four different games has multiple levels of difficulty to challenge people of all ages. Play two games to win birds of prey and place them in different habitats. Then play two more games to win food for your birds! Each time you feed a bird, you’ll discover a new fact about it and hear its call. Learn over 400 raptor facts as you play.

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Rave reviews for the Five Ravens collection of bird learning apps:

“With these intriguing and fun challenges, learn about North American birds, including their songs, food choices, and habitats. The game is filled with fascinating facts, real bird calls, and great photos!”

– Nancy Trautman, Director of Education, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

“..was a unanimous vote of awesomeness by a group of students…all agreed that this app is the best they had played ever!”

– teacherwithapps.com

“ ..lush interactive bird learning app… the photographs are gorgeous and the bird songs are real…intuitive and you’ll learn fast.”

– bestkidsapps.com

“It’s great for children, but plenty of adults are getting hooked on it too.”

– The Miami Herald

“These are happy birds – and they want to help you learn!”

– Seattle Times

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Play four games in this one app:

• Memory – Play this favorite game in different ways: Find matching pairs of bird images or match birds with their calls, at varying levels of difficulty.

• Flight Patterns – Watch closely to track flying birds and find the raptor that has the prey. Levels of difficulty range from lazy soaring to speedy flight.

• Match Facts – Test your bird knowledge…or look for clues and make good guesses!

• Infestation Predation – Act fast to find the right bird to keep an Infestation of mice, lizards, snakes and other prey at bay!

Keep playing until you’ve won all the birds of prey in the game.

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Features:

Learn about hawks, eagles, owls, kites, condors and other birds of prey!

Collect the Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Snowy Owl, Osprey, Great Horned Owl, Golden Eagle, California Condor, and many more!

• Place your raptors in five beautiful habitats – field, cliff, river, woods, and marsh – and move them from one habitat to another to see where each bird likes to nest and hunt.

• The app includes 30 spectacular photographs of 15 species, seen flying and in close-up.

• Stunning bird calls are from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s world-famous Macaulay Library, the largest collection of natural sounds.

• The app’s four games teach a variety of learning skills: memory, reading, sound and visual pattern recognition, and bird identification.

This amazing, fully interactive app was co-produced by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the bird-loving educational team at Five Ravens, the digital division of Birdcage Press.

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