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New "Birds of Mauritius" smartphone app!

Date posted: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (BirdLife Partner) has released a birding app for their country's spectacular species. 

This field guide can also be used to record and upload sightings - and it's free!

© Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

Mauritius is home to some of the world’s rarest bird species. The Mauritius Kestrel Falco punctatus (Endangered) was once considered to be the world's rarest bird, and Echo Parakeet Psittacula eques (Endangered) and Pink Pigeon Nesoenas mayeri (Vulnerable) numbers reached a low point of perhaps ten to twenty individuals in the mid- 1980s.  Although such rare birds provide a major attraction to bird lovers worldwide, there are many more birds to see in Mauritius, including migrant shorebirds, breeding seabirds and land birds including several introduced species.

We are pleased to inform you that information about all the birds of Mauritius and its associated islands can now be found in a new smartphone App.

The App is an asset of the African Bird Club and is free to download from both the Google Play Store and Apple iStore. Go to the store and search on Birds of Mauritius and follow the installation guidelines. It has been tested on a variety of Android devices including Samsung Galaxy S7, S8 and A8, and Tablet A6, and Apple / IOS devices including iPad, iPhones 5S, SE and 6S. Read the full story here.

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