Not sure if you've heard this, but there's now a Bird Watcher's Digest app available for mobile devices, digital readers, and digi-things with an "i" and a "pad" in their name.
The BWD app is free to download and this gets you a preview of the content in the current issue. If you are a subscriber to the printed edition of BWD (and bless you if you are!) you can get free access to every issue during your subscription on whichever digital platform you prefer, simply by providing your e-mail address.
When I say "whichever digital platform you prefer" I mean that you have choices.
1.) Read eBWD on your desktop computer or laptop
2.) Read BWD via the BWD app on your Apple-based mobile device: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.
3.) Read BWD via the BWD app on your Android-based mobile device.
Links to the two platforms of the BWD app are here.
If you're not a subscriber to Bird Watcher's Digest (and why the heck AREN'T you?) you can subscribe here, or you can purchase an in-app subscription, which gives you app-only access for just $4.99/year. A single issue of BWD via in-app purchase is just $0.99.
So now you can take Bird Watcher's Digest with you wherever you go!
And in the digital versions you can enjoy cool stuff like:
• listening to bird calls/songs/sounds
• enjoy audio recordings of authors reading their columns
• watch video clips of key bird species featured in each issue
• click on any link or blue-highlighted text and go directly to related pages/sites on the Internet
It's amazing to think back to when we started BWD in our living room in 1978—and to see how much has changed in the 33 years since. Lucky for all of us there are still birds to watch and friends to go birding with. And now BWD can go along with you, in printed or digital form!
If you get the BWD app, this is the icon you will see on your device:
If you're feeling seriously high-tech, and your smart phone has a QR code reader, scan this QR code and you'll be magically transported to our BWD app page!
We've had thousands of readers from all over the world download the BWD app just since late November 2011. We hope you'll join us soon!