The authors of The Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, published by Princeton University Press, have made an iPhone/iPod touch application available for download for $9.95 from the iTunes store. The app has artwork, text and sound files for 58 of the 300 species found on this Caribbean island. All proceeds from the app will go to Partners in Health and to Habitat to Humanity in relief of the devastating earthquakes that wreaked havoc in January.
The idea was the brainchild of Kent McFarland, one of the seven authors of the field guide and a research scientist at the Vermont Center for the Ecosciences in Woodstock, VT. The artwork was provided by the Princeton University Press and the vocalizations were provided by the McCaulay Laboratory of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.