A free app for your iPhone or Android system that lists and describes the birds of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area complete with maps of locations to visit to see those birds.


What a great idea. Wish it was mine. 


Nope. It’s just been released by the City of Denver, working with a Colorado technology company for development. It's a perfect app for beginners who want to know what they might see and where. Actually, it would work for all of us. There’s always a new place to visit.


According to the on-line newsletter “The Birding Wire” (birdingwire.com), the app contains detail on dozens of locally present bird species -- descriptive text, photos, and maps. 


OK, somebody do something.