BirdsEye App Icons
is a smartphone app for birders, a powerful tool that taps into the wealth of information gathered by eBird
This year, it branched out from just covering North America; it's now available for other countries, and so they need a different app icon for each. Where possible, we are choosing birds endemic to each country but a little more interesting than one you might see regularly at a feeder. Sometimes a favorite feeder bird is just the best candidate for an icon, though. Other country's icons will be forthcoming here as they're created.
My challenge was to create icons that would hold up through a range of sizes; simple enough to be recognizable at a tiny size, but detailed enough to maintain interest at a larger size. I also need to accurately represent details of the birds, as many people using the app pay attention to these details in the field when observing birds and will know if I get something wrong.
Red-headed Barbet for BirdsEye South America: