iBird Pro Guide to Birds

iBird Pro Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2009-03-27
  • Current Version: 10.06
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.65 GB
  • Developer: Mitch Waite Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 4,365 App Reviews)
  • Price:
iBird Pro Guide to Birds App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 4,365 App Reviews

iBird Pro Guide to Birds App Details

iBird™ Pro, considered by experts to be the world’s best app for identifying birds of North America, has been completely updated with the American Ornithological Union’s 2017 Supplement. You can now search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal) with the optional Time of Day package. iBird Pro is the only app that offers Birds Around Me (BAM)—showing just those species in your GPS location. It also features our patented Percevia™ smart search, which helps you identify birds just like the birding experts. Finally iBird Pro 10.06 includes our new Owls of Mexico and Central America package, including illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more for these remarkable species. iBird developers never sleep. Version 10.06 adds a unique collection of audio recordings for all Owls as well as 16 new composite illustrations. To see the latest drawings, go to Illustration Update on the Search menu and select 10.06. More Details of What’s New: bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew iBird Pro contains 946 species of North American birds, including both common and rare species. It is designed to help both experienced and novice birders identify and learn about their birds. Unlike other iPhone apps, iBird includes most of the popular birds of the Hawaiian Islands and is completely up to date with the 2017 AOU and ABA checklists. With iBird Pro’s Percevia™ matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of 35 identification attributes to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have 3,300 built-in bird song recordings, 4,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,750 hand-drawn composite illustrations and over 1,000 range maps. Version 10.065 of iBird Pro Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up and sharing your own photos, notes and favorites among all your devices. With over 1 million downloads iBird is the standard that all birding apps are measured by. Features ■ Identify 946 species with in-depth descriptions including details on appearance, habitat, behavior, conservation, size, weight, color, pattern, shape, sexual differences and much more. ■ Birds Around Me and Percevia™ smart search now available as in-app purchases with free 7 day trials. ■ Splits-History lets you see what birds have had name changes, have been split into more than one species or lumped into one species. ■ iBird’s icon-driven visual search engine enables you to identify birds using shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and more. ■ Extensive identification paragraphs and hard-to-find details such as diet, nest information, egg color, sex of incubator, vocalization definitions, and more. ■ The only birding app that includes both Illustrations and Photos. ■ Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery. ■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code. ■ Comprehensive range maps which include migratory routes as well as subspecies maps for 40 species. ■ Only app with a field mark layer which displays key ID marks for male, female and juvenile birds. ■ Post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers with an easy and user-friendly Notes and Favorites interface. ■ iBird’s database is completely self-contained; no internet connection is required like many other birding apps. Other Features ■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels maintained by Birdlife International and is called the IUCN Red List. ■ All screens optimized for tablets - illustrations, photos and range maps fill the screen. ■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English).


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App Reviews

  • Excellent field guide app

    By Rich W.
    This app keeps getting better and better, and is a must have for anyone in the field.
  • Ibird pro

    By Arn32S
    I registered already three times. How do I make the registration screen go away so I can use the app? Update. On the second day, the registration screen had disappeared when I activated the app. Now I can use it and can say it looks good like the very old version I replaced. On that basis alone, I'll upgrade my rating for now.
  • Awesome

    By Nickaway
    My goto for ID
  • No more updates for me..

    By hallmark_s
    this is really a 5 star app but for one major annoyance. It seems like any and every update requires downloading the entire app. There must be a way that you can accomodate just downloading an update without having to transfer greater than 1.7 gig of data. Does someone with a 5 gig plan for their iphone uses 25% of their monthly data plan just to update this app? What's up with that? I don't have the fastest wireless connection, but not the slowest, and I have to walk away and forget about it for an hour every time I do an update on this app. Another update and same old problem.. Anybody out there listening? Another update and still no change.. and now the icon is gone.. i have just updated this app for the very last time. Obvious to me they want no input from customers/users. Or maybe they just don’t have an app developer smart enough to solve the problem.. hallmark Admittedly i was somewhat short in my last review. I received response from the developer which you can read for yourself.. which frankly in my opinion sounded rather snide and missed the point entirely. My point is that it should not require downloading 1.7 gig of data no matter what type of internet connection you have.. in order to get an new rev with as little as 8 new birds in it. If your 4g unlimited plan throttles back to 3g after 5 or 10 gig of data, why would anyone want to use that large of a chunk of their data to update one app. I always save updates to this app for doing while i am getting my tires rotated or some other free wifi waiting room. Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? And for the record i do not have a garden and don’t complain about the water bill.. we have a well and i don’t need a new well pump every time i use it.
  • Solid birding app

    By veganrunner
    Was a bit hesitant to spend this much on a birding app, but is was definitely worth it. Great illustrations, sound library, and tons of supporting information. App allows you to add your own photos which is neat. The slide show allows to to sit back and watch and listen, helping with identification skills. I don’t think you could go wrong with this app if your looking for an all around bird guide.
  • Worth it!

    By +dano+
    Use it almost every day.
  • Best birding app ever!

    By LMLHC
    No matter what you need from a birding app, this has it.
  • Great AOU Update

    By naturefaith
    I’ve been waiting for iBird to update to the latest 2017 AOU standard and the app doesn’t disappoint. Love the new illustrations, detailed range maps and songs. I went ahead and bought the Mexican Owls in-app purchase as the Time of Day. Both outstanding developments. Thanks iBird developers.
  • Stunningly Good App

    By HairyGorilla1
    I have been using iBird for several years - at least seven - and I find it very good, well up-dated, and just getting richer all the time in added and improved content. I hardly ever open a print guide anymore when in the field.
  • Casual birder

    By EcoBot2
    Great app; I don't use nearly all the features it has that a serious birder wants (journal, notes and filters etc). I do use the "similar species" feature often and like that you can turn 'field marks' on or off. I also purchased Sibley's app but found myself using iBird Pro most often so I removed sibley to save space on my iPhone.