The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America

The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America


  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-02-10
  • Current Version: 1.9.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 475.70 MB
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  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 204 App Reviews)
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The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America App Ratings: 4
Based on 204 App Reviews

The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America App Details

Now on Sale!!! The most popular printed field guide to North American birds is now available in its entirety on the iPhone and iPad! **If you would like to experience the app check out the newly released Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America LITE which is FREE and includes 30 species.** We have taken the simplicity and ease-of-use that you have enjoyed on your iPhone/iPod Touch and expanded and redesigned the layout (not simply “stretching” it) to take full advantage of the larger screen area of the iPad while still being the same app that runs on the iPhone/iPod Touch. The Sibley Guide to Birds has become the most popular and fastest selling printed guide to birds as well as the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to North American Birds: Over 6600 images. Every species is shown perched and in flight from above and below. Shows every major seasonal, age, and male/female variation. Detailed coverage of subspecies and regional variations. Detailed maps showing not just winter and summer range but also migration and rare occurrence. Detailed descriptions of songs and calls, comparing similar species measurements of length, wingspan, and weight for every species. Now all of that information is available in an easy-to-navigate portable format on the iPhone/iPad. In addition, this version of the app also includes: ● Swipe to move to the next or previous species. ● One-tap enlargement of images and rotating the device expands images further. ● Over 2300 carefully-selected and edited sound recordings. Nearly all species are represented with multiple examples showing the range of vocalizations. ● The ability to compare any two images, maps, or sounds, side by side on the screen. ● The ability to filter by state/province, so that you see only the species likely to occur in your location, and to further reduce the possibilities to the most common birds in that area. ● The ability to search by distinguishing features such as size, prominent colors, habits, and group. ● A basic personal species list* that stores your sightings saved to the device with the ability to export the list using email or iTunes file sharing. *Uninstalling/reinstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own backup (master list) separate from the application. We invite all users to share their comments and ideas on our forum at NB. This Application WILL ONLY work on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS V6.1 or higher NOT A NORMAL IPOD CLASSIC/NANO and the download is about 400MB.


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App Reviews

  • Was the best, but no updates in ages

    By lonmc
    Sibley hasn’t updated this in years, so it is dated, clunky, and doesn’t reflect his current books or the current taxonomic classifications. I still use it, but I now think of Sibley as the George Martin of birding.
  • Good book, not a 21st century app

    By RioNapo
    A good translation of the book to a mobile format, allowing smaller and portable lookups with the added benefit of songs. Lacks many features of a modern app such as sharing logs among devices and geolocating. Lack of updates makes me think the publisher cashed in on the popularity of his book but didn't choose to compete in the app market. See iBird Ultimate for a birding app that's a real app.
  • Deleted my list and the app!!!!!!!!!

    By Big Ears Too
    Don't trust your life list to this app! Not only did the latest update remove the app from my phone, it deleted my life list. A word of caution to anyone who thinks they can rely on this app! So much for "the cloud". They say that you might lose your list in the new update message however it is too late! Expected more from an app that was $20!! I'd give it 0 stars if I could.
  • Birder and App Developer

    By Macrophyllum
    I love the paper edition Sibley guide so I decided to try this app. Overall it's fine, it has the same info as the book. HOWEVER, it is in desperate need of an update to play nice with the latest version of iOS. For example, the keyboard is huge and many transitions don't feel quite right. And where it fails altogether, if you search for a bird and the results don't fit on the screen you can't scroll them up above the keyboard 😥😥😥😥 This last issue is the worse, they almost shouldn't sell it until they fix it. PLEASE put some resources into this and update it! 👍
  • Paid $19.99 for upgrade & cant download.

    By GC in USA
    I paid $19.99 for the upgrade and got nothing but a receipt from Apple confirming that I purchased the upgrade. I've written to support twice and even included a copy of the receipt. I've received no response. Disappointed and feel like I've been ripped off.
  • Multipurpose app

    By the imi
    Besides identifying birds, I discovered a new use. I played some birdsongs for my grandson, age 2, and now every time I visit him , he says "birds" and I have to entertain him with this app. He even taps he icon on n my iPad by himself.
  • Disappeared from my Mac

    By Get the Journal instead
    Excellent field guide, but it disappeared from Itunes on my Mac. Now I have apparently bought a second copy but received nothing -- the download was terminated. If I have to buy a third copy I will be filing a complaint with the attorney general.
  • Excellent app but badly in need of updating

    By stupor mundi 2
    Needs to be updated to at least the current printed versions. Thus, 3 stars rather than the 5 stars that I would otherwise give it.
  • Poorly Supported App, No Updates in Sight

    By DCRetiree
    I've used this app faithfully since early 2013 on iPad and iPhone, and still can't synchronize my life list from one to the other. Nor can I get my list onto a laptop, or into eBird. The bird names don't match the ABA updates. I paid a lot for this app, and it uses a lot of memory, but it's showing signs of neglect while others are leaping ahead. Attention must be paid.
  • Desparetly in need of update

    By flyAddict
    This app, while having a lot of data, is terribly out of date. Hasn't been updated before iPhone 6. The interface isn't helpful and searching only makes things worse. Unusable in my opinion.