The Sibley eGuide to Birds

The Sibley eGuide to Birds


  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2012-01-19
  • Current Version: 1.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 68.22 MB
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  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3.5/5 ( 51 App Reviews)
  • Price:
The Sibley eGuide to Birds App Ratings: 3.5
Based on 51 App Reviews

The Sibley eGuide to Birds App Details

This is a LITE version of The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America but is fully functional and includes ONLY 30 species, compared to 813 species in the full app. If you like the way this app works please check out the full version. 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. Now this free LITE version includes: Over 240 hi-res images including detailed maps showing not just winter and summer range but also migration and rare occurrence. 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 descriptions of songs and calls, comparing similar species measurements of length, wingspan, and weight for almost 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 190 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 app 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 V3.1 or higher NOT A NORMAL IPOD CLASSIC/NANO and the download is about 40MB


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App Reviews

  • Total rip off

    By Take it off apps
    What? $20 for 30 birds.
  • It's okay

    By Writer Girl 2
    It works fine and has nicely drawn pictures. It does only have thirty species and it doesn't really have much information on each species. I get that this is just supposed to be a demo to the full priced version, but it's just very limited in information. Audobon has much more information on each bird, has almost as many species as the full Sibley version, and it's free.
  • No use of location services!?

    By cmshinkle
    Who builds a native app and doesn't make use of the native features. The app looks like it could be useful but if it made use of location services. I do not want to type in a location every time - especially when my GPS coordinates are easily available! Won't be buying app until they've added this feature.
  • Great App

    By LV0865
    I've had a Sibley field guide for over 10 years now and it is well used so I was excited when I found this App. Same great pictures and info PLUS really great bird song audio and all on something I have with me at all times - my phone. Would have given it 5 stars if you could add GPS coordinates to your sighting info.
  • Sisley guide to birds

    By ADKwoodswoman
    Great app and it is useful in the field or at home!!!!! Thanks!
  • Bird ap

    By Bird ap
    This ap is useful for the 30 species it covers but $19.99 seems pricey for the full ap
  • Fine but there all only 30 species

    By Tennessee d
    Seems like the full app is probably great
  • Bird freaks

    By @lden
    I know all you birders hate me because i am a bird hunter but for all the hunters out there this app rocks i got three morning doves on my forst day
  • Best Bird App I've Found!

    By Skers'06
    I like the interface and information, but best of all is the quality of the recordings! Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because it's limited to 80-some birds. I will be buying the full version!
  • • • • PERFECT! • • •

    By Mark Ate a Shark
    Exactly what a preview app should be . . . and more ! Gives a nice starter selection of birds so you can see just what the full-blown app has in store for you. I'M not the birder in the family, my wife is, but as I sat here playing with it, she marveled at the clarity of the audio AND the variety for each bird AND the length of each call/song. As I'm on an iPod Touch with wifi only, I look for apps that are self-contained and this one is, so once this is loaded, I have the whole catalog at my fingertips instantly. And after only 20 minutes of playing with this app, I'm now set to put down the $20 for the whole enchilada.