iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds

iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2014-05-15
  • Current Version: 10.04
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.48 GB
  • Developer: Mitch Waite Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    5/5 ( 348 App Reviews)
  • Price:
iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds App Ratings: 5
Based on 348 App Reviews

iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds iOS App Details

iBird Ultimate is our most birding advanced app. It comes with the two advanced features built in: “Birds Around Me” (BAM), a feature which restricts the birds to just those found in your current GPS area and the patented “Percevia™ Smart Search” feature which gives anyone the skills of a bird identification expert. If you are not sure you’ll need these features you can try iBird Pro, a less expensive app which offers both these as in-app features you can buy at any time. iBird Plus is like Pro but has half the search attributes. iBird Ultimate also takes a major leap forward with “Time of Day” filtering available in version 10.04. 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). More Details of What’s New: bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew iBird developers never sleep. Version 10.04 adds a unique collection of audio recordings for Owls as well as 16 new composite illustrations for the Black-faced Grassquit, Botteri's Sparrow, Cinnamon Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, King Rail, Kirtland's Warbler, Limpkin and the Louisiana Waterthrush. Plus, we restored the Dropbox to iCloud migration feature. Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner at birding, iBird Ultimate contains 944 species of both native and rare North American and Hawaiian birds, is completely up to date with the 2016 and 2017 AOU and ABA checklists, and is the only app to offer both illustrations and photographs. With iBird Ultimate’s avian matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of our 35 identification field marks to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have 3,300 built-in bird songs, 4,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,750 hand drawn composite illustrations and over 1,000 range maps. Version 10.04 of iBird Pro Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up and sharing your own photos, notes and favorites among all your devices. From tiny to angry birds, iBird works like magic, revealing a list of birds that perfectly matches your search choices. With over 1 million downloads iBird is the standard that all birding apps are measured by. ** NOTE If you would like to try out iBird at no cost check the newly released iBird LITE Free Guide to Birds of North America. It contains all the features of paid iBird Ultimate, but contains just 35 species. And it’s completely FREE. ** Features ■ Birds Around Me (BAM) narrows the species being searched to just those found at your GPS location, within a radius and season you specify. It come built-in to iBird Ultimate. ■ Percevia™ intelligent search is a patented algorithm that guarantees you will only choose search attributes that narrow the matched list of birds. It also comes built-in to iBird Ultimate. ■ iBird now takes advantage of the high-resolution retina displays of the iPhone and iPad so the screen shows more information than ever. ■ Contains the latest 2016/17 AOU and ABA checklists. ■ Splits-History. See what birds were renamed, split into different species or lumped together for every year. ■ View all birds by head which makes identification easier. ■ Back up and sync favorites and notes with iCloud and share with all your devices and your friends. ■ Fun new birder’s “stickers” to spruce up your text in Messages. Other Features ■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels including Least Concern, Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Endangered, Critically Endangered and Extinct in the Wild. The standard is 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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iOS App Reviews

  • From a Beginner's standpoint

    By appliance operator
    Great Detail and information
  • A complete tool

    By Angelwood
    This product is a powerful and complete tool. It is a very good field guide and almost as fast as thumbing through my good old standby. The song files sold it for me as there is no pocket field guide that can provide such a comprehensive feature. I can both ID a bird by song or, more importantly, I can use my iPhone to call birds in! An awesome way to get a closer look. I picked up the entire package of field guide and journal. I appreciate the ability to record my birding events.
  • Great in the field

    By Tachyon186
    I've been using IBird Ultimate for 2 years and truly believe it's like having multiple field guides in my pocket. When birding it is very quick in finding the facts I need and identification with confidence. The pictures and photos in HD are at least the quality of any guide. Having the sounds right at your fingertips is awesome. It is so easy to switch from one category to the other many options. I especially like the ability to go to the companion iBird Journal to make detailed documentation and save it and return to the field guide with ease. Highly recommended.
  • Best Information and sound effects

    By Pchee1
    I have been using iBird for several years now. I am impressed by the Ultimate version because it has more drawings, pictures, sounds, identification than ever. It is most helpful with birding. I recommend it to everyone interested in birding. Absolutely fantastic.
  • My Go To

    By Creative Yankee
    Use this app all the time. Rarely use any other.
  • Great app! Still missing some birds

    By cfischer24
    I appreciate the updatess and the additions. The added songs and calls are a boon in the field. Still confused by the Audubon's and Myrtle warbler entries in the program even though they were not split by the AOS.
  • Ultimate Bird App

    By Oranjeboum
    The efforts that have been made to improve this app are readily noticeable. Navigation is getting better every year. Keep the improvements coming.
  • Love this app!!

    By Lcsully
    Actually called a hummingbird to my porch using the sound effects!! Wonderful!
  • It really is the ultimate.

    By dcloin
    Love it. Higher recommend
  • Amazing Quality and Incredible Value

    By njkerosky
    Wow...That's how most people react when I show them the Ultimate!...Info, pics, sounds, innovation Thank you and Please keep doing what you're doing!!!