Audubon Bird Guide: North America
By National Audubon Society
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Hands-down the best free bird field guide available. Audubon Bird Guide: North America is an outstanding mobile field guide and birding resource, offering the widest range of features for every level of birder. With over 2 million downloads to date, it is one of the most trusted authoritative bird field guides for North America. The app includes 808 species; advanced gallery view for easy comparison and search; field mark call outs; “Find Birds with eBird”, powered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology; the ability to keep Lists and log Sightings; links to best-in-class content on birding, birds, and conservation; and a social community of birders who observe, identify, and share their observations and photos in the mobile app and online. We frequently add new features and Birding Locations to our app.
•Identify 808 North American species with in-depth descriptions including information on size, appearance, habitat, behavior, diet, and more
•Over 3,200 images from the world-renown VIREO, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s world-wide collection of bird photography.
•Eight hours of the most exceptional, highest quality bird sounds.
•Robust seasonal and migratory range maps.
•Browse species in a gallery view and search and filter by shape, region and color, aiding quick identification.
•Find Birds with eBird - the ability to locate birds seen recently around you, drawing on the continuously updated database from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and eBird.
•Post Sightings, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers on NatureShare.
•See latest eBird observations at your favorite saved Birding Locations.
•Highlight birds not in any of your lists that have been seen lately at your favorite saved Birding Locations.
•Have Lists on other apps or websites? No problem! Bulk import all your birds to your selected List in our app.
•Links to great articles on birding, photography, and how you can help birds now.
What People are Saying:
“Now every birder can have the equivalent of a rare bird alert and comprehensive field guide wrapped into a single mobile app.” - Gary Langham, vice president and chief scientist for Audubon
“Instead of the hefty field guides, the apps give the nature photographer a very portable and lightweight library of natural history information.” – Jim Clark, Outdoor Photographer Magazine
AppPicker (“Best of” Lists, Jan 2013): “Audubon Birds…largely regarded as the best bird watching app…”
“All I can say is WOW and double WOW! I have had Audubon Birds for a couple of years and have seen it grow into the BEST bird app for iOS! ...I am just blown away with all the new additions. My favorite is showing all the birds in a group (thumbnails) and when tapped lightly the name shows up. What a way to learn new birds. I just cannot express how much I love the update. Thank you…” - E Uhls
About Audubon Bird Guides: Audubon Bird Guides are the best digital birding field apps from the National Audubon Society. For more information, please see: www.audubon.org/apps. An App Tutorial iOS video is available at https://youtu.be/R8T6FVFFumU.
About the Developer:
The National Audubon Society saves birds and their habitats throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon's state programs, nature centers, chapters and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon's vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation organization. Learn more at www.audubon.org and @audubonsociety.
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What's New in Version 4.12
Minor improvements and bug fixes.
My wife and I have never been "bird watchers", but since being able to enjoy our morning coffee outside every morning, we've taken to really enjoying the busy company of our feathered friends. I downloaded this app to help identify the calls, and WOW! this app is terrific. It helps identify the multitude of calls, shapes, colors, regions, etc, and has really opened up our appreciation and knowledge. To cap it off: We were trying to confirm a Carolina Wren on our patio this morning; I opened the app and started playing the different calls of the Carolina Wren, and the next thing we knew, this little guy had braved hopping right up next to where we were sitting, trying to locate where the calls were coming from! I silenced my phone momentarily, and he flew a few feet away, but as soon as I started the calls back up, here he came again, trying to find his invisible friend! That alone is enough to merit a 5-star rating for this incredible app. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Love this app!
I don't write reviews so this is my first. This app is an easy 5 Stars and I've not yet accessed all of the features. I became a backyard birder after moving to a rather remote area in the southwest desert where dove, quail and an occasional hawk were my only "winged residents" until I created a sheltered oasis, if you will. With time and patience, my yard was a flutter with song and feather. I've tried to identify my favorite bird (who I named "Follow") for years, to no avail, until I did a quick search by shape with this awesome app. "Follow," who hopped along quite close behind me as I watered my various gardens, is a sweet Desert Towhee!
Good, but clunky to navigate
Been using this app for years (since before it was free), primarily for the sounds and eBird sighting feature, but occasionally for range maps and visual IDs. Most of the time, it gets the job done. My biggest issue is the clunkiness of searching for species and using "Find Birds with eBird." It'd be nice to be able to search by four-letter codes (e.g. WTSP) and go directly to eBird sightings from a species profile page (many fewer birders use NatureShare). There are also some species, generally those with limited North American ranges, lacking recordings, especially recordings of calls.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Jul 31, 2017
- Version: 4.12
- Size: 102 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: National Audubon Society, Inc.
- © National Audubon Society
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.