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Audubon Bird Guide: North America

By National Audubon Society

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The best field guide for the season.

Audubon Bird Guide: North America is an outstanding mobile field guide resource completely updated to the current AOU checklist. With almost 2 million downloads to date, it is one of the most trusted authoritative bird field guide 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; and a social community of birders who observe, identify, and share their observations and photos in the mobile app and online.

Key Features:

•Identify 808 species with in-depth descriptions including information on size, appearance, habitat, behavior, 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, Philadelphia.

•Eight hours of the most exceptional, highest quality bird sounds.

•Robust seasonal and migratory range maps.

•Browse species in a gallery view 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.

•Create a Personal NatureShare Account – post Sightings, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers with an easy, user-friendly interface.

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…”

2011 APPY Award Finalist

“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 (NAS). For more information, please see: An App Tutorial iOS video is available at

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 and @audubonsociety.

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What's New in Version 4.6

-Holiday presents for you—lots of great new birding info!
-Gift ideas for the nature lover in your life
-Fixed eBird ‘Nearby Observations’ and related improvements
-Order Life List by Date
-Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Good Intentions, Some Issues

I have all the audobon apps and I really like using them. My main problems though are with the help desk, they don't ever respond. Also, on many of the audobon apps if I want to post a sighting the map automatically defaults to Vermont, the mother ship. I live in the mid-west and it takes a lot of time to move the pin to my location. It's really painful if I saw several species that I want to post. (Turning on location does not work.) And, I cannot hone in to the precise location; the app at best can get me to a county or two away. The final thing is finding the species in the list. I'm not good on scientific names and it is very hard sometimes to locate my species using the common name. Example: I knowa turtle as a Red-earred turtle but I think the Herps app lists it as a redearred slider. Hard to find that without a lot of searching. Some naming search flexibility would be greatly appreciated.


Lots of birds. Pics are okay. (I've taken better.) Descriptions are reasonable. The Nat. Geo. book (Birds of N.A.) is much better. Calls are great. Can't be done w/paper book. Sitings of some birds by some users in my area, greater Seattle, are questionable especially w/o a posted pic. Major downfall is their response to a request for a forgotten password. Not being able to login because of a forgotten PW is my fault. But not getting a response to a request for a new one is really lame, especially for Audubon. Fix it, please! Therefore only 3 stars. If their customer service were better, then I'd rate it 4. If I ever get a new PW, I'll securely store it. If I don't get one, I'll downgrade my rating to 1 and then delete the app and seriously consider letting my Audubon membership expire.

Bird lovers joy!

I have been using this app for about a year and I simply love it! I especially enjoy the eBird component where you can find nearby sightings, and be part of a community of birders that share sightings and photos. I have often used that function to choose where to go "hunting" for my next prize to add to my life list. I also find it very helpful when trying to identify new birds because it has a "similar birds" list in the description so you can compare what other bird it could be. I'm pretty much A newbie to the birding world so this app is truly invaluable! Thank you Audubon 🐣

Audubon Bird Guide: North America
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 4.6
  • Size: 99.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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