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Collins Bird Guide

By NatureGuides Ltd.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


‘It’s much more convenient than taking a big book with you...the Collins app is fantastic.’
– Chris Packham, Metro

‘The Collins Bird Guide app is destined to become a real triumph, the ultimate in field guide apps — and deservedly so.’
– BirdGuides

The Collins Bird Guide App combines world-class illustrations and comprehensive information with intuitive design to create the ultimate field guide for passionate birders and casual birdwatchers alike. The app is based on the landmark book by Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström, universally acknowledged as the standard European field guide. This definitive work has been reimagined for iPad and iPhone by birders for birders.

The Collins Bird Guide App provides everything you need to identify a species quickly and learn about it thoroughly. Immerse yourself in the exceptional illustrations, maps, calls and concise text. Use the powerful search filter and curated confusion lists to focus in on a species. The Collins Bird Guide App is an essential companion always to hand on your iPhone, and available to browse in full glory on your iPad.

Features include:

• Over 700 European species covered
• 3500+ beautiful illustrations by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström
• Detailed text covering habitat, range, identification and voice by Lars Svensson
• Record sightings, location and date with the listing tool
• Powerful search filter
• Intuitive design to quickly and easily swipe through species
• Curated lists of confusable species
• Over 750 carefully selected songs and calls – many by Lars Svensson
• Select species names from 18 languages
• Expertly edited video clips for all 794 species in the app (In-App Purchases)
• Available in English, Swedish, Norwegian, French and German
• Weighs nothing!

As well as the optional video library, the app incorporates British Trust for Ornithology/BirdWatch Ireland/Scottish Ornithologists' Club Bird Atlas 2007–11 mapping data as an in-app purchase, providing the most comprehensive location mapping of any bird guide app.

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Collins Bird Guide App requires iOS 8.1 or later.

If you like the Collins Bird Guide app, don’t forget to share the app, rate it and leave a review.

What's New in Version 1.4.2

We’re continuing to work on making the video restore/download process as slick as possible. This build fixes a number of small issues related to downloading video content plus other small bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Great app but problems with 1.4.2

We've used this app for a couple of years now with great enthusiasm, and don't have any problems with it. We think it's good value for money, even with the in app purchases, unlike others.
But it won't update to 1.4.2 from 1.4.1! Probably doesn't matter, it still runs fine, but worrying that this is an issue. (and the Report a Problem button above doesn't seem to take you anywhere useful!).

Don't use the lists!

This is an excellent app, on the whole, but I have found a bug in the latest version - you can spend a lot of time recording your sightings in the list function, only to find that they have disappeared next time you open the app. I would give it 5 stars if I hadn't wasted a whole evening making a list and then losing it.

👍all is well

Well done app back up and running correctly
Videos all installed nice too see you have sorted it out quickly
Top marks

Collins Bird Guide
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £14.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4.2
  • Size: 956 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Swedish
  • Developer:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Video Library Volume 1 – Common Birds of NW Europe£5.99
  2. BTO Atlas Maps Pack£1.99
  3. Video Library Volume 2 – Less Common & Local Species£8.99
  4. Video Library Volume 3£8.99