Now a fully universal app! It adjusts to the larger screen of the iPad if installed on an iPad.

The eGuide to British Birds is an interactive companion to The RSPB Handbook of British Birds – the ideal reference for birdwatchers of all levels of interest and experience. This application has specific features that will enhance your birding experience.

Hi-res images, distribution maps and detailed text descriptions of over 290 bird species found in Britain and Ireland.
These images can be expanded to fill the entire width of the screen in portrait and landscape.
Audible calls for most bird species.
“Bird Compare” to allow you to compare two birds on the same screen (including calls).
A personal bird list that stores your bird sightings saved to the device that can then be exported through email.
View the Bird Index by Common or Scientific bird names.

*Uninstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own master list separate from the program.

NB. This Application WILL ONLY work on an iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad running OS V8.4 or higher NOT A NORMAL IPOD CLASSIC/NANO.

What’s New

Version 1.6.2

Fix My List bug that caused app to quit

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings
3 Ratings
TimothyCharles ,

A bad book on a digital platform - why bother?

Since the best, in my mind, birding app. Twitcher was discontinued I've been trying to find something at least it's equal. I still haven't. This eGuide kicks off with the blandest home page you've seen since the Spectrum was launched. Nowhere does it give any help at all in identifying birds. You've got to know what bird you're looking at before you get a picture. There's no Google maps location facility, no "sightings" list - it's boring, bland and bleak and, in making no use of digital functionality, is no better than a small reference book. Wish I hadn't bought it.

Scampo1953 ,

Good for experienced and beginner birder.

I've been a keen birder for very many years. This has proven to be an excellent app for my iPhone. It covers most British birds and has plenty of detail with decent images and sound files. Highly recommended!

Ed Stevens ,

Comprehensive app...

This is a very good app, however it is dependent on your skill as a birder. For novices this app is great, particularly the comparison feature and sound feature but only if used in conjunction with a good bird guide. This is because you browse by name and not image, therefore you have to have a good knowledge already. For intermediate to advanced birders this is a fun app that may not include rare species but has a good overall base of birds and the sound and other features make this a great app for teaching others. All in all very recommended for everyone, although it is a bit pricey- though in my opinion worth the money.


Cool Ideas LLC
269.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Cool Ideas LLC


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