The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to over 800 species of North American birds, right in your pocket. Built for all experience levels, it will help you identify the birds around you, keep track of the birds you’ve seen, and get outside to find new birds near you.

With over 2 million downloads to date, it is one of the best and most trusted field guides for North American birds.


It's now easier than ever to identify a bird you just saw. Enter all you were able to observe—what color was it? How big? What did its tail look like?—and Bird ID will narrow down a list of possible matches for your location and date in real time.

Our field guide features over 3,000 photos, over eight hours of audio clips of songs and calls, multi-season range maps, and in-depth text by leading North American bird expert Kenn Kaufman.

With our completely redesigned Sightings feature, you can keep a record of every bird you encounter, whether you're hiking, sitting on the porch, or simply catching a glimpse of birds out the window. We'll even keep an updated life list for you.

See where the birds are with nearby birding hotspots and real-time sightings from eBird.

Post your photos to the Photo Feed so other Audubon Bird Guide users can see your best bird shots.

Keep up with the latest news from the world of birds, science, and conservation. Find an Audubon location near you to go birding. Or see where your voice is needed and take action to protect birds and the places they need, right from your app.

Once you log in with your NatureShare account, your sightings and photos will migrate with you into the new app. If something doesn’t look right, don’t worry—all of your data is untouched, safe, and secure.

While we work on migrating all of our users’ data to the new app, we have temporarily disabled some of the app’s community features. In the next few updates, we’ll be restoring and adding new features that make it easy and fun to share and view the photos taken by other Audubon Bird Guide users around the country. Stay tuned!

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About Audubon:
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, 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.

What's New

Version 5.0.7

Thank you for your feedback as we continue to improve the app!

In this update, we fixed a bug that was causing Bird ID to clear your location when you were still using it. We hope this makes it easier for you to identify birds!

This update also contained more stability improvements and crash fixes, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to fix more.

As always, please reach out to with any feedback or questions you may have.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Bring Back the Old Version

Jammin' Jem

I just used the newly updated app for the first time and I already miss the old app. I saw a bird flying that I didn’t recognize so I used the bird ID part of the app and it is worse than the old version. This new version has too many steps and I don’t like having to go back and forth among all of the characteristics I need to enter. The old version was much easier to use and worked just fine. If I’m out birding and I see a bird I don’t recognize I want to try and ID it quickly, not go through a bunch of steps to try and ID it. The results on this new app don’t seem as accurate as the old one and there seem to be a lot fewer results. I also don’t like the stories that take up most of the app. I understand you want to share news and information but this app is not the place to do it; or at least have a separate section for it. I also had to create a brand new account to use this app because it said it didn’t recognize my email address. I wish I hadn’t updated the app and I don’t think I’ll be keeping it much longer. It’s not helpful at all.

Don't update, NatureShare users!


This latest update, late March 2018, removes all the features I loved about my NatureShare app - adding favorites, commenting, exploring the latest posts across the USA - gone without so much as a warning (the blurb says some of the community features have been suspended - read all). To cap it all, my photos have the wrong aspect ratio and cut off the head of the bird - something I can't edit. AND, if I want to edit the location, the app freezes. That, and the fact that I am only allowed to post one photo per sighting, makes this update a terrible mess. So Audubon developers, please hurry up and roll out an update with these fixes. You really shouldn't have offered this update until the app was good and ready. Shame on you!

The good news is that I was able to download the Central Park Audubon app which still gives users full access to the NatureShare community and features.

I applaud the effort to merge NatureShare with eBird but please enhance the Audubon app to incorporate the wonderful NatureShare community features we know and love. eBird is so dry and dull by comparison.

Developer Response

Thank you for your feedback, and we're sorry you've had some issues with the new update. The Photo Feed will be getting some attention in future updates to incorporate some of the features that were present on NatureShare. We appreciate your patience. If you have any further issues or suggestions, you can contact us directly at



I paid for this app and the latest update is with out a doubt the absolute worst update ever! It is the biggest mess ever! Terribly confusing to say the least! Not easy at all to navigate. Had I not paid fir this it would be deleted! I can not believe the powers that be, actually thought this was an improvement! It was so easy before this update! All you had to do was go to the contents/legend and click on what you wanted to find! This new and improved version is just horrible. I seriously doubt I will ever use it again! It would be nice if this app went back to the way it was! If it isn't broken...don't fix it! Maybe just maybe that since this app has to be paid for that a full account of what improvements and changes were to occur, could be sent to all who own this app, asking for opinions on the potential changes and then take a vote if the change us actually needed, or wanted! That would be a common curtesy for the people who paid fir this app!


National Audubon Society, Inc.
78.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© National Audubon Society


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