This version runs on iPad. Features video for almost all birds.
- Identify birds seen regularly in the main Hawaiian Islands.
- Find birds by Habitat, Color, Common name, Hawaiian name.
- Play video and sound for most birds (internet connection required)
- Save birds in Logbook, add notes, edit notes, email Logbook (text only)
Includes all native and endemic birds, regularly-seen seabirds and shorebirds, common migrant waterfowl, all widespread introduced birds. Not included: rare seabirds, rare migrants, and a few very localized introduced birds.
Created by John Hoover, author of Hawaii's best-selling marine life ID books: The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes, and: Hawaii's Sea Creatures, a Guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates. Check them out on Amazon.
Ratings and Reviews
Awesome app to learn Hawai'i's birds (Be sure to get his Fish ID one too!)
This app is great and I'd recommend it to anyone - whether you call yourself a "birder" or are just getting into it. There are many different ways to figure out the ID through various characteristics, it makes it fun. If you are interested in fish ID as well, you can't beat his app for that either - just get both and you're all set for your explorations in Hawaii!
Decent overview of hawaiian birds
Could use some overall polishing. Does have all endemic birds, but format is a strange, PDF- like format. Bird calls section is just a link to a website which opens in safari, that is very disappointing. This app would gain one star if calls were internal to the app and did not require Internet access.
Remaining star would require better interface similar to other, birding apps (think nat geo birds or ibird pro), and a little more information density.
Ok pics for ID but checklist not part of app
There are some nice pictures to use for ID. But I am very disappointed that there is not a checklist as part of the app. When you select 'checklist' the app opens an external website using the browser. Limits usefulness in the field since I rarely have an internet connection when out birding.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.