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BirdGenie™ is a breakthrough app that helps anyone accurately identify birds in the backyard, local park, or on the nature trail—all with the tap of a button! Just hold up your phone or tablet, record the bird singing, and BirdGenie™ helps you identify the species. The app’s highly developed sound identification ability and expert matching system enable bird enthusiasts to achieve an accuracy unheard of in the birding field. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the birds around them.

BirdGenie™ includes up to two hundred vocalization types for one hundred species: literally all of the birds likely to be encountered in a backyard or local park, or on a hike, in North America at any time of the year. And the app is easy to use. Just point at a bird, and tap the screen when the bird starts singing. The app’s automatic pre-record feature ensures that you won’t miss the beginning of the song and BirdGenie’s™ patented, highly accurate expert system matches the recording to the closest species. The app’s sophisticated noise-reduction feature means that even in noisy environments, where there is conversation or traffic, you can discover what bird you’re listening to.

Beyond specifying a bird species, BirdGenie™ provides sample songs and spectrograms to compare with your own recording and to guarantee a confident match. The app also includes pictures of all plumages, information about habitat and behavior, and links to further reading. It even has 3-D models for some of the species so you can match different views of a bird. You can share your recordings, photos, and matches with friends and other users, and if you’re so inclined, you can anonymously share recordings to a scientific database to help researchers learn about birdsong variations. No internet connection is required for anything but sharing, making the program accessible everywhere.

Perfect for anyone who wants to know what birds are singing around them, BirdGenie™ takes bird identification to a whole new awesome level.

With BirdGenie™ you can:

Quickly identify most birds just by recording their songs
Look at vivid images of the bird—some in 3-D!
Listen to samples of the bird’s various songs and compare them with your recording
Keep a log of all your recordings
Share your recordings, matches, and photos with friends and family
Browse the built-in catalog to learn about local species, their other songs, their habits and diet, and much more
Use the app anywhere, as no internet connection is required!

Important features of BirdGenie™:

The matching expert system beats anything in the market today
Easy-to-use guided user interface
Effective noise-reduction system helps users make identifications in less-than-ideal environments
Complete species accounts with multiple photos for all plumage types (some with 3-D models)
Comprehensive spectrograms (voiceprints of songs)

Technical Specifications:

Requires iOS 10 or later. Compatible with all iPhones after iPhone 6 including 7, 8, X and iPad, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch.

BirdGenie™ is a trademark of Princeton University Press.

What's New

Version 10180809

Bug fixes for ipad.

Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings



Great app, easy to use and a lot of fun for someone like myself who enjoys backyard birding. Not only does it identify the birds I’m hearing, it has interesting information and additional images to help me learn more. I can tell that this app will get a lot of use by me and the family!



So cool! It immediately identified several birds in my yard on the first try. The instructions were helpful and it was easy to adjust and crop the recording. I’ve tried a few other apps like this one, but they didn’t work at all. I’m excited to finally have one that does.

Figured out a mystery bird


Used the app to record a mystery song I've heard many times and found it was a cardinal a bird I've seen at the feeder many times. Great to solve that mystery


Princeton University Press Apps
236.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Princeton University Press and Birdentifier, LLC. All Rights Reserved.


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