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Birds Lite by National Geographic

By National Geographic Society

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National Geographic presents Birds LITE by National Geographic: an innovative, beautiful, and interactive field guide to the birds of North America. This FREE version includes over 70 species, but if you WANT MORE, upgrade to the full version, National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America, for access to all 995 species (plus so much more!).

Whether you are new to bird-watching or already an expert, this LITE version makes identifying and understanding birds easier than ever before.

• Robust search/sort/filter functionality—with real-time results—allows you to locate species quickly and easily.
• Start your own life list or enjoy the Favorite Backyard Birds list curated by the experts at National Geographic.
• Test your birding knowledge, and increase your identification skills with a custom quiz.

Each species is accompanied by gorgeous full-color illustrations—the trademark of our best-selling companion book, National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America— showing subspecies, juvenile birds, and seasonal plumage changes, as well as images of resting, roosting, swimming, and flying. Users can pinch and zoom to get a full-screen view of the details. To make identification even easier, we’ve included field-mark annotations, which users can toggle off and on by tapping on the screen.

Our expert range maps show where birds can be seen in each season. In addition to winter and summer ranges, each map now features migration ranges. Vivid color-coding and a drop-down map key make the smallest details crystal clear.

With its simple and smart navigation beautiful interface, and easy-to-use features, this app is sure to be a hit with every birder—from novice to expert!

For all 995 species, more lists and quizzes, a digital Journal to track all your sightings, plus articles, videos, and a real-time news feed, download the full version, National Geographic Birds!

What's New in Version 1.2

Code updates to bring app in line with full version.


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Customer Reviews

Great app

This is a GREAT app for backyard bird watching. I wanted a book, but my husband talked me into an app and I love it. I like the Merlin bird id but it has no way to note the birds you have seen. This app lets you identify and keep track of the birds you see. I will probably buy the full version app at some point, but for now, this has all I need.


Great app for amateur bird watchers. Within minutes of using I had identified 9 species in my backyard! Really easy to use and educational!

Nice 👍

It is a really good app for making bird houses and for attracting more birds to your yard! I wanted to have lots of chickadees in my back yard and it told me what size to make the bird house hole.🐧🐦🐤🐧🐦🐤🐧🐦🐤🐧🐦🐤

Birds Lite by National Geographic
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 107 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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