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Chirp! Bird Song USA +

By Spiny Software Ltd

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Chirp! The original app for identifying and learning bird songs - and still the best! How often do you hear songs and calls of birds around you - wouldn't it be good to know what they are?

Chirp! has been developed by nature specialists, iSpiny, specifically to help you learn and identify bird songs. It is also a great feel-good pick-me-up! Listen and learn over 300 bird songs and calls from across mainland USA, with up to 34 seconds of song for each bird, and alternative recordings for some birds. The songs and calls are of the highest quality, most provided by the world-renowned Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

On first use, Chirp! selects birds for your current location, but then you are free to select any state (or group of states) on the Map Screen, to learn the common species from east to west and north to south. Or you may prefer to select all birds to learn the whole range! Try sorting by song style, so that you can compare birds that hoot and coo, or those with high pitched songs for example. If you are a beginner, sort the birds by commonness, so you can listen to the most common ones first, then move on to less frequent backyard visitors.

Make a shortlist of your favourites so that you can find them quickly (tap the + icon above the image to add birds to your favorites list).

After listening, try the quiz to test your memory. Answer fast to earn a score multiplier and get on the high score table! Experienced birders can use the custom quiz to help distinguish and learn similar songs.

And when you need a rest, try the slideshow feature - choose which birds to include, maybe add background bird song, then simply relax. If you want to continue learning while you relax, switch the voiceover on (iOS 7+ only) and hear the name of the bird announced at the end of each clip. This is also a good way of competing with the family - who can say the name of the bird first?!

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What's New in Version 2.1.3

The app has been updated and the following bird sounds have been added: White-winged Crossbill, Common Merganser, Common Murre,and Willow Ptarmigan. In addition the Winter Wren and Pacific Wren have been separated.


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Customer Reviews

My Absolutely Favorite App

This app is not only easy to use and full of information, but it's also a lovely heartening thing.
I love birds and birdsong and all the purity of nature they represent and this is present here in abundance, so that I listen to it often just for the joy of it.
It is very helpful if you hear or see a bird you just can't place. Easy to look up and also links to other places if you want to learn more.

Handy to have when birdwatching

Intuitive and easy to use, this app is great for reviewing bird sounds before heading out on a walk. It's also helpful to have when listening to an unfamiliar song. I hope they update and expand the number of bird species represented in the app because there are times when I hear a bird and cannot find it in the database.

One of my favorites!

One of the first apps I ever bought--several years ago!
Still use it frequently, still works, has been compatible with every iOS upgrade.
It's the only app I've ever had that has NEVER had a glitch.
If you're a bird lover, I highly recommend it.
If you're a cat owner, it can be a real "hoot" 😉.

Chirp! Bird Song USA +
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1.3
  • Size: 341 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Swedish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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