Full-featured birding field guide for Costa Rica
-Images for more than 900 species
-Vocalizations for more than 670 species
-Information, field marks, range maps for all species on the Costa Rica bird list


Additional features:
-Comprehensive SEARCH filter
-Search by name
-Sorting options
-Make target lists
-Check as seen, heard, or unseen/heard
-Personal notes
-Camera, email notes and photos.
-Similar Species feature allows quick comparison of field sightings.

New, improved note keeping, including note filtering, recording GPS position, and emailing 1 or a batch of notes in eBird format.

Which Bird is it?' Record and photo bird, email to us for help in identification.

What's New

Version 4.31.1

New images, minor edits

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
5 Ratings
5 Ratings

not great

Cat pratt

I am not on expert birder, but know what I am doing. This app makes identification challenging, and impossible. The birds are listed alphabetically by their proper names so if you don't know that the quetzl is called the resplendent quetzl, there is no way to find the bird. I tried many times to filter by bird characteristics and not one time did it give me the relevant bird. The photos are no good either. I am EXTREMELY disapointed because my trip to Costa Rica is over and the app didn't help me once.

excellent supplement to field guide


Although I may never completely untether from the book format field guide, this app superbly supplements the most current such field guide. Of the three named contributors/developers, two are among the most highly regarded birding guides in Costa Rica (both mentioned most recently by Richard Garrigues in the acknowledgments of the second edition of his field guide), and their expertise is ably demonstrated in the species accounts. They continue to add new species , new photos,new range maps and new sound recordings.

And this birder is grateful to the developers for NOT following the trend of so many. Their updates are not limited to devices with only the most current OS. The current app release 3 can be used on devices with OS 5 or later, which means that I retain full functionality on my iPot Touch 4G.

Anyone interested in the birds of Central America will enjoy this app, and birders will welcome the availability of supplementary information and bird sound recordings in the field.

Finally! A great app for Costa Rica birds

CostaRican birder

I love birding in Costa Rica, but carrying around a printed field guide is not a favorite part of it. This new app is just what I have been waiting for! It doesn't have all the birds that can be seen in Costa Rica - for example, it doesn't have the Solitary Eagle. But it does have everything you're likely to see, and I'm sure the developers will continue to seek out and photograph those rarely seen species that are missing. I like the search features and I like being able to see the birds either by alphabetical listing or by family. You can mark in notes whether the bird was seen or heard, which I very much like. And, the maps help a lot. I can hardly wait for updates, such as being able to make lists for ebird.


Michael Mullin
466 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Michael Mullin


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