Full-featured birding field guide for Costa Rica, including bird photographs, range maps, calls, field marks, description, habitat. NO ADVERTISEMEMTS. FREE UPGRADES. Additional features include comprehensive filter choice, sorting options, personal notes, camera, email notes and photos.
All species in Costa Rica listed, images for more than 890 species, sounds for around 660 species.
New, improved note keeping, including note filtering, recording GPS position, and emailing 1 or a batch of notes in eBird format. New Similar Species features allows quick comparison of field sightings.

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

What's New

Version 4.25.0

Minor edits

Customer Reviews

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.

Excellent Value


We went on a two week birding trip in Costa Rica. I had ordered a plastic bird card in addition to the book. I saw this app and thought it was only a few dollars more than the plastic card so I downloaded it.

In the field, I stopped carrying the book and card and only used the app. The rest of the group were constantly asking to see it even though our excellent guide had the book.

The only con is that the families are listed under the scientific name rather than common. When you type in hummingbird, not all the listed hummingbirds come up.

We have been birding in a number of Central and South American countries where even finding a decent book was difficult. We were delighted to find this great app.

The other reviewer stated that the national bird, clay colored thrush, is not listed. I just checked the app and it is there. Suggest he use the search function at the top of the lists. You have to scroll up to get to it.


Michael Mullin
426.4 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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