iBird Canada, considered the world’s most popular identification app to birds of Canada and the United States, takes a major leap forward with “Time of Day” filtering available in version 10.06 You can now search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). iBird is the only app that offers Birds Around Me (BAM)—showing just those species in your GPS location. It also features our patented Percevia™ smart search, which helps you identify birds just like the birding experts.

iBird Canada contains all 692 common and rare species found in the territories and provinces of Canada and the upper regions of the United States including Alaska. It is designed to help both experienced and novice birders identify and learn about their birds. Unlike other iPhone apps, iBird includes is completely up to date with the 2017 AOU checklist.

Birders seeing a wider range including the entire North American continent may want to review our iBird Plus, Pro and Ultimate products.

More Details of What’s New:

With the iBird Canada’s avian matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of our 37 identification field marks to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have 1,700 built-in bird songs, 2,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,000 hand drawn composite illustrations and over 1,000 range maps.

Version 10.06 of iBird Canada Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up and sharing your own photos, notes and favorites among all your devices.

** NOTE: If you would like to try out iBird and spend no money, check out the newly released iBird LITE Free Guide to Birds of North America. It contains all the features of paid iBird Canada, including BAM, but contains just 50 species. And it’s completely FREE. **


■ iBird now takes advantage of the high-resolution retina displays of the iPhone and iPad so the screen shows more information than ever.

■ Contains the latest 2016/17 AOU checklists.

■ Splits-History. See what birds were renamed, split into different species or lumped together for every year.

■ View all birds by head which makes identification easier.

■ Back up and sync favourites and notes with iCloud and share with all your devices and your friends.

■ Fun new birder’s “stickers” to spruce up your text in Messages.

Other Features

iBird Canada contains these time-tested features:

■ The only birding app that includes both Illustrations and Photos.

■ Every species is shown perched and in flight and most show major seasonal, age and male/female variations.

■ Identify 689 species of both native and rare Canadian birds.

■ In-depth descriptions including information on size, appearance, habitat, behaviour, and more.

■ Save multiple personal species lists and your sightings in Notes which can be backed up and synced in iCloud.

■ Includes thousands of carefully selected and edited sound recordings from the Xeno-Canto Community of bird song recordists.

■ Filter birds by territory, province or body of water, so that you see only the species likely to occur in your location.

■ iBird’s icon-driven visual search engine, with 35 attributes, enables you to identify birds using shape, colour, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and much more.

■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code.

■ Comprehensive seasonal and migratory range maps include subspecies.

Additional Features

■ The only app with a field mark layer which displays key ID marks for male, female, juvenile.

■ All new range maps now include Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall ranges plus Year-round and Migration ranges.

■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels. The standard is maintained by Birdlife International and is called the IUCN Red List.

What's New

Version 10.06

Besides compatibility with the iPhone X, this new expanded version of iBird is completely updated for the 2017 American Ornithological Union (AOU) Supplement. There are two new species; the Cassia Crossbill and the Sinaloa Wren. The Thayer’s Gull has been lumped as a subspecies of the Iceland Gull. Plus there are over 100 small changes, some of which are listed below.

In our continuing effort to improve our illustrations and photos we have updated the following 24 species drawings with much improved composite illustrations: Band-rumped Storm-Petrel, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Bronzed Cowbird, Cassia Crossbill, Couch's Kingbird, Eskimo Curlew, Eurasian Coot, Glaucous Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Golden-winged Warbler, Gray-crowned Yellowthroat, Hairy Woodpecker, Harlequin Duck, Iceland Gull, Killdeer, Long-billed Dowitcher, Northern Waterthrush, Painted Redstart, Say's Phoebe, Sinaloa Wren, Smith's Longspur, Swainson's Warbler, White-headed Woodpecker, Willow Ptarmigan. You can see these in a matched list by selecting Search->Illustration Update->10.06.

There are 7 new AOU changes to Families: Sylviid Warblers (Sylviidae) changed to Old World Babblers (Timaliidae), Leaf Warblers (Phylloscopidae) changed to Bush Warblers, Tesias and Allies (Cettidae), Grassbirds (Megaluridae) changed to Grassbirds (Locustellidae), Cardinals & Piranga Tanagers (Cardinalidae) changed to Spindalises (Spindalidae), Emberizids (Emberizidae) has a new famuly New World Sparrows and Towhees (Passerellida). Finally the family Parulidae has changed to Icteriidae. Note the family Icteriidae is monotypic, containing only a single species, the Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens).

Owls of Mexico
Includes Owls of Mexico, the first time we have extended the North America database to include new species. In this collection our favorite 16 Owls of Mexico and Central America are presented in all the high quality detail iBird is known for, including illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls, photos, ID and behavior data and much more. Take a look at the graphical onboard tutorial on the Purchase page for a visual presentation of a typical species account for this package.

Time of Day Search
The new Time of Day search feature lets you filter birds by activity intervals during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). Time of Day Notes which provide additional information about a species behavior are found on each species from a new Time of Day menu. The Time of Day feature is particularly useful for birders who are interested in night birding.

Ratings and Reviews

Stunning !

Dr Waleed

This application is unreal !! Having this resource handy in your pocket is an unbelievable experience. I am a bird watcher and a bird photographer. This application transformed birding for me. A complete access to ALL birds in in Canada within a flick of a finger. The search function is very effective. The reverse look up (helps with identification of a bird) is beyond imagination, I can't see any tool matching this in the field. The illustrations and the photographs are top notch quality. I can't see a better deal for under 10 bucks ! One more thing .. all this is preloaded on the iPhone, so no internet connection is required when you use the application, this is critical, as data coverage in remote areas (where birds are) is limited. Over all a 5 star application ! Keep up the hard work. I will definitely be a returning customer.

I love this app!


I live near the border and frequently have the opportunity to travel into Canada and it's nice to know that this bird guide is tucked away in my pocket! The paintings of each birds remind me of the Audubon paintings and the added bonus of photographs really ensures that I will be able to ID my bird. A further bonus are the bird songs. Being able to actually hear the call as opposed to relying on the pneumonic phrasing is very helpful. Highly reccomended.

Best example guide I have seen yet


I read a review about this app at the "Cloudy Days and Netbook Nights" web site where it was extensively reviewed. I like the fact iBird Canada has both illustrations and photos which no book has ever offered. The bird call sounds are long and loud. The ability to compare similar bird calls is very useful. I am tossing my bird guide and just carrying this app around from now on.


Mitch Waite Group
1.4 GB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Italian, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Mitch Waite Group
In-App Purchases
  1. Percevia and BAM Bundle $4.99
  2. Time of Day $0.99
  3. Birds Around Me $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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