iBird Pro Guide to Birds
By Mitch Waite Group
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
iBird™ Pro, considered by experts to be the world’s best app for identifying birds of North America, has been completely updated with the American Ornithological Union’s 2017 Supplement. 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) with the optional Time of Day package. iBird Pro 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. Finally iBird Pro 10.06 includes our new Owls of Mexico and Central America package, including illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more for these remarkable species.
iBird developers never sleep. Version 10.06 adds a unique collection of audio recordings for all Owls as well as 16 new composite illustrations. To see the latest drawings, go to Illustration Update on the Search menu and select 10.06.
More Details of What’s New: bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew
iBird Pro contains 946 species of North American birds, including both common and rare species. It is designed to help both experienced and novice birders identify and learn about their birds. Unlike other iPhone apps, iBird includes most of the popular birds of the Hawaiian Islands and is completely up to date with the 2017 AOU and ABA checklists.
With iBird Pro’s Percevia™ matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of 35 identification attributes to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have 3,300 built-in bird song recordings, 4,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,750 hand-drawn composite illustrations and over 1,000 range maps.
Version 10.065 of iBird Pro Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up and sharing your own photos, notes and favorites among all your devices.
With over 1 million downloads iBird is the standard that all birding apps are measured by.
■ Identify 946 species with in-depth descriptions including details on appearance, habitat, behavior, conservation, size, weight, color, pattern, shape, sexual differences and much more.
■ Birds Around Me and Percevia™ smart search now available as in-app purchases with free 7 day trials.
■ Splits-History lets you see what birds have had name changes, have been split into more than one species or lumped into one species.
■ iBird’s icon-driven visual search engine enables you to identify birds using shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and more.
■ Extensive identification paragraphs and hard-to-find details such as diet, nest information, egg color, sex of incubator, vocalization definitions, and more.
■ The only birding app that includes both Illustrations and Photos.
■ Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery.
■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code.
■ Comprehensive range maps which include migratory routes as well as subspecies maps for 40 species.
■ Only app with a field mark layer which displays key ID marks for male, female and juvenile birds.
■ Post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers with an easy and user-friendly Notes and Favorites interface.
■ iBird’s database is completely self-contained; no internet connection is required like many other birding apps.
■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels maintained by Birdlife International and is called the IUCN Red List.
■ All screens optimized for tablets - illustrations, photos and range maps fill the screen.
■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English).
What's New in Version 10.06
Besides compatibility with the iPhone X, this new expanded version of iBird Pro has been updated for the 2017 AOU (American Ornithological Union) 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. We’ve also added a new Splits History search attribute so you can see what species have been split or lumped in past years.
There are 7 new AOU changes to Families (not all are included in this sample app): 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).
In our continuing effort to improve our illustrations and photos we have updated the following 32 species drawings with much improved composite illustrations: Ashy Storm-Petrel, Band-rumped Storm-Petrel, Bermuda Petrel, Black Storm-Petrel, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Bronzed Cowbird, Cassia Crossbill, Couch's Kingbird, Crescent-chested Warbler, 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, Rufous-capped Warbler, Say's Phoebe, Sinaloa Wren, Slate-throated Redstart, Smith's Longspur, Swainson's Warbler, White-headed Woodpecker, Willow Ptarmigan, Wrentit. You can see these in a matched list by selecting Search->Illustration Update->10.06.
Owls of Mexico
This sample app shows one Owl of our new Owls of Mexico package, 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. You can s=view one of the new Owls in iBird Lite by going to Search->Illustration Update->10.03 — Mexican Owls.
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.
Solid birding app
Was a bit hesitant to spend this much on a birding app, but is was definitely worth it. Great illustrations, sound library, and tons of supporting information. App allows you to add your own photos which is neat. The slide show allows to to sit back and watch and listen, helping with identification skills. I don’t think you could go wrong with this app if your looking for an all around bird guide.
Great AOU Update
I’ve been waiting for iBird to update to the latest 2017 AOU standard and the app doesn’t disappoint. Love the new illustrations, detailed range maps and songs. I went ahead and bought the Mexican Owls in-app purchase as the Time of Day. Both outstanding developments. Thanks iBird developers.
Stunningly Good App
I have been using iBird for several years - at least seven - and I find it very good, well up-dated, and just getting richer all the time in added and improved content. I hardly ever open a print guide anymore when in the field.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Dec 23, 2017
- Version: 10.06
- Size: 1.77 GB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Italian, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: Mitch Waite Group
- © Mitch Waite Group
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- Birds Around Me$2.99
- Percevia and BAM Bundle$4.99
- Time of Day$0.99
- Everything Bundle$6.99
- Mexican Owls$1.99
- Percevia Smart Search$2.99