Ready for exotic birds? iBird Hawaii and Palau is the only 100% complete app guide to birds of the Hawaiian Islands as well as the environmentally sensitive island nation of Palau. The app, which contains 228 species of Hawaiian birds and 169 species of Palauan birds offers all the features that contribute to making iBird the most popular birding app in the world. Like our top of the line iBird Ultimate app, iBird Hawaii and Palau offers the popular Birds Around Me (BAM) GPS feature as well as the Percevia™ Smart Search feature.

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In 2008 iBird broke new ground as it turned the iPhone into a field guide app that identifies birds and plays their songs. Featured in Apple’s television commercials, it started a revolution that made iBird the most respected birding app in the world.

** NOTE If you would like to try out iBird at no expense, check the newly released iBird LITE Free Guide to Birds of North America. It contains all the features of paid iBird Ultimate, but includes just 50 species. And it’s completely FREE. **

Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner, iBird Hawaii and Palau is the most authoritative guide to these exotic birds.


■ Separate databases for Hawaii and Palau allow doing independent searching and identification as well as separate species accounts and song libraries.

■ Birds Around Me (BAM) narrows the species being searched to just those found at your GPS location, within a radius and season you specify.

■ Percevia™ intelligent search is a patented algorithm that guarantees you will only choose search attributes that narrow the matched list of birds.

■ 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 2017 AOU checklists.

■ Splits History. See what birds were renamed, split into different species or lumped together for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

■ View all birds by head which makes identification easier.

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

Popular Features

■ ‘Birds Around Me’ narrows the search list to just those birds centered on your GPS location, within a specified radius and a specific season.

■ The patented Percevia™ intelligent search prevents you from making the wrong choice when searching for your bird.

■ 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 397 species of both native and rare Hawaiian and Palauan birds.

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

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

■ iBird’s icon-driven visual search engine, with 35 attributes, enables you to identify birds using shape, color, 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.

■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels including Least Concern, Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Endangered, Critically Endangered and Extinct in the Wild. The standard is maintained by Birdlife International and is called the IUCN Red List.

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What's New

Version 10.06

Besides compatibility with the iPhone X, this new version of iBird Hawaii and Palau has updated the following illustrations: Band-rumped Storm-Petrel, Glaucous Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Killdeer and Long-billed Dowitcher. You can see these in a matched list by selecting Search->Illustration Update->10.06.

Also includes a new Splits-History search attribute, retina mode compatibility, 64-bit architecture update and minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings



You’d think these folks could get the Hawaiian words spelled correctly. But NO. Look at the range maps. Kahoʻolawe is spelled Kahoolwe. The Hawaiian alphabet has five vowels, eight consonants including the okina(ʻ). Hawaiian: ʻAkiapolaʻau. MWG: Akiapolaau.

Just what I was looking for


I've been searching for a books or apps that cover birds of the Hawaiian islands and have been very disappointed. But that's all changed with iBird Hawaii Guide to Birds. The illustrations are gorgeous and there are hundred of photos but my favorite feature is the search engine for identification. After using it for a week I'm beginning to learn how the birding experts think which is very cool.

The addition of Palau is very welcome as I have heard of this island and the bird life there is supposed to be incredible. After playing with the app and learning about Palau I pan to visit.

I'm using iBird Journal along with this app to create checklists of species I'm likely to encounter on Maui. So I'll report my results when I get back from my vacation to Maui next week.

Best Hawaii Bird Guide


My friend forwarded iBird's newsletter which helped me discover this is the best reference guide to birds of Hawaii.

I've been to the Big Island many times and been frustrated with the books about bird life. None for example could tell me where to find the rare Akiapolaau or the Lavender Waxbill which is native to Africa. iBird Hawaii's great range maps showed me exactly where to find them both (the Waxbill is on the west coast).

I love the Birds Around Me feature - I centered the map on the Mamalalahoa Highway on the West coast of Hawaii and found the Lavender Waxbill and the Omao were both nearby. Happy days.

I've always wanted to visit Palau for its skin diving and now that I have an app with all its birds its on my bucket list.

awesome quality illustrations and love the songs and calls.


Mitch Waite Group
941.9 MB
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+
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