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iBird Pro Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

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Identify any bird of North America instantly with iBird Pro Guide to Birds, the world's best field guide to birds. Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner at birding, iBird Pro is completely up to date with the 2016 AOU and ABA checklist. iBird Pro contains over 900 species of both native and rare North American and Hawaiian birds.

With the iBird Pro’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 Ultimate also has 37 search attributes while iBird Plus has 21 search attributes). iBird's comprehensive species pages have 2,600 built-in bird songs, 4,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,700 hand drawn composite illustrations and 1,000 range maps.

Update 9.2 of iBird Pro Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up and sharing your own photos, notes and favorites among all your devices.

From tiny birds to angry birds, iBird works like magic, revealing a list of birds that perfectly matches your search choices. With over 1 million downloads iBird is the standard that all birding apps are measured by.


■ Identifies 940 species with in-depth descriptions including details on appearance, habitat, behavior, conservation, size, weight, color, pattern, shape, sexual differences and much more.

■ 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.

■ Voluminous identification 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.

■ The powerful search engine means no longer scrolling through hundreds of the wrong choices. iBird matches just those birds near you that fit your description.

■ Ten hours of highest quality bird sound recordings.

■ Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery.

■ This new update to iBird we have added 29 new drawings, 3 new search attributes to help you identify birds and other improvements you have asked for.

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

■ Comprehensive seasonal and migratory range maps include subspecies.

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

■ 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.

■ Download and Installation is must faster now with Apple’s App Thinning.

Other Features

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

■ New Conservation Status search attribute lets you search by the size of any species population as well as see specific species endangered status on each account. The standard is 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).

"If you’re looking for the most expansive digital key, the encyclopedia-like iBird excels. It has the most sophisticated algorithm, incorporates live location, shows search results in real time (with a slide show option) and has the most fine-grained advanced key choices."
-The Quest for a Bird Identification Key by Diana Doyle in ABA BIRDING magazine, March/April 2014 issue

What's New in Version 9.21

Update 9.21 of iBird Pro Guide to Birds fixes a bug in iCloud Notes. Be aware that iCloud has replaced Dropbox for backing up your own photos, notes and favorites. There is a migration feature that will automatically move your Notes and Favorites from Dropbox to iCloud. Just follow the popup instructions. Additionally, we have updated these species: Caspian Tern, Common Ground-Dove, Dusky Thrush, Elf Owl, Great Skua, Hoary Redpoll, Olive-backed Pipit, Reed Bunting and the Rustic Bunting.

If you encounter ANY issues please contact us at . We'll be happy to assist you!


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Customer Reviews

Greatly enhances bird watching experience

This app helps extraordinarily with identifying sparrow, warbler, shorebirds which can be difficult on your own because there's so many different ones. You can filter out bird list to only show birds in your region. Filter bird list by physical characteristics. The bird sounds in the app help greatly in identifying also. Some birds will respond to the app sounds for example, lets say you spot an indigo bunting, play the indigo bunting song on your phone with the volume turned all the way up... keep eyes on the bird while doing this, you will notice the bird responds either vocally or moves to a slightly different location near where you're standing. Sone birds it wont work but you'll find certain birds will consistently respond. This helps if you need the bird to move to get a different look at it. Great app, would easily pay double the price. Excellent for sure, I can't say enough good things about it.

Use it all the time

I'm a professional biologist, and I use this all the time in the field. I especially like to use it to confirm bird calls that I hear when I'm in dense vegetation and have no chance of seeing the bird (although, I live in California, and a lot of the species that are found nationwide have recordings from only a state or two on the east coast! It'd be great to increase the diversity of recordings). I frequently find illustrations to be misleading in visually identifying birds, so I also appreciate that the app includes photos. Also a lot easier to use that trying to fish my field guide out of the bottom of my pack.

Love this app

I recently started to take appreciation in our feathered friends living around my house. I live in a wooded area near the ocean and this app has helped me identify birds that previously I had no idea existed. Excellent search and refine features. Ability to save favorite birds to a list for quick reference. Listen to bird calls for identification which is extremely useful, especially for those birds that wake you up at 5am every morning. If you're into birds, or just getting started, it's worth the $$.

iBird Pro Guide to Birds
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $14.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 9.21
  • Size: 1.40 GB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Italian, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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