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Description

iBird Ultimate is our most birding advanced app. It comes with the two advanced features built in: “Birds Around Me” (BAM), a feature which restricts the birds to just those found in your current GPS area and the patented “Percevia™ Smart Search” feature which gives anyone the skills of a bird identification expert. If you are not sure you’ll need these features you can try iBird Pro, a less expensive app which offers both these as in-app features you can buy at any time. iBird Plus is like Pro but has half the search attributes.

iBird Ultimate also 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).

Also included in this version is our new Owls of Mexico and Central America package, including all the hard to find details which iBird is so well known for: illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more.

More Details of What’s New: bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew

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.

Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner at birding, iBird Ultimate contains 946 species of both native and rare North American and Hawaiian birds, is completely up to date with the 2017 AOU and ABA checklists, and is the only app to offer both illustrations and photographs.

With iBird Ultimate’s avian matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of our 35 identification field marks to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have 3,300 built-in bird songs, 4,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,750 hand drawn composite illustrations and over 1,000 range maps.

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

From tiny 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.

** NOTE If you would like to try out iBird at no cost check the newly released iBird LITE Free Guide to Birds of North America. It contains all the features of paid iBird Ultimate, but contains just 35 species. And it’s completely FREE. **

Features

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

■ Percevia™ intelligent search is a patented algorithm that guarantees you will only choose search attributes that narrow the matched list of birds. It also comes built-in to iBird Ultimate.

■ 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 and ABA 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 favorites 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

■ 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.

■ 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

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 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.

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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

101 Ratings

101 Ratings

The best birdwatching app around, bar none!

Void1995

I love this app! I use it every time I go out hiking and it’s amazing. The quality and detail of the pictures, the sounds, ranges, and morphs is amazing. I can find any bird with the specific searches and filters and it has helped me countless times. This is the best bird watching app around bar none. I highly recommend this app to anyone new through highly experienced who goes birdwatching.

My only request is that they update it for the iPhone X to take full advantage of the larger and redesigned display as it doesn’t look as good when letter boxed.

Thank you guys for such an amazing app!

Great in the field

Tachyon186

I've been using IBird Ultimate for 2 years and truly believe it's like having multiple field guides in my pocket. When birding it is very quick in finding the facts I need and identification with confidence. The pictures and photos in HD are at least the quality of any guide. Having the sounds right at your fingertips is awesome. It is so easy to switch from one category to the other many options. I especially like the ability to go to the companion iBird Journal to make detailed documentation and save it and return to the field guide with ease. Highly recommended.

A complete tool

Angelwood

This product is a powerful and complete tool. It is a very good field guide and almost as fast as thumbing through my good old standby. The song files sold it for me as there is no pocket field guide that can provide such a comprehensive feature. I can both ID a bird by song or, more importantly, I can use my iPhone to call birds in! An awesome way to get a closer look. I picked up the entire package of field guide and journal. I appreciate the ability to record my birding events.

Information

Seller
Mitch Waite Group
Size
1.8 GB
Category
Reference
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Arabic, Italian, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Mitch Waite Group
Price
$19.99
In-App Purchases
  1. Time of Day $0.99
  2. Mexican Owls $1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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