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iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

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iBird Yard Plus Guide to Birds will help you Identify any of 242 species of garden and yard birds of North America and Hawaii as well as some popular seabirds and raptors. Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner at birding, iBird Yard Plus is completely up to date with the 2016 AOU and ABA checklist. iBird Yard Plus contains exact details on both native and rare North American and Hawaiian birds.

With the iBird Yard Plus’s avian matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of 19 identification field marks to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have 1,000 built-in bird songs, 1,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 750 hand drawn composite illustrations and 250 range maps.

Update 9.2 of iBird Yard Plus 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 Yard Plus 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 243 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.

■ Four 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 updated drawings, 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 9.30

■ Improved migration from Dropbox to iCloud.
■ Updates should now be smaller downloads.
■ Fixed a few bugs.


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Customer Reviews

Not a birder, but a bird lover!

I live in the boonies in the PNW, having grown up in So. Cal. I have SO many birds passing through my yard - from owls and bald eagles to little yellow finch-like things that flit so fast that I haven't been able to see more than a blur of yellow! Someday, I'll see enough to narrow down my search, and I know this app will help me identify it. I've identified one frequent visitor by its morning-song!
The perfect app for anyone who looks at the world with a "what's that?" on their lips!

Interactive multimedia bird enthusiasts bible

This app has it all. You can look at photos others have taken, you can upload your own, you can hear all the calls, and you can read a lot of information about each breed. You can view migration patterns also.

Fun for kids

Our almost two year old twin grandkids love to find new birds and find the birds they know from the park. They beg to hear the different sounds and songs of the birds, the colors, different beaks, and educational for me too. I hope they will remember some birds and bird calls.

iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 9.30
  • Size: 425 MB
  • 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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