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Peterson Bird Identifier & Field Guide

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In honor of Spring Migration, we are offering premium access for only $7.99 (limited time only)! This comprehensive mobile resource includes information from 8 Peterson Field Guide books, including the best-selling guide to birds in print - Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.
Take birdwatching to a whole new level! Quickly identify birds you see in your garden, on your way to work, or out on a hike, with Roger Tory Peterson's innovative identification system. Time-tested illustrations and our unique display of similar looking birds make for fast comparison.

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We have provided a limited free version of the content that you can try before deciding to upgrade. This version includes a limited look at the vast resources available.

Get your best value by upgrading to the Premium Version with a one time, in-app purchase. The Premium Version includes lifetime access to:

• 800+ species of birds to explore
• Create checklists, annotate sightings
• Listen to each bird’s vocalizations
• Unlimited access to all illustrations, range maps, & nest photos


As the official Peterson app, Peterson Birds puts comprehensive descriptions, full-color illustrations, bird songs, range maps, and nest photos for over 800 species of North American birds right at your fingertips.


Presented in a fun-to-use, innovative format, Peterson Birds of North America is a must-have tool for birding enthusiasts everywhere!

▶ Peterson Birds lets you compare similar species by sight, song, and range from one screen.

▶ Swipe through pages of wonderfully organized illustrations so you can identify birds faster.

▶ Locate birds in your area with ease using the smart search feature populated with user-specific county-level and monthly data. Not quite sure what you’re looking for? Browse birds by species category or alphabetically.

▶ Make our field guide YOUR go-to bird identifier - create your own Species Notebook with user photos, make custom lists of birds, record your sightings, share individual sightings and lists with friends via email or social media, and check birds off your life list.

▶ What's going on in your neighborhood this week? The app syncs up with the web-based Cornell University database, tracking every bird recorded in your county with frequency data for every week of the year. See for more information.


Peterson Birds of North America includes information from these print field guides:

• Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America
• Peterson Reference Guide to Molt in North American Birds
• Peterson Field Guides Hawks North America
• Peterson Field Guides Hummingbirds of North America
• Peterson Field Guides Warblers of North America
• Peterson Field Guides Eastern Bird’s Nests
• Peterson Field Guides Western Bird’s Nests
• Peterson Field Guides Feeder Birds Eastern North America


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Our Customer Success Team is available from 8am to 6pm, Monday - Friday (except on major holidays) to help you with technical questions about the app.
Call us at 319-246-5299 and email us at with any questions.

What's New in Version 2.7.1

Automatically back up lifelist on large lifelist changes


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Customer Reviews

Fantastic App

After reading some of the negative reviews it seems they may have had a glitch. But i have not had any problems and love the app. Easy to use, able to save lists, sounds and pictures to help identify, and auto recognition of your location so it limits the list to your area unless you over ride it. I had questions on it before I purchased it and the company quickly responded and answered my questions. Great support!

Tech meets Tradition

I read a couple reviews about the in-app purchase and was weary. So I did the 24 hour trial and it's everything that's in the book PLUS sounds and more! Why are people complaining about getting a $20 book (+bonuses) for less? I don't get it BUT I LOVE THIS GUIDE!
Beautiful images and amazing search! It takes into account where you are and what you should see based on the month.
If it was free I wouldn't trust it.

Dishonest marketing

I have had this app, with full content and functionality through Version 2.6.2, for years. Version 2.7 update was described as: "Cloud based synchronization..." and "Minor content corrections." NO MENTION that it now requires an "account" and in-app purchase. NO MENTION of the only significant changes they were sneaking in. I do not resent purchasing truly new versions of old apps, when new iOS changes require a major revision, and when the old app is not purposely disabled. Here, my app has been disabled, through deception by the seller. Fortunately, I am only a casual user of the app, and I still have iBird Pro.

Peterson Bird Identifier & Field Guide
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.7.1
  • Size: 490 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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