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Peterson Birds — A Field Guide to Birds of North America

By gWhiz, LLC

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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.


As the official Peterson app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, 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.

With more detail than any other mobile bird guide, the app 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.


Presented in a fun-to-use, innovative format, Peterson Birds of North America is a must-have tool for birding enthusiasts everywhere! No other mobile birding app even comes close.

▶ Peterson Birds is the only app that lets you compare similar species by sight, song, and range from one screen.

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

▶ Know exactly what you’re looking for? Search birds by name and/or location. Not quite sure? Browse birds by category or alphabetically.

▶ Make our app YOUR app - create your own Species Notebook with user photos, notes, sightings and checklist information, share lists with friends, record your sightings, 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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Got questions? Visit the Peterson Guides support forum at for the fastest response. Or, email, find us on Twitter — @petersonguides, and Facebook —

What's New in Version 2.5

Search Improvements
- faster
- allow multiple attributes for a given parameter (e.g. month = February AND March)
- automatically populate state and month
- save search directly to checklist
- filter on abundance


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Customer Reviews

Very Much Improved Now

I originally had a lot of issues with the new version. However, you guys have gone a long way to fixing the problems and making this once again the best birding app available. Especially great is your fixes to the plate resolution issue and bringing back, and improving, the ability to add user pictures. Also, the user noted function is great! Thanks for your hard work and I look forward to even better improvements in the future!

iPad version now won't open

While I usually use my iPhone, and that still works for this app, it crashes on my iPad when I try to open it. This is sad since I really do wish to use it from both.

Boo! Hiss!

Both of my Peterson Field Guides stopped opening sometime unknown to me and my iPad. I was in the field on the Christmas Bird Count and neither would open. Was it the upgrade to iOS9.x or the last upgrade of the Peterson's?

Peterson Birds — A Field Guide to Birds of North America
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $14.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.5
  • Size: 417 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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