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Peterson Bird Identifier & Field Guide

By gWhiz, LLC

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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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What's New in Version 2.8

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Customer Reviews

Customer Service at its best

When I got the notice I needed to purchase this app I initially went ballistic because I purchased it a long time ago and I had also received a notice that my iBird app from Mitch Waite group would no longer be upgraded and I would have to purchase a "new" app!
Here is the difference between the two companies. gWiz LLC went out of their way to help me. I received a personal email from customer service with a phone contact. They reset my information and even stayed on the phone until I was satisfied that everything was in working order.
The Mitch Waite group however, simply told me in an email that they needed to charge for upgrades because of the cost of maintaining their program. What they didn't explain was why they sell an apps at huge costs then stop upgrading them and bring the same apps under new names expecting us to pay for them again.
Kudos to gWiz LLC!!!

Required repurchase

I just recently upgraded from an iPhone 5 to an iPhone 8. When I tried to download this app from the cloud, it wanted to make me pay for it all over again. I assume it’s because there’s a newer version. I’ve already paid for the app and don’t see why should have to pay for it again. What really stinks is that I don’t even have access to the old features, which I enjoyed. After reading some of the if you reviews, I’m not sure I want to spend $15 on the upgrade. And was really bad, is they tell you that if you pay the $15 then you get “lifetime access“ all the birds. I already paid the $15 and should have lifetime access, hard to know what to believe.


I like this app a lot. Have been using this for several years now. Very good intuitive design. Really like the look of the sighting log and the ability to add comments. Also add my photos to the bird descriptions. The bird search section adapts to where you are. Find it very easy to look up a bird. I bird with my binoculars and iPad and this App. I highly recommend it.

Peterson Bird Identifier & Field Guide
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.8
  • 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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