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Peterson Birds Pocket Edition - A Field Guide to Birds of North America

By Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Designed for nature lovers on a budget, Peterson Birds Pocket Edition helps you identify birds fast with Roger Tory Peterson's innovative ID system, time-tested illustrations, unique display of similar looking birds and lots of bird songs.

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"... this is the most birding bang-for-buck anywhere, ever."

"For 99¢, best app you can get."

"... 99¢ is an amazing value."


Peterson Birds Pocket Edition features over 800 species of North American birds from the best-selling book, Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, with Roger Tory Peterson's breathtakingly beautiful illustrations, range maps, species details, bird songs, and more.

Now you can carry the full content of Peterson's field guide to birds of North America book in your pocket, wherever you go.

Peterson Birds Pocket Edition gives you detailed information on more than 800 species of North American birds, including Roger Tory Peterson's ground-breaking illustrations and identification system. The Peterson ID system uses arrows to highlight unique field marks for each species. No other app lets you compare similar looking birds on a single screen by sight, song, and location.

The app includes bird songs from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library and provides an alphabetic and QuickFind index, search by state and date, checklists, and more.

Discover more about the birds you see every day in your garden, on your hike or about town, with Peterson Birds Pocket Edition, from the developer of the the award-winning app, Peterson Birds of North America.


Peterson Birds Pocket Edition is a universal app and runs on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The app supports the extended screen size of the iPhone 5, and looks fantastic on the iPad mini.

▶ Compare similar species by sight, song, and range from one screen [no other bird app can do this!]

▶ App tutorial [new in v1.1]

▶ Swipe through page after page of Roger Tory Peterson's meticulously organized illustrations, so you can ID birds faster

▶ Go directly to the birds you're looking for with an alphabetically index, our unique QuickFind index, and comprehensive search function

▶ Keep track of the birds you see with our built-in Life List

▶ Make our app your app, create custom lists of birds and save them to your home screen, save search results as lists, move icons around the home screen, change the font size and change the position of toolbar icons to suit left-handed or right-handed use

▶ Improve your bird identification skills with how-to articles, a detailed topographical bird illustration and a copy of the American Birding Association's Principles of Birding Ethics

Need a more powerful bird app?

Try the award-winning Peterson Birds of North America, which includes:

▶ All features of Peterson Birds Pocket Edition
▶ Extended species details taken from 7 Peterson field guide books
▶ Nest photographs
▶ Add your own photos to each species
▶ Similar species links
▶ Full content of the Peterson Reference Guide to Molt in North American Birds book
▶ Extended search parameters
▶ Unique list generation and import capability (share lists and import lists for every county in the US and Canada from
▶ Record sightings
▶ Extended articles on feeder birds and how to attract birds to your garden.


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What's New in Version 1.1

This release includes
— new tutorial
— updated search-by-state with latest sightings info from Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird database
— Search-by-state now includes Canadian provinces
— new Settings menu


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Customer Reviews

Great for Field Birding

Easy to ID birds with the detailed sketches (including morphs), range maps, vocal files, and descriptions, as well as the ability to visually drill down to species by features (size, color, general look). Allows creation of multiple lists.

The only things I would require for ease of use (and a 4+ star rating!) would be that 1--the lists you create should only show the birds you have seen and selected rather than having to scroll thru the list of ALL birds looking for red check marks to signify the ones you have chosen. 2--room for field notes to include date/time, location + general notes. 3--inclusion of more birds that may be migratory, or out of your region if you are traveling. Please consider adding these worthwhile features.

Otherwise, a great app to use as a quick reference and/or to make a quick list of sightings! Thanks for your time and thought in developing this app for the birding community!

have a bird in my pocket

I’m a long time user of the Peterson book, so to have it on my iPhone at all times is a great thing.
Using the app and being able to create filters for local and environment are great features.
have bird songs is awesome

Not worth $4

Tried the free version and found it pretty decent. Paid for this and am very disappointed. No single pictures of birds, just groups. I filtered for Michigan birds and got birds that have never been seen in Michigan and again only group pictures which include all birds of a group including those that shouldn't be there according to your filter. Just not worth $4.

Peterson Birds Pocket Edition - A Field Guide to Birds of North America
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $3.99
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 476 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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