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Peterson Backyard Birds - A Field Guide to Birds of North America

By gWhiz, LLC

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Birding has never been easier or more fun! Quickly identify birds you see in your backyard with Roger Tory Peterson's innovative identification system. Time-tested illustrations and our unique display of similar looking birds make for fast comparison. And, best of all, it’s free!


Offering undeniable value and unmatched portability, Peterson Backyard Birds puts comprehensive descriptions, full-color illustrations, bird songs, range maps and nest photos for 162 of the most popular species of North American birds right at your fingertips.

A valuable resource - 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.


Serious birders and novices alike will love this fun, easy to navigate app. With its innovative format and searchability, Peterson Backyard Birds of North America is a must-have tool for birding enthusiasts everywhere!

▶ Peterson Birds is the only app that lets you compare multiple 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, month, habitat, type and/or location. Not quite sure? Browse birds by type 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.

▶ Want a more complete birding experience? Upgrade this free app by removing ads or download the full 820 species version of the app - Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.


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 2.5

County level search
Share Sightings with friends
Add notes to checklist species
Export checklists into CSV format for easy sharing/editing/printing
Content corrections


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Customer Reviews

Free version is useless

The free version only includes 162 species which is useless. Couldn't even ID a Redtail Hawk.

The Cornell Bird ID app is much better and free.

The free app is really just an ad to get you to buy the full application which I'm not sure I want to bother with given the quality of the Cornell app.

No Restore

I bought this at some and now no restore!

Love this App

Summer Tanagers arrived early this year! Thanks to this app, I was able to learn that the "cheerful, red birds" in my yard are called Summer Tanagers. I used the App's sound clips to identify their call. The App allows you to narrow your search by entering city or state or even zip code! Great reference tool...and it's free. Thank you Peterson Team.

Peterson Backyard Birds - A Field Guide to Birds of North America
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  • Free
  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 2.5
  • Size: 81.1 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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