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Peterson Field Guides - Backyard Birds

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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 2.5.1

Improved support for VoiceOver users
Minor bug fixes
New icon!


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Peterson Field Guides - Backyard Birds
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  • Free
  • Category: Reference
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  • Version: 2.5.1
  • Size: 101 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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