This is a LITE version of The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America but is fully functional and includes ONLY 30 species, compared to 813 species in the full app. If you like the way this app works please check out the full version.

The Sibley Guide to Birds has become the most popular and fastest selling printed guide to birds as well as the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to North American Birds. Now this free LITE version includes:
Over 240 hi-res images including detailed maps showing not just winter and summer range but also migration and rare occurrence.
Every species is shown perched and in flight from above and below.
Shows every major seasonal, age, and male/female variation.
Detailed coverage of subspecies and regional variations.
Detailed descriptions of songs and calls, comparing similar species measurements of length, wingspan, and weight for almost every species.

Now all of that information is available in an easy-to-navigate portable format on the iPhone/iPad. In addition this version of the app also includes:
● Swipe to move to the next or previous species.
● One-tap enlargement of images and rotating the device expands images further.
● Over 190 carefully-selected and edited sound recordings. Nearly all species are represented with multiple examples showing the range of vocalizations.
● The ability to compare any two images, maps, or sounds, side by side on the screen.
● The ability to filter by state/province, so that you see only the species likely to occur in your location, and to further reduce the possibilities to the most common birds in that area.
● The ability to search by distinguishing features such as size, prominent colors, habits, and group.
● A basic personal species list that stores your sightings saved to the device* with the ability to export the list using email or iTunes file sharing.

*Uninstalling/reinstalling the app will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own backup (master list) separate from the application.

We invite all users to share their comments and ideas on our forum at

NB. This Application WILL ONLY work on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS V3.1 or higher NOT A NORMAL IPOD CLASSIC/NANO and the download is about 40MB

What's New

Version 1.2

Updated app for the latest iOS and devices.

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings


herbert the BirdVert

I will repeat what Herbert wrote:

Be sure to read reviews before you purchase. It seemed this was my only choice. But 30 birds is absolutely ridiculous. It is a worthless app. Just trying to get a refund after purchasing it within the last hour. Good luck

AND the app has lousy navigation. Apple Store should take this off their inventory. I sure wish I knew how to get a refund on my purchase. Now I am leery of getting the full blown Birds of North America.

Only 30 birds


App only includes 30 birds. Why bother. Also it doesn’t display correctly on iPhone X. The search box is covered by the main menu bar. This app is pretty useless

Total rip off

Take it off apps

What? $20 for 30 birds.


Cool Ideas LLC
71.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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