iBird Pro Guide to Birds

iBird Pro Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2009-03-27
  • Current IOS App Version: 12.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 2.01 GB
  • IOS App Developer: Mitch Waite Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 5,100 IOS App Ratings

Description

iBird Pro Field Guide to Birds of North America is Apple’s best-selling app for identifying any of the 963 species of birds on the North American continent. This newest version 12.0 of iBird™ Pro contains our revolutionary Photo Sleuth feature as a low cost in-app purchase. iBird Photo Sleuth will identify the species of any North American bird from a photo, even if of poor quality. No internet connection is needed to use it. Sleuth is available for a limited time at a 50% introductory price for our iBird Pro customers. A stand-alone version of Photo Sleuth is also available in the app store. You can watch a short slide show of how Sleuth works here: bit.ly/ibirdsleuth. Also new to this iBird Pro version are the 2018 American Ornithological Union updates including new splits, changes to common names, families, orders, etc. We’ve updated 37 high-resolution species illustrations, which, as you know, are one thing that sets iBird apart from all other birding apps, which only offer photographs. The iBird Pro architecture is now “consolidated”, meaning its default North America database is supplemented with databases of other countries, including the United Kingdom and Ireland, Hawaii and Palau. You can purchase databases for these countries at a price that is much lower than the individual apps, and instantly switch between them inside the app. The beauty of this new approach, which Apple asked us to implement, is there is no longer a need for multiple apps; a single version of iBird Pro can now serve as a reference guide to birds around the world. Furthermore, you can install iBird Pro on multiple devices and share it with your family plan so that with one app everyone can enjoy thousands of new species. Of course, we will also continue to update both the features of the app and the content of the databases as we have done for the past 10 years since iBird was first born in the Apple store. iBird continues to offer these other IAP features: Time-of-Day—lets you search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), etc., Birds Around Me (BAM)—shows just those species in your GPS location, Percevia™ smart search—patented feature that helps you identify birds just like the birding experts and Owls of Mexico and Central America—which includes illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more for these remarkable species. iBird developers never sleep: Version 12.0 adds 48 new drawings—to see these go to Search->Illustration Update-11.1. More Details of iBird Pro Version 12: http://ibird.com/whats-new/whats-new.html iBird Pro contains 963 species of North American birds, including both common, uncommon and rare species. The app is designed to help both experienced and novice birders identify and learn about their birds. Unlike other iPhone apps, iBird includes popular birds of the Hawaiian Islands and is completely up-to-date with the 2018 AOU and ABA checklists. Databases are available for the countries of the United Kingdom, Hawaii and the famous nation of Palau. Summary of Top Features ● SHARE the Species page. ● Identify 963 species with in-depth descriptions, including details on appearance, habitat, behavior, conservation, size, weight, color, pattern, shape, sexual differences, etc. ● Share any species page via Mail, Messages, Facebook, etc. ● Birds Around Me and Percevia™ smart search now available as in-app purchases with free 7-day trials. ● The only birding app that includes both Illustrations and Photos. ● Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery. ● Search by common name, Latin name and even band code. ● Comprehensive range maps that include migratory routes as well as subspecies maps for 40 species. ● Only app with a field mark layer that displays key ID marks for male, female and juvenile birds. ● iBird’s database is completely self-contained; no internet connection is required.

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Reviews

  • Won’t set up

    1
    By newbiebirder
    Can not get this app to set up on my phone. Keep getting a message that there is not enough available space even though I have 3GB free on my phone. I can’t figure out how much space is needed. Disappointed that I paid for an app I cannot use.
  • Excellent Resource

    5
    By HiddenLake
    Use this all the time for both identifying and logging while birding. The app flows well and is continually being updated at no charge.
  • New version

    1
    By bameggitt
    The new version makes it hard to browse and get photos up of the birds and many require additional expensive apps. Wish I hadn’t upgraded.
  • Have to by in apps to get it to do anything

    1
    By Mchdaisy123
    I typed in great Horned owl and it brings up 0 of 947. And a pop up saying I have to buy an app to see this. So what did I pay for?
  • Great encyclopedia. Pay attention to descriptions.

    4
    By fjpoblam
    We finally noted that some of the raven sounds are from other (faraway) parts of the country, and we recall, ravens are wise old birds. Not always their language. Sometimes they react in silence, as if to say, “What?” Also remember to read the description: if the call is one of birds in fear or alarm, you may well note that nearby birds start flying away in fear or alarm. I note the app is of late getting updates describing IAPs with fancy-schmancy new features. I hope this does not portend an overall IAP for a new version of the app (rendering this current version obsolete). Already, instead of the available Bird Sleuth IAP, we use Merlin. I’d be sorrowful to see the end of iBird Pro due to built-in obsolescence.
  • Needs better search functionality

    3
    By Fauxtographer
    Useful app... However it needs a smarter search function. Will find something only if complete correct spelling. Example: Input peewee and you get zilch, zero... you must put in wood-peewee. Many other examples where the name is hyphenated. And there are quit a few of those... Please fix....
  • gps

    4
    By lcrshyevjedhidf
    would be nice if it utilizes the in phone gps besides the option of searching
  • Am expensive app that acts like a freemium

    1
    By M*dragon
    This used to be my go to app for bird info and ID. Now it is crammed with advertisements and fake "features" that prompt you to buy extensions. The interface now makes it hard to access the features you paid for in order to force you to view more sales pitches. Don't waste your money.
  • Disappointed

    1
    By SherylinLaCruz
    Disappointed in this app. Many birds of Mexico (Puerto Vallarta area) missing. So even the Journal isn’t helpful. Was hoping to get an app that kept a good record of sightings.
  • Photo ID Method Useless

    1
    By Skippy3322
    The developer recently introduced an in-app purchase called Photo Sleuth. It is supposed to ID birds using a photo you take with your cell phone. But, it has misidentified almost every bird that I’ve tried so far. A good example is that a few minutes ago it identified a House Finch as a Bob White. As I’m sure you all know they’re not even in the ballpark of looking the same by size, color or shape.

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