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
From 5,179 IOS App Ratings


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.



  • Not great.

    By ranchocucamunga
    On several occasions, I’ve tried looking up birds and had problems finding them with this app. When working, it’s good. But it does not consistently work.
  • Love it!

    By NeoNutt
    I am new to birding and use several great bird apps. This one is the best. Easy to use, intuitive software interface, beautiful audio/illustrations/photos, quick access to info, great search filters. Creating your own lists of favs (e.g. local songbirds, backyard feeder, etc.) is very easy and useful. Definitely worth the $$. (And I did not get paid to write this!)
  • Can’t do anything on app

    By alkel101
    I’m using iPhone 7 Plus, v12.2 When this was purchased for me as a gift, the price tag was $29 and change which is considerable for an app. I haven’t used it in a long time and just tried to do so. Went into my apps, updated, purchased iBird Sleuth (which I thought I already had) and entered an excellent photo and identification was way off. Then clicked on link for help to identify. It asked for my password. It then said it wasn’t the correct email address. Tried with all the email addresses I have and none of them work. What’s going on here? I’m pretty angry right now and out another $5!
  • Very helpful

    By mamapproved
    This app is extremely helpful; don’t have any problems. I would completely recommend adding a widget so you could listen and view most recent birds and play lists; so you wouldn’t have to go completely into your phone, please.😁 Thank you!
  • Disgusted with BAM

    By pmoliver
    I’ve had iNird for 4 years, but didn’t purchase BAM until today. In New Mexico I didn’t need it. I’m moving to FL. There is an Intracoastal Waterway that separates beachside and landslide. I’ll be beachside. I’ll miss my New Mexico backyard birds enormously and wanted to know what songbirds I can attract to my beachside backyard. So I bought BAM assuming the address search would allow me to constrain my search to beachside. IT DIDN’T. BAM allows minimum of 25 mile radius. I don’t even want to know what birds might be 3 miles west of me, let alone 25 miles. I am more than disgusted. It was only $2.99 but I feel tricked, conned, ripped off. I want a refund. UPDATE I frequently see Curved Bill Thrashers in my NM yard. Since I just bought BAM today, I decided to give BAM another chance to look up the Curved Bill Thrasher to find out what it’s been eating. I set it to use my GPS for the search to make it easier to find. The search didn’t even return Curved Bill Thrasher!!!!! I’ve been seeing this bird all the time for 4 years while backyard birding and looking it up using the Location feature for NM. It’s always appeared in the list. And BAM excluded it? Come on guys. Somethings’s definitely wrong with BAM. Talk to me, guys. I’m very unhappy.
  • My Life Is Relaxing Again

    By Mamo0521
    When I was in college I was a pretty avid birder and spent a lot of time birding… But then life happened and I’ve been extremely busy for the last decade, more recently I have picked up the hobby again and have found having an app that will do everything my binoculars and book did in the past Is absolutely amazing, and I highly recommend purchasing the photo sleuth as well.
  • Great App

    By CableConvert
    I use it in the field, at home. Beats lugging a heavy book around. And books don't play calls or songs. I've used it to call out a shy bird or two to get a better look/picture, but I don't make a habit of that. *App is huge comparatively speaking. 2.1GB too much for my iPad mini.
  • Excellent Birding App

    By Riverbum01
    Excellent and helpful. Easy to use, love the details on the birds!
  • Great birding app

    By Bird43
    I’ve used this app for several years now and readily recommend it to others. I’m a long/time intermediate birder and love its ability to search by ‘groups’ (terns, sparrows, warblers), see both artist pages with id features and photos, range maps, etc. to resolve questions. Great app in the field and as a study aid. An all-around excellent reference app for all levels of birders.
  • Waste of money

    By K*****🦊 🐾🐾 🎶
    Relatively useless without the numerous in app purchases.