Universal iOS App for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Sale Price: $14.99 List Price: $19.99 USD
iBird Plus Guide to Birds
  • Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (1318)
  • Last updated: May 5, 2016
  • Version: 9.21
  • Species Count: 940
  • Database Size: 1100MB

iBird Plus Guide to Birds was the first birding app that Apple featured in its television commercial “We have an app for that”. Designed for the experienced birder, it is similar to iBird Pro Guide to Birds except that it does not have as many search attributes. It offers comprehensive identification, behavior, habitat and ecology information, hand-drawn illustrations, professional photographs, range maps, and playable calls for 940 North American and Hawaiian bird species.

★ iBird - The #1 most trusted field guide app for birders. ★ ▶ iBIRD PLUS VERSION 9.0 UPDATE SALE - 25% OFF SALE ENDS SOON, SO ACT NOW. PRICE REDUCED TO $14.99 "IBIRD PLUS FROM MITCH WAITE GROUP EXEMPLIFIES ALL THAT IS POSSIBLE IN A POCKET-SIZED REFERENCE APPLICATION" - Jeffery Battersby, Macworld ▶ MWG’s GREATEST UPDATE EVER! We’ve added 12 new species to iBird’s database for a total of 940 species, aligned with the AOU / ABA standards, optimized for iPhone 5, iOS 6 & iPad Mini and added hundreds of new drawings and photos. ▶ WE’VE ADDED THESE NEW SPECIES TO 7.22: Apapane, Common Waxbill, Hawaiian Coot, Hawaiian Petrel, Brown-chested Martin, Cape Verde Shearwater, Parkinson's Petrel, Red-lored Parrot, Rosy-faced Lovebird, Tundra Bean-Goose, White-chinned Petrel and White-eyed Parakeet. ▶ IPHONE 5 AND IPHONE 6 SCREEN SUPPORT - iBird now takes full advantage of the taller iPhone 5 AND 6 screens. ▶ FULL SCREEN & LANDSCAPE VIEW FOR ILLUSTRATIONS – with zoom and pinch. ▶ NEW TO BIRDING? Try our free iBird LITE or inexpensive regional or backyard versions. ▶ CHECK THIS IBIRD PRODUCT COMPARE TABLE: http://tinyurl.com/ibird-products iBird is the app everyone has seen in Apple’s TV commercial “We have an app for that” (see ibird.com/itchy) and has become the world’s best-selling birding app. It comes with a powerful decision engine for identifying any bird species of North America just like an expert. iBird replaces all your heavy field guides with a portable database that doesn’t need a connection to the internet like some birding apps. ▶ BUYER’S GUIDE TO BIRDING APPS – Before you buy any bird app compare their features at: ibird.com/compare. ▶ INCLUDES 940 SPECIES FROM NORTH AMERICA AND HAWAII – no other app comes close to this number of species. ▶ SYNCS – Automatically syncs Favorites and Notes to iCloud. ▶ 17 SEARCH ATTRIBUTES – search by color, shape, song, location, head and body patterns, flight style and much more. Includes a new way to search by color, tutorials on how to use the search and definitions of every attribute. ▶ AUDIO SONGS AND CALLS – iBird Pro offers 5 hours of bird songs and calls. We have 154 more species song tracks than any other bird app! ▶ UNIQUE SPECTROGRAPHIC DISPLAY brings insight to the structure of bird songs by allowing you to view the sound's frequency components. ▶ SAVE & LOAD SEARCH - Now you can save, load, name and edit your favorite search attributes and use them over and over. ▶ PHOTO CENTER - Photo Center is a gallery for storing and assigning your photos to specific species pages in iBird. It also allows you to share photos via Facebook and Twitter, or email them to friends. AWARDS and ACCOLADES for iBird: ■ MACWORLD'S "BEST REFERENCE APP 2009: 4 ½ out of 5 mice." ■ O'REILLY "BEST IPHONE BIRDWATCHING APP 2009" ■ NOMINATED 2012 BEST APP EVER FROM 148APPS.COM ■ RECOMMENDED BY SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2012 ■ TELEVISION PERSONALITY HOST PHIL DONAHUE'S FAVORITE BIRD APP Standard Features: ■ Parameter driven search engine lets you identify birds quickly, so you spend more time observing and less time reading. ■ Search by Shape, Size, Habitat, Color, Family, Song, Length, Weight, Flight Pattern, Wingspan, and much more. ■ Taxonomic and Alphabetical Family sort options. ■ Hand-drawn full sized color illustrations, with perching and flight views. ■ Multiple professional photographs for each species showing sexes and seasons. ■ Extensive identification, behavior, and habitat information. ■ Full color range maps. ■ Bookmark birds as Favorites for fast access. ■ Date and time stamped Notes for every species account. As a standalone iPhone app, iBird does not require an Internet connection for access to the information in its database. This does mean that the application is large, so please be patient when downloading from iTunes.
▶ iBIRD PLUS VERSION 7.22 UPDATE SALE - 25% OFF SALE ENDS SOON, SO ACT NOW. PRICE REDUCED TO $14.99 ▶ MWG’s greatest update ever! We’ve added 12 new species to iBird’s database for a total of 938 species, aligned with the AOU and ABA standards, optimized for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 iOS 7 AND iOS 8 and the iPad Mini, and added hundreds of new drawings and photos. ▶ WE’VE ADDED THESE NEW SPECIES TO 6.1: Apapane, Common Waxbill, Hawaiian Coot, Hawaiian Petrel, Brown-chested Martin, Cape Verde Shearwater, Parkinson's Petrel, Red-lored Parrot, Rosy-faced Lovebird, Tundra Bean-Goose, White-chinned Petrel, and White-eyed Parakeet. ▶ IPHONE 5 SCREEN SUPPORT - iBird now takes full advantage of the taller iPhone 5 screen. ▶ UPDATED ILLUSTRATIONS - 60 iBird species have brand new illustrations by one of our award-winning artists, Michael Oberhofer. ▶ FULLSCREEN VIEW OF ILLUSTRATIONS - Now by tapping on the illustration for a species you can open a full screen view of the illustration that allows you to zoom. ▶ LANDSCAPE MODE - All of the iBird portrait screens now support landscape orientation on the iPad and the iPad Mini. ▶ IPAD FULL LANDSCAPE MODE – All screens on iPad now work in Landscape. ▶ UPDATED SPECIES NAMES - Updated the common names of 6 species, and 46 species have had their Latin names revised. We made changes to the taxonomic ordering and band codes for all the species with new Latin names.
Notable Features of all versions:
  • Location search has two attributes: Common for the most popular species in a state and Uncommon for rare and state listed birds.
  • Attributes are grouped into basic, head and flight related area.
  • 14 new search attributes including search by patterns, length, wingspan.
  • Updated state and province bird lists using official references.
  • Shake your device to automatically play a random bird song.
  • Taxonomic and Alphabetical family sort options on Browse screen.
  • Love IBird ★★★★★ I have had this app for years now, and it has been an invaluable tool for the birder like me who may need to look something up unexpectedly. It’s like always having a field guide-and more-at your fingertips. -KyBirder
  • This is a great tool! ★★★★★ I like the fact that this guide is updated regularly, giving all the current data on each bird. -PhillFromSB
  • iBird Plus ★★★★★ I am using the app on my iPhone 4s and 6.0 is the bomb!! What an amazing improvement since it now uses the amazing power of the “Retina Display”! I liked this app before, this is just the best improvement you could have made in this app. The other changes like improved navigation and audio, just icing on the delicious cake. -Strike 12
  • Love it! ★★★★★ This is the first APP I purchased with my original iPhone and it is still my favorite. -Lorenz41
  • Simply Awesome ★★★★★ I just don’t know what to say. This upgrade is simply astonishing. I love this app when I’m in the field, and I love it and it makes me wish I was back in the field when I use it at home. If you’re sitting on the fence about buying this app, don’t put it off another minute. -Furthest Left
  • Best one so far ★★★★★ As a bird photographer I am in heaven with this app mostly because I can always do a positive ID especially with not too common ones always keep it handy with me and recommend it to all those bird lovers out there. -Soydelares
  • Long time user ★★★★★ I have had this app for a number of years and it just gets better. I have tried others, but keep coming back to this one. -Bikefifty
  • I love this app ★★★★★ I love iBird app. I have only been birding a few years so it is a great support tool as I expand my knowledge base. Really helpful to have the audio calls with you . Easier to learn when you can see and hear on the spot. I also use the similar category quite a bit. I have recommended it to others and they too are fans. -Windycitybirder
  • It’s great! ★★★★★ I have had this guide for three years and have used it all over the country. It is so much more convenient than lugging a field guide everywhere. -Fat Opa
  • The very best ★★★★★ It doesn’t get better than this app. Love all the birds and their sounds. It’s just great. -Mark Hansen
  • Best of the birding apps ★★★★★ Fantastic app for the amateur or more serious birder. The search functions really set it apart from the others. -Mhwillis
  • Stunning and Comprehensive! ★★★★★ This app has everything to start becoming an amateur ornithological enthusiast. My favorite parts are the beautiful photos and amazing song samples! -Paukeman88
  • Like birds? Get this app! ★★★★★ I’m no birder, but we have some backyard feeders and enjoy watching birds. This is a great app for that, and for traveling and looking up new birds. -DrAIAIDr
  • Great birding app ★★★★★ I use this app to study for a birding trip and use it on the field to identify birds. The information and photos are excellent and I like the ability to add my life birds to my favorites list. -charriJubilee
  • Love this app-I use it all the time when birding on my own or educating others ★★★★★ Worth the cost-complete coverage of North American birds without the weight of a field guide-and includes the calls! -Lucy R.M.
  • Still a great app ★★★★★ Continues to be my favorite bird reference app on the AppStore. -Tribadism
  • Amazing mobile bird reference ★★★★★ If you have any interest in birdwatching especially as a beginner this is a valuable reference to have on you all the time-my only regret has been that it only covers North America-would love to have a single worldwide app-and one like this for plants and insects and fish when traveling around the globe. -Jeff Harris
  • I bird is worth it!!! ★★★★★ Fantastic. Love the sound option! -TSueRod
  • Great!! ★★★★★ I use it where ever I go. Love it! -Beginsod
  • Great bird app ★★★★★ This is a great bird app-much easier to carry than a heavy book! Full of photos and info and multiple ways to search for a bird. -Mattatpsu
  • Awesome ★★★★★ I really like this app. It’s easy to use and has loads of info along with good pics! -Cody st clair
  • New to birding ★★★★★ This is a great app and has helped me get started on my big year adventure! A must for any birder, new or experienced. -Robert Bauman
  • All I could ask for ★★★★★ Sure it’s not a birding encyclopedia, but in some ways it’s even better. The iPhone version is always with me, and the iPad version is glorious. If you like birds you need this app. -GonzoCubFan

As a standalone app, iBird does not require an Internet connection for access to the rich media information in its database. This does mean that the application is large, so please be patient when downloading.

You can also keep up to date with fellow iBird users by following @iBirdExplorer on Twitter and by joining the iBird fan page on Facebook.

If you use iBird in the field, please do so responsibly. We recommend the American Birding Association's Code of Ethics (http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html), particularly section 1(b), for guidance.