Universal iOS App for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Sale Price: $2.99 USD List Price: $4.99 USD
iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds
  • Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ (903)
  • Last updated: May 5, 2016
  • Version: 9.21
  • Species Count: 242
  • Database Size: 381MB

iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds is the ultimate way to get started in birding. This inexpensive app has 242 different bird species including all the common birds found in backyard feeders in North America. Designed for the beginning birder, it is similar to iBird Plus 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 242 North American backyard bird species.

★ iBird - The #1 most trusted field guide app for birders. ★ ▶ iBIRD YARD PLUS VERSION 7.22 UPDATE SALE - 40% OFF SALE ENDS SOON, SO ACT NOW. PRICE REDUCED TO $2.99 ▶ INCLUDES 242 Species. 149 Common Backyard birds and 93 most common non-backyard birds of North America found in backyards. ▶ MWG’s GREATEST UPDATE EVER! We’ve added new species to iBird’s database aligned with the AOU / ABA standards, optimized for iPhone 5 and 6, iOS 7 and 8 & iPad Mini and added many new drawings and photos. ▶ IPHONE 5 and 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. ▶ 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. ▶ SYNCS – Automatically syncs Favorites and Notes to iCloud. ▶ 18 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 Yard + Guide to Birds offers 2.1 hours of bird songs and calls. ▶ UNIQUE SPECTROGRAPHIC DISPLAY brings insight to the structure of bird songs by allowing you to view the sound's frequency components. ▶ 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 ■ RECOMMENED 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 YARD PLUS VERSION 9.2 UPDATE SALE - 40% OFF SALE ENDS SOON, SO ACT NOW. PRICE REDUCED TO $2.99 ▶ MWG’s GREATEST UPDATE EVER! We’ve added new species to iBird’s database aligned with the AOU / ABA standards, optimized for iPhone 5 and 6, iOS 7 and 8 & iPad Mini and added many new drawings and photos. ▶ IPHONE 5 and 6 SCREEN SUPPORT - iBird now takes full advantage of the taller iPhone 5 and 6 screens. ▶ UPDATED ILLUSTRATIONS - 28 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 several species, and some 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. ▶ MISCELLANEOUS – Syncing of Favorites and Notes is now to Dropbox and is automatically backed up when internet is available.
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.
  • A new world ★★★★★ I installed feeders for my 95 year old mother who is partially blind. This app has helped her enormously to identify birds. The illustrations are beautiful and the aids to help identify birds intuitive and easy to use especially for people who are vision impaired. Thank you iBird for bringing interest and joy to my mother in her twilight years. -Elizabeth G. Brooke
  • iBirds ★★★★★ The best bird app I have ever had!!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!-Jnm4god
  • FANTASTIC APP!! incredible value ★★★★★ I refer to this guide a TON. Extremely useful. -Emily Canter
  • Better than competitors ★★★★★ We have tried several more expensive bird apps. This is the best. -G333333243
  • Amazing ★★★★★ I got this app because I really enjoy studying birds and hope to become an ornithologist (bird watcher). I really recommend it! -Austin
  • Love it ★★★★★ Great bird app. Easy to use and take on walks or hikes with my iPhone. Recommend it. -Cherie LeCates
  • Good Purchase ★★★★★ Very handy for novice birders! -Naniky
  • Great App ★★★★★ My daughters and I love this user friendly app. It has enhanced their curiosity in outdoor life. -bpbailey1
  • Love this app! ★★★★★ Very easy to use. Love the pictures and the bird songs too. A great app for the novice or experienced birder. -birdgirl78
  • Great app for identifying birds ★★★★★ It’s very useful for identifying birds in the US. The search feature is a great differentiator compared to a printed pocket guide, as are the recorded bird vocalizations. Of course, as it’s an iPhone app, I always have it with me in my pocket. -Fresma
  • Awesome app ★★★★★ I have most of the iBird apps, very very reliable, doesn’t crash, shows great graphics and sounds. I love it, the kid loves it, it’s a very educational app. Get it. -Jkriske
  • Quite useful ★★★★★ Lives up to its name as a practical reference guide. Highly recommended. Thank you -MissM52
  • Well Worth It! ★★★★★ We’ve used it to identify the various birds in our backyard. The playable bird calls have attracted birds too. Definitely a must have if you enjoy birding. -Java959
  • IBird ★★★★★ This program is simply amazing. The illustrations, the recorded songs and the general information are wonderful. The company keeps upgrading the program so that it becomes even better, this is definitely a five star program. -Hank7503
  • I bird ★★★★★ I love this app. It is very easy to use for the novice and contains information for the more advanced user. They update it often and it is accurate. You can easily take it with you into the field or pick it up at home when you see a bird you would like more information about. -birds in yard
  • Excellent backyard birder guide ★★★★★ iBird Backyard is a great reference tool. While it does not include all the features of its bigger brother, iBird Pro, you get a feature rich app that helps you identify the birds that visit your yard. In addition you get tons of info not found in field guides to enhance your birding experience. I highly recommend this app. -SongbirdHaven
  • Great tool for birding ★★★★★ This is a great help for the backyard birder. it is easy to use and has a large ammount of information on just about every north American bird you can think of i love the bird sound section-which helps to identify birds according to their song. This is a wonderful app!! -WOODnASH
  • Easy! ★★★★★ This makes it easy for even a novice bird-watcher to identify birds. I enjoy the bird songs as well.
  • Great App ★★★★★ Very informative and beautiful pictures and layout! Very glad I made this purchase!! -Geenah1

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.