Universal iOS App for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Sale Price: $14.99 List Price: $19.99
iBird UK & Ireland Guide to Birds
  • Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (273)
  • Last updated: March 5, 2013
  • Version: 6.1
  • Species Count: 283
  • Database Size: 288MB

iBird United Kingdom and Ireland Guide to Birds … is designed to satisfy the demanding needs of advanced birders and professional naturalists. It offers comprehensive identification, behavior, habitat and ecology information, a plethora of search attributes, beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, professional photographs, range maps, and playable calls for 283 species in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

★ Voted the #1 best birding app in the world. ★ "IBIRD PLUS FROM MITCH WAITE GROUP EXEMPLIFIES ALL THAT IS POSSIBLE IN A POCKET-SIZED REFERENCE APPLICATION" - Jeffery Battersby, Macworld ▶ INCLUDES 283 BIRDS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND ▶ MWG’s GREATEST UPDATE EVER! This 2013 version 6.1 update has been optimized for the iPhone 5's taller screen, and we have added hundreds of new photos. ▶ FULL SCREEN & LANDSCAPE VIEW FOR ILLUSTRATIONS – you can rotate the iPhone or iPad from portrait to landscape mode to see wider illustrations and full zoom and pinch. ▶ UPDATED PHOTOS - Added over 400 new photos and dozens of replacement photos. ▶ IMPROVED LABELS - The species Latin name, order, family and band code are now overlaid on the bottom part of the illustration in a semitransparent band. ▶ iCloud has been made more robust and an extensive Glossary has been added to the species page slider for easy access. 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. ▶ BUYER’S GUIDE TO BRITISH BIRDING APPS – Compare before you buy: ibird.com/compare-uk ▶ SYNCS – Automatically syncs Favorites and Notes to iCloud. ▶ 33 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 as well as tutorials on how to use the search and definitions of every attribute. ▶ AUDIO SONGS AND CALLS – iBird Pro offers several 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. ▶ 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. ▶ SLIDESHOW FOR ILLUSTRATIONS - Now you can watch not just photos but also illustrations in the slideshow with bird songs in the background. You can even pick the artist who drew them or restrict them to a particular family of birds. ▶ MULTIPLE BROWSE VIEWS - You can now view species in one of four browse views: Compact, Icon, Thumbnail, and Gallery. AWARDS and ACCOLADES for iBird: ■ MACWORLD'S "BEST REFERENCE APP 2009: 4 ½ out of 5 mice." ■ 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. ■ UK Conservation status from RSPB and ICUN Red List shows if population is in decline or endangered. ■ Full color range maps. ■ 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. ■ Species, common, and family names in English and French (text is English). ■ Date and time stamped Notes for every species account. As a standalone iPhone app, iBird does not require an Internet connection. This does mean that the application is large, so please be patient while downloading.
▶ MWG’s GREATEST UPDATE EVER! This 2013 version 6.1update has been optimized for the iPhone 5's taller screen, and we have added hundreds of new photos. ▶ FULL SCREEN & LANDSCAPE VIEW FOR ILLUSTRATIONS – you can rotate the iPhone or iPad from portrait to landscape mode to see wider illustrations with no bars on the side and full zoom and pinch. ▶ UPDATED PHOTOS - Added over 400 new photos and dozens of replacement photos. ▶ IMPROVED LABELS - The species Latin name, order, family and band code are now overlaid on the bottom part of the illustration in a semitransparent band. ▶ iCloud has been made more robust and an extensive Glossary has been added to the species page slider for easy access.
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.
  • BIRDS REUNITED! ★★★★★ This is a well thought out, flexible and beautifully presented app. It has become the most enduring app on my iPad. As if watching birds was not such a great pastime enough, being able to make notes on birds seen, where they were, and what they were doing, enhances the whole aspect of this rewarding activity. And as if this was not enough, being able to hear wonderful recordings of each bird species for various types of calls adds further to the enjoyment. If you are interested in nature at all and birds particularly, GET THIS WONDERFUL APP, you will not regret it. The latest update allowing for landscape viewing is just such a welcome and great addition to this fabulous app. Also looking forward to viewing all the new images provided in the latest update. ENJOY! -Merlin27litre
  • Amazing app, 10/10 (or 5* LoL) ★★★★★ This app is brilliant, worth every penny! I was so nicely surprised at how much info it holds and it has become invaluable to me and my o/h. It does loads of things and the layout is fab! :) So glad we both bought it & thoroughly recommend to all. -stef_bennet
  • Excellent ★★★★★ As a casual bird watcher iBird is invaluable whilst looking at different birds on my bird table. The app is informative, colourful, and easy to use. It’s a fantastic app, thank you. -Amanda Hels
  • Good Before ★★★★★ This was a brilliant app before the update. It will be even better now. The amount of information and detail is incredible and all done in a user friendly way. Absolutely top notch. Thanks for your great efforts. -Wenrobe39
  • Great app for quick ID ★★★★★ Provides all the information you need to identify birds when out and about. Easy to use. -Horse lovers4
  • Comprehensive and practical ★★★★★ The birding app I’ve been looking for. Absolutely excellent. Very impressed. -Greenleaf63
  • Wonderful app ★★★★★ Having sounds added to the graphic information makes for the complete reference book. -Glos72
  • IBird ★★★★★ So much better than all the others out there. Stunning photos. Would like to see egg size and colourings. -COPTHALL
  • Just right ★★★★★ Very easy to use with a great search feature. It is exactly what I was looking for. -Whoknewmagoo
  • TOP APP ★★★★★ A fantastic app for all levels of enthusiast, very easy to use and very detailed info, a MUST HAVE app!! -ghost3874
  • Great app ★★★★★ Superb. Great to be able to add your own photos. Look forward to additional birds in the future. -Metman66 at Fairfield
  • I bird App ★★★★★ Great App. My job involves scaring birds off airfields, so this App helps me identify the species. -grahamhiggins
  • The best bird app ★★★★★ Ever since iBird was released I (well lots of people) looked enviously and hoped for the UK edition and here it is and it is brilliant! It replaces even the best bird guide and am sure will just continue to get better! And at £2.99 it is the best bargain there’s been on the app store… -Leopold Green
  • FANTASTIC ★★★★★ This is without doubt an excellent app to buy. 100% satisfied, for I was hoping it would be ok never expected it to be as good as it is. -trevlin49
  • Great App! ★★★★★ Cracking buy, especially at its super reduced sale price. Has an unrivaled amount of info included without need for access to the internet once it’s downloaded. Brilliant. -DOminO113
  • The best UK bird app I have used ★★★★★ I have several UK bird apps but this is the best by far with great information easily accessible. -Nostrils3
  • Stunning ★★★★★ Wonderful bird app, need no other. -Davidyong
  • I Bird uk ★★★★★ Excellent app can’t fault it and we have updates to look forward to. -Ozzyblack56
  • Bird explorer ★★★★★ What a fantastic app. I was reluctant to spend £14.99 on an app so really glad when I found it on special for £6.99. Now I have tried it fully, I realise it was well priced originally. Portraits excellent as well as photos, but the search capabilities are excellent. Thanks for such a comprehensive reference book. -Mickmouse51
  • A first with a bird ID app…..★★★★★ Its dark we are out in the middle of the Norfolk countryside and with the help of this app we have just identified the call of two short eared owls. I’m impressed. -George Gilroy
  • My favourite birding app ★★★★★ I always seem to grab this app first when out watching and listening to birds, the illustrations are exceptional, and for most birds there are additional photos and a vast array of information, but the thing that really stands out with this app is the bird sounds and each bird has different sounds from calls and warnings, ok so the package is not quite perfect with a few americanisms but overall highly recommended, looking forward to updates in the future. -Captain Calamity Clam
  • Surprisely Good! ★★★★★ A lot of information for your money. Sets out to be a Field Guide on the iPhone/iPod Touch and succeeds pretty well. I particularly like the range of bird sounds which it holds. -John Fleet
  • I was sceptical of price but WOW!!! ★★★★★ This honestly is the best app I’ve ever used, no question. How much comprehensive and detailed info do you need?! Pics (lots of high standard), info, more than I ever knew of each bird, all birds you can name, map search, unbelievable search facility with every category variable you can imagine, just outstanding! I’ve never reviewed an app before but genuinely feel compelled to share and praise this one. -John Oakley
  • Bird Man ★★★★★ Have tried most of the leading Bird apps. This leaves them all behind. Well worth the cost, it is actually cheaper than all the competition. I was a bit reluctant at first because it didn’t seem to have a “birds sighted” facility. You can actually use the favourites section to fill all relevant details, eg Date, Time, Location, etc, together with notes. -Al the Rhinoman

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.