Universal iOS App for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
List Price: Free
iBird UK & Ireland Lite Guide to Birds
  • Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★ (100)
  • Last updated: March 31, 2013
  • Version: 6.1
  • Species Count: 30
  • Database Size: 62MB

iBird UK & Ireland Lite Guide to Birds is an interactive guide to 30 bird species of the United Kingdom and Ireland, designed for you to sample the iBird family of apps. This innovative eBook contains illustrations, photos, bird calls, and comprehensive facts he help you identify and enjoy some of the most popular birds. No internet connection is required once installed.

★ This FREE iBird UK Lite shows you why iBird is the #1 most trusted field guide app for birders. ★ ▶ iBird UK Lite 6.1 was created to help you learn all the features of our paid app iBird UK. "IBIRD PLUS FROM MITCH WAITE GROUP EXEMPLIFIES ALL THAT IS POSSIBLE IN A POCKET-SIZED REFERENCE APPLICATION" - Jeffery Battersby, Macworld ▶ INCLUDES 30 OF 283 BIRDS IN THE PAID VERSION OF IBIRD FOR 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. ▶ 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 to the paid version of iBird UK. ▶ 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 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. ■ Contains hand-drawn full sized color illustrations, with perching and flight views as well photos. ■ 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 6.1 update has been optimized for the iPhone 5's taller screen and includes 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. ▶ 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.
  • Ibird UK lite ★★★★★ This is a great app, easy to use, good pictures and complete with varying sounds of the birds. There is a lot more to this app than some I’ve paid for! -Janny333
  • Mr ★★★★★ A fantastic app, extremely useful. -Zimjac
  • Bird app ★★★★★ Very good -Pauliedeo
  • Excellent ★★★★ Even better with the new update! -Verbocity
  • Birds rule:) ★★★★★ Great app -Birds r great

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.