About iBird
Interactive Field Guide to Birds


In 2008, iBird was the first app to prove that birders didn't need to carry heavy printed field guides into the outdoors to help them identify birds. As long as iBird was on your smartphone, not only you could identify birds, but also play bird songs and calls, review range maps, and much more. iBird represented a large paradigm shift in the world of birding, and Apple helped the world discover this new phenomena through a number of clever video commercials on television, including this one: We have an app for that.

In 2012 we launched iBird for the Android platform and in 2016 we updated the Android version of iBird to be very similar to the iPhone app, with several innovations not found on Apple devices. The most important innovation for the Android apps was separating the database from the app so it could be separately downloaded. This allowed us to offer streaming of species data so the app immediately works after its installed. It also allowed us to let the customer direct the database to their SD Card and keep their internal memory free for just apps.


iBird has an app for all levels of birders, from the experienced to the beginner, at all price levels. Here is a quick overview of our products and how they differ from each other.

Name Price Country Experience Species Attributes BAM (1) Database Details
iBird Pro $14.99 North America Experienced 944 37 in-app purchase 1400 MB Most advanced
iBird Yard Plus $4.99 North America Beginner 267 35 in-app purchase 426 MB Backyard birder
iBird Lite Free North America Beginner 50 35 Built in 166 MB Discovery
Name Price Country Experience Species Attributes BAM (1) Database Details
iBird UK & Ireland $14.99 United Kingdom Experienced 343 33 in-app purchase 895 MB Most advanced
iBird UK Lite Free United Kingdom Beginner 35 33 Built in 100 MB Discovery

Table Notes

(1) Birds Around Me (BAM). Uses your GPS location to match just those species that are found in a 25 to 150 mile radius you set. You may also pick the seasons that are used for matching. This helps identify birds by only showing you those that are likey to be in the area you are seaching for the season you selected. You may also type in any address you wish to see what species are found at a specific location.


writers Editorial Director
Jane Wright

writers Range Maps and Bird Songs
Crystal Adams

writers Image Processing
Michelle Sixta

writers Technical Support
Fraser Brooks, Brenna Minier

writers Writers and Ornithologists
Jane Wright, Crystal Adams, Katie Manning, Lisa Mease, Gary Owen Dick, David Lukas, Simone Whitecloud, Nataliya Kovalenko, Ashi Maruster, John Schwarz, Mary Beth Geisel, Jason St. Sauver

illustrators Illustrators
Michael Oberhofer, Chris Vest, Yury Lisyak, Irina Rud-Volga, Samira Belous, David Wenzel, Dwight Kirkland, Imran Khan, Juan Costa, Kavita Jhunihunwala, Ryan Durney, Santiago Cornejo, Noel Sirivansanti, David Bishop, Bill Callis.

patent Patent
This product is covered by U.S. Patent No. 7,363,309

design and concept Design and Concept
Mitchell Waite

design and concept Publisher
Mitch Waite Group



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