Universal Android App for Smartphones and Tablets
Sale Price: 99¢ List Price: $9.99
iBird Yard Plus
  • Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ (303)
  • Last updated: March 5, 2013
  • Version: 3.0.8
  • Species Count: 231
  • Database Size: 234MB

iBird Yard Plus is the ultimate way to get started in birding. This inexpensive app has 231 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 Explorer Plus 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 231 North American backyard bird species.

■ NEW UPDATE VERSION 3.0.8. ■ SEE http://tinyurl.com/ibird-pro308 ■ If you have install issues delete iBird_Yard folder before updating ■ Extraction no longer fails on OS 2.X ■ Extraction takes < 3 minutes, Validation < 6 seconds ■ Reviews before 2-25-13 did not use latest version ■ Why won't iBird work on OS < 2.3.3 - http://tinyurl.com/ibird-missing ■ NEW VERSION 3.0 USES GOOGLE'S DOWNLOAD SERVICE - Based on the standard Google API for large databases. First downloads a ZIP version of database then extracts the database. ■ Watch the new video below ■ IBIRD PRO 2011 BEST APP EVER AWARD WINNER http://bit.ly/ibirdprowinner NEW FEATURES OF IBIRD YARD PLUS VERSION 3 INCLUDE ■ All screens optimized for tablets - illustrations, photos and range maps fill the screen. ■ See how 5 most popular birding apps stack up: http://bit.ly/compareapps ■ Visit our web site iBird.com for full more details on iBird. iBird Yard Plus: Macworld’s best reference app of 2009 comes to Android. Covers 234 species of North America, over 300 drawings, 500 photos, 60 minutes of song recordings. In depth descriptions, search engine to ID birds by color, shape, habitat, and more plus color range maps & lifetime updates. No Internet connection required. Even includes endemic birds of Hawaii. Only uses 5 MB of RAM; entire 234MB database is on SD Card or main storage RAM. Notable features of this version 3: ■ Illustrations, Photos and Maps are full HD 576 x 720p resolution ■ Attributes are grouped into basic, head and flight related areas ■ Updated state and province bird lists using official references ■ Taxonomic and Alphabetical family sort options on Browse screen Standard Features: ■ Playing bird songs and calls lets you to attract birds right to your device for easier identification, clearer photographs and more enjoyment (1) ■ Icon-driven search engine, enables you to identify birds using shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and more ■ Hand-drawn full sized color illustrations, with perching and flight views ■ Multiple professional photographs of most species, showing plumages, sexes and seasons ■ Extensive identification, behavior, and habitat information, including diet, egg color and much more ■ Full color range maps for every species ■ Zoom and pinch bird portraits, for viewing fine detail ■ Links to Flickr photos and detailed Wiki pages for each bird ■ Bookmark birds as favorites for fast access ■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English) ■ Includes band codes ■ Lifetime updates to bird information You can also keep up to date with other iBird users by following @iBirdExplorer on Twitter and by joining the iBird fan page on Facebook (search for iBird).  
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.
  • Great app! ★★★★★ Great, easy to use app. I use of daily. I live in a wooded area so is great to be able to quickly I’d all the different bird calls I hear. -ravaldes
  • Great application ★★★★★ Easy to use. So far it has contained every bird I’ve searched for. I am pleased and would recommend to anyone. -wheelguner
  • love it ★★★★★ Use it all the time…it is the best one I found. -Toni
  • Ibird yard plus ★★★★★ Excellent. And very useful app -Kathy
  • Outstanding app ★★★★★ As a bird-lover, I can’t tell you how wonderful this app is! Take it with me everywhere — great for identifying birds by sight or “sound”! -MammaB
  • Best app ever! ★★★★★ Any time I see or hear a bird I just open up ibird and figure out what it is. -JORDAN
  • Ivies yard ★★★★★ Love it! Jam packed with info. Great photos and drawings etc. Bird calls excellent! -Bonnie

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.