iBird Plus Guide to Birds

iBird Plus Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2008-12-06
  • Current Version: 10.06
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.65 GB
  • Developer: Mitch Waite Group
  • Compatibility: Requires Android / iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,600 Ratings


iBird™ Plus Guide to Birds is the perfect app if you are serious about birding but want to keep your investment low. The app has most of the great features of the iBird product line. If you want to take your birding skills up a level or two, iBird Plus includes in-app purchase for the Percevia™ Smart Search feature, which gives anyone the skills of a bird identification expert, and the “Birds Around Me” (BAM) feature which restricts the birds to just those found in your current GPS area. In this new version 10.06 iBird Plus, takes a major leap forward with “Time of Day” filtering. You can now search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). iBird Plus comes with a total of 21 search attributes while Pro and Ultimate have 38. If you purchase the Percevia Smart Search IAP for Plus all 38 attributes are unlocked. More Details of What’s New: bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner, iBird Plus has 946 species of both native and rare North American and Hawaiian birds, and is completely up to date with the 2017 AOU checklist. With the iBird Plus’s avian matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of the identification field marks to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have 3,300 built-in bird songs, 4,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,700 hand drawn composite illustrations and over 1,000 range maps. Version 10.06 of iBird Plus Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up and sharing your own photos, notes and favorites among all your devices. From tiny to angry birds, iBird works like magic, revealing a list of birds that perfectly matches your search choices. With over 1 million downloads iBird is the standard that all birding apps are measured by. Features ■ Identifies 946 species with in-depth descriptions including details on appearance, habitat, behavior, conservation, size, weight, color, pattern, shape, sexual differences and much more. ■ Birds Around Me and Percevia smart search now available as in-app purchases. ■ Splits-History lets you see what birds have had name changes, have been split into more than one species or lumped into one species. ■ iBird’s icon-driven visual search engine, enables you to identify birds using shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and more. ■ Voluminous identification and hard-to-find details such as diet, nest information, egg color, sex of incubator, vocalization definitions, and more. ■ The only birding app that includes both Illustrations and Photos. ■ The powerful search engine means no longer scrolling through hundreds of the wrong choices. iBird matches just those birds near you that fit your description. ■ Ten hours of highest quality bird sound recordings. ■ Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery. ■ This new update to iBird we have added 42 new drawings, 3 new search attributes to help you identify birds and other improvements you have asked for. ■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code. ■ Comprehensive seasonal and migratory range maps include subspecies. ■ Only app with a field mark layer which displays key ID marks for male, female, juvenile. ■ Post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers with an easy and user-friendly Notes and Favorites interface. ■ iBird’s database is completely self-contained; no internet connection is required like many other birding apps.




  • Great app

    By Curt Bags
    Had this app for about 8 years now, the only app I have keep and use all the time
  • Worth the money

    By okrogerthat
    Works well.
  • In app purchases are a scam

    By karl1234567891011
    I’ve used this app for years and have liked it. Had lots of fun making bird calls with the kids. I haven’t used it in 6 months or so but was not happy to see some Of the new changes. Since when have I had to pay extra to use an app that I paid full price for already? Adding in app purchases after the fact to view birds around me is just lame and rather sneaky.
  • Photos and illustrations

    By BSchnee1806
    Love having both photos and illustrations to help in identifying birds. Very useful app
  • Great app

    By Sax One
    It has been great to be able to identify the birds in our yard. The bird songs have been very helpful. I finally found the place where you can identify by color and that would nail it. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • A little scam

    By Mastertone
    Purchase an app. Then vendor doesn’t support software upgrades. Instead just sells a new app, saying nothing lasts forever. New purchased app is only half as good as the originally purchased, but now obsolete app. But you don’t know that until after you buy. Just need to send them more money? Feels a little like a scam to me. Buy a book.... They never quit working.
  • This app is Awesome!

    By Foureyedraven
    I have learned so much while using this app! I have been able to attract birds in my yard and even had one of then land on my hand! This app is great and educational and I will be using it so much more!
  • Only one problem

    By Meowm22
    I love this app. I have learned so much using it. I am completely new to birding. However, I lost my mind trying to identify a brown streaky bird that turned out to be a female redwing blackbird. The app doesn’t seem to take into account females that look nothing like their male counterparts. Yes you can see great pictures of the females if you know what the males look like, but a regular search will not turn them up. In desperation I used the app to look at every bird in my state that had brown on it. Yes, I was crazed. When that didn’t work I actually used another bird ID app(which was free) to ID the female redwing blackbird. Then I felt stupid because it was such a common bird and the male was coming to my feeder every day. Oh well, mystery solved. I still love the app and have identified many other birds.
  • Helpful app!

    By ArtistSuz
    Enjoy using this app. It’s very helpful. I especially enjoy the bird calls.
  • Excellent tool for birders

    By JerryFreilich
    I am a professional wildlife biologist and a lifetime birder. I use iBird Plus every day and find it powerful, reliable, and easy to use. The bird artwork, included photos, and supporting factual info are top notch. The sound clips are excellent and are frequently augmented. I have used iBird for more than five years and I have only one gripe with it — the “sort order” of bird names is very rigid and there is no cross-referencing. It would seem the developers could easily remedy this! For example: You should find screech owls listed among the other owls ... and not need to know that their official name is “northern screech owl” ... so that they appear only under “S” for screech not “O” for owl. Other than this, I give the app top honors.