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 iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 1,538 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.



  • Excellent app

    By p3w5t
    Best bird I’d app I’ve used.
  • If I could have only 5 apps on a deserted island . . . . .

    By Ownnav
    This app has been my primary field guide for many years now. It is updated and improved regularly with no software glitches. One of my favorite, and most used, apps, it is a great value.
  • Excellent!

    By Peepen
    Well-designed, with great photos and sound clips
  • Great app

    By Carson729
    I have been using this app for a long time. It is so helpful while birding to show folks a photo of the bird they are looking at, its calls/songs, range and more.
  • Almost Perfect Ap

    By demmitt
    I first wrote, “I can't believe anyone would rate this less than 5 stars.” Oops, yes I can. This latest upgrade keeps freezing up on me. Otherwise this sets a standard that all other electronic field guides should aspire to.
  • Best!

    By Sharmwoods
    This is the absolute best bird app on the market. Do not hesitate one second to purchase it. I have been using it since 2008. Better yet, gift it to a friend who loves birding, or is just getting started!
  • Awesome!

    By giveglory
    I use this app every time I’m in the field birding! Wonderful app that I just couldn’t do without!
  • Family Sharing

    By Cloudy33
    App was a big disappointment in that it does not allow family sharing even though it is advertised to do so. All other apps that allow sharing between my iPhone and my husband’s IPhone work fine whether I share with him or vice-versa; but not this app. A real disappointment for us.
  • Love this bird app

    By CatdShark
    I’m a beginning border and this app is beyond helpful! Totally worth the price.
  • Pretty good to ID by song

    By notmyidea2014
    I’m not an auditory learner, so I use this a lot to ID birds singing that I can not see. And the variety of pictures per bird helps, since as soon as I get my binoculars up they turn their backs on me! Thanks!