iBird Pro Guide to Birds

iBird Pro Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2009-03-27
  • Current Version: 11.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.67 GB
  • Developer: Mitch Waite Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 4,561 Ratings


This new version 11.0 of iBird™ Pro represents a major advancement in its architecture. iBird Pro is now a “consolidated” app, meaning its default North America database is supplemented with in-app purchased databases of other countries, including the United Kingdom and Ireland, Hawaii and Palau. You can optionally purchase the databases for these countries at a price that is much lower than the individual apps, and instantly switch between them. The beauty of this new approach, which Apple asked us to implement, is that there is no longer a need for multiple apps; a single version of iBird can serve as a reference guide to birds around the world. Furthermore, you can install iBird Pro on multiple devices and share it with your family plan so that with one app everyone can enjoy thousands of new species. Our plans at Mitch Waite Group are to continue to expand the databases to Europe and South America. Of course, we will also continue to update both the features of the app and the content of the databases as we have done for the past 10 years since iBird was first born in the Apple store. In addition to the consolidated design, iBird content has been updated with the American Ornithological Union’s 2017 Supplement. iBird continues to offer a Time-of-Day in-app feature that lets you search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), etc. And, iBird Pro is the only app that offers Birds Around Me (BAM)—showing just those species in your GPS location and features our patented Percevia™ smart search, which helps you identify birds just like the birding experts. Finally, iBird Pro 11.0 includes our new Owls of Mexico and Central America in-app packages, including illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more for these remarkable species. iBird developers never sleep. Version 11.0 adds a unique collection of audio recordings for all Owls as well as 16 new composite illustrations. To see the latest drawings, go to Illustration Update on the Search menu and select 11.0 and 10.06. More Details of iBird Pro Version 11: http://bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew11 On top of the features above, iBird Pro contains 946 species of North American birds, including both common and rare birds. It is designed to help both experienced and novice birders identify and learn about their birds. Unlike other iPhone apps, iBird includes many popular birds of the Hawaiian Islands and is completely up-to-date with the 2017 AOU and ABA checklists. Features ■ Identify 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 with free 7-day trials. ■ Splits-History lets you see what birds have had name changes, been split into more than one species or lumped into one species. ■ Extensive identification paragraphs 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. ■ Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery. ■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code. ■ Comprehensive range maps that include migratory routes as well as subspecies maps for 40 species. ■ Only app with a field mark layer that displays key ID marks for male, female and juvenile birds. ■ Post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers with a user-friendly Notes and Favorites interface. ■ iBird’s database is completely self-contained; no internet connection is required like many other birding apps.



  • Version 11.0 is broken for iPad

    By mitchmo45
    After updating to this version, you can no longer access the menu. When I try the app locks up. I did a few restarts but no change ☹️ I have deleted and reinstalled the app with no change in the lock up issue. Seems to happen when the View mode is set to Gallery. I have to trash the app, change the the view mode to anything except gallery. Happens in both landscape & portrait.
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    By Biker1951
  • Worthless

    By duped.again
    You are better off using google to identify a bird you might see. I saw a woodpecker. I knew it was a woodpecker, just not what type. So I type WOODPECKER in the search box, hit the search button. Absolutely NOTHING HAPPENS. You can eventually ID the bird in about ten minutes by scrolling through all the stock photos. OR YOU CAN GOOGLE IT IN ABOUT 30 SECONDS. Not really sure why this app exists... I gave up on their email support, takes about 5 days to get a two word response. Just because somebody charges money for something, it doesn’t mean it’s worth anything....this is one of those apps that is no better than a free one. I think the people that bought it and say they like it are just too proud to admit they got duped.
  • Added costs - a lot

    By #G0Hawks
    Disappointed that I have to pay extra for pretty much everything. Fantastic app - but a bit misleading with a high initial cost that only goes up from there.
  • New to Birding

    By Elaine.50
    I was recommended this program by a friend, It gives me everything I need to enjoy birding. The most fun is playing the calls and having the birds call back! The challenge I have is identifying which bird, for example: The “Sand Piper”. I could not believe by my visual identification I was able to pick the correct picture of the “Sand Piper” for the Ohio area! I then looked at the other pictures just for giggles and found that the one I picked was the only ONEmigrating to the Ohio area. AWESOME AND WHAT A DEAL, I LOVE MAKING NOTES AND LITTLE STORIES. THANKS FROM A BEGINNER.
  • Best bird app ever

    By Pitacalzone
    I've been using this app for years it is the best. I especially like the songs and calls.
  • I like the app but this update is questionable

    By whatever it takes!!!
    ibird pro is an easy to use, intuitive guide to birds. I’ve had it on my ipod touch for many years now and it’s proven its worth over that time. Because of that I purchased the UK ibird app when it was on sale a while back. with the update to this version, you can now get the UK version as an in app purchase - does that mean the separate app will no longer be supported?
  • Thank you for the details about the update

    By quinoje
    Keep on with the improvements. Love you guys.
  • Easy app to use

    By jbspot
    Love how easy and helpful this app is. Highly recommended for beginning birders.
  • Newbie

    By DDeRossetteBRLA
    Downloaded this app because I love to listen to birds singing! Absolutely love it and highly recommend it! It is absolutely worth the price. I also found a gadget at Bed Bath & Beyond for $20 that amplifies the sound of my cellphone when I place my cellphone on it and have been attracting birds using it in conjunction with this app. I sit outside for hours being serenaded by the many birds in my area.