Identify birds with your camera or your microphone! Just point to the bird and we'll ID it for you. Over 1000 bird species from the United States (USA) and Canada are available, with plenty more from around the world.

With Smart Bird ID, you’ll:

• Identify birds by sound (song ID) or image (video or photo ID)
• Add your observations to your journal, and sync them across your devices
• Share your identified birds with others, and learn more about birds in your area
• Listen to bird songs, and learn more with photos and videos
• Improve your identification skills with fun quizzes

Why you’ll love Smart Bird ID:

• Beautiful design and simple to use, wether you’re a beginner or an advanced birder
• Easy-to-maintain lists help you keep track of the birds in your backyard or in the field
• Huge international community, with birders sharing observations every day
• Works offline so you can ID birds everywhere
• Built & designed by a birder that’s sweating the details to make the perfect birding app

Upgrade to Smart Bird ID Pro to:

• Unlock every feature in the app with no ads
• Never lose an identified bird with cloud backup (includes photos, video and audio)
• Sync your observations across your devices
• Create memorable bird lists like life, year and yard lists
• Create a birding profile and share your observations with the community
• Unlock international birds

If you purchase a Smart Bird ID Pro annual membership, payment will be charged to your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current subscription period.
Automatic renewals will cost the same price you were originally charged for the subscription.
Subscriptions may be managed by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription.

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What’s New

Version 3.50.1

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9.8K Ratings

9.8K Ratings

Tomb915 ,

I Think I May Be A Birder Now

I’ve never been interested in birds really. But sitting outside on my deck this summer I kept hearing a bird that had a unique call unlike most I hear in my back yard. I said to my family, “Wouldn’t it be cool if there was an app like Shazam but for bird songs to help identify the species?” Next thing you know I’m in the Apple store buying this app! The next time I heard that bird I quickly whipped out the app and used the search feature with sound recording. It positively identified it as a California Quail (a bird I am familiar with but not the song/call apparently). In the app I played the male California Quail call and this bird left his perch from my neighbors tree and flew aggressively right at me! I think he was planning to take me on until he got a little closer and realized I was a bit bigger than him! He perched in the other neighbor’s tree and resumed his song. I went inside and had my daughter come out to see if it was just a fluke or what. I played the male call again and sure enough he left his perch and flew to our roof top just over the deck where we were standing and peeked over at us to be sure we weren’t another male quail invading his territory. Then he flew off. Super cool experience! Super cool app!

Smokeydog1957 ,

Goodbye Books!

Fabulous app for a novice or seasoned bird watcher! For years, my husband and I have been searching through books trying to identify birds. No more! I even used a picture of a bird that my husband took last year to identify it. Amazing, had it within 10 seconds. Then I took my phone onto the deck to identify what bird the beautiful song was coming from, and bingo, just a few seconds and I had it. We have a number of bird feeders, and all I need to do is aim my camera on my phone at a bird, and within seconds I know what kind of “customers” are calling. As an added bonus, the yearly subscription was 50% off! For $10, I no longer need to frantically page through bird books, trying to remember every detail of a bird, and arguing with my husband as to what it is! Great app, great price and great timesaver! I highly recommend it.

Shark cake! :) ,

Good, but needs an update!

Let me start off by saying that for the most part, this app is great! It usually correctly identifies birds for me. It also provides a lot of information. I like how we can not only identify birds by picture, but by sound, too! That being said, sometimes it won’t properly identify the bird even if the picture or sound is clear. This can be frustrating. Another frustrating problem is that I can’t see other user’s bird photos. (I can only see the default photo of the bird.) I also tried going on the map to view my birds and photos, but I couldn’t view my photos that I attached when looking at the map. It only showed the default photos for that bird. Even when I clicked on my id, it just brought up the bird species and information about it. My photos can only be viewed in the journal section. It would be really cool if you could view other user’s photos as well as your own photos on the map. With people’s photos being shown and not just the default, maybe a feature could also be added where we can agree or disagree with their identification. I think this feature would really improve the app!


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App Privacy

The developer, Yellow Cardinal Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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