‘It’s much more convenient than taking a big book with you...the Collins app is fantastic.’
– Chris Packham, Metro

‘The Collins Bird Guide app is destined to become a real triumph, the ultimate in field guide apps — and deservedly so.’
– BirdGuides

The Collins Bird Guide App combines world-class illustrations and comprehensive information with intuitive design to create the ultimate field guide for passionate birders and casual birdwatchers alike. The app is based on the landmark book by Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström, universally acknowledged as the standard European field guide. This definitive work has been reimagined for iPad and iPhone by birders for birders.

The Collins Bird Guide App provides everything you need to identify a species quickly and learn about it thoroughly. Immerse yourself in the exceptional illustrations, maps, calls and concise text. Use the powerful search filter and curated confusion lists to focus in on a species. The Collins Bird Guide App is an essential companion always to hand on your iPhone, and available to browse in full glory on your iPad.

Features include:

• Over 700 species covered
• 3500+ beautiful illustrations by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström
• Detailed text covering habitat, range, identification and voice by Lars Svensson
• Record sightings, location and date with the listing tool
• Powerful search filter
• Intuitive design to quickly and easily swipe through species
• Curated lists of confusable species
• Over 750 carefully selected songs and calls – many by Lars Svensson
• Select species names from 18 languages
• Expertly edited video clips for all 794 species in the app (In-App Purchases)
• Available in English, Swedish, Norwegian, French and German
• Weighs nothing!

As well as the optional video library, the app incorporates British Trust for Ornithology/BirdWatch Ireland/Scottish Ornithologists' Club Bird Atlas 2007–11 mapping data as an in-app purchase, providing the most comprehensive location mapping of any bird guide app.

Find out more about the app and its creators:

The Collins Bird Guide app requires iOS 9.0 or later.

If you like the Collins Bird Guide app, don’t forget to share the app, rate it and leave a review.

What’s New

Version 1.6.9

Improvements to Greek species names

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

escarmouth ,

Guide Ornitho

App que tout ornithologue (amateur) devrait avoir. C’est moins encombrant que le guide Ornitho tout en étant aussi complet. En plus on peut écouter les cris et chants de chaque espèce. Bref je recommande sans restriction.

Yves700 ,

Une référence !

Excellente application, encore mieux que le livre que je possède aussi car on peut agrandir les planches et mieux voir les détails du plumage par exemple. Il y a aussi les chants et cris, extrêmement utiles. Une seule chose manque cruellement et pourtant simple à réaliser : une liste de favoris,... Le guide regroupe plus de 900 espèces mais vivant en Belgique, seule une partie m’intéresse tout particulièrement. Pouvoir mettre en favori la liste des espèces qui m’interessent et pouvoir en un clic avoir accès à la planche et à la description de l’oiseau serait vraiment d’une grande utilité. La liste des oiseaux observés ne permet pas de cliquer sur l’espèce et avoir accès à la fiche, ce qui est dommage aussi.

Alexbelg ,

Overrated, and overpaid!

Nice guide but why can't it be refunded? You provide no test or trial version. Also, this app is not very useful to beginners : it provides no filtering by individual country, but only but Western Europe! The birds are therefore not representative of the place you are in. Other (free or paid) app are much more precise to identify birds.


NatureGuides Ltd.
933.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Swedish

Age Rating
16,99 €
In-App Purchases
  1. Video Library Volume 1 – Common Birds of NW Europe 6,99 €
  2. Video Library Volume 2 – Less Common & Local Species 9,99 €
  3. BTO Atlas Maps Pack 2,29 €


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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