iBird Pro Guide to Birds 4+

Field Guide to North America

Mitch Waite Group

Designed for iPad

    • 3.3 • 446 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Added Lifetime subscription and moved Birdipedia to first menu on species pages. Coming soon: iBirdGPT.

iBird Pro is a self-contained, take-anywhere-no-Internet-required app that turns your iPhone into a field guide to birds of North America, the United Kingdom, and Hawaii. iBird is superior to other birding apps because of the following features:

NO INTERNET REQUIRED: Unlike many birding apps today, iBird Pro has a built-in database so that you can use the app anywhere, even with no Internet access.

Get ready for a thrilling avian adventure with iBird Pro, the ultimate birdwatching companion that transforms your iPhone into a dazzling field guide! Unleash the power of iBird Pro, the birding aficionado's dream come true, and explore the magnificent world of birds across North America, the United Kingdom, the enchanting island nation of Palau, and the tropical paradise of Hawaii.

Experience the iBird advantage, packed with extraordinary features that make birding an exhilarating experience:

Offline Access: Wander off the beaten path, and iBird Pro's built-in database will accompany you, empowering you to explore bird species, even in the most remote corners of the world, without needing an internet connection.

Advanced Search: Unleash your inner Sherlock Holmes with our patented parametric search engine that helps you identify birds like a pro. Utilize 35 attributes such as GPS location, color, habitat, bill shape, and song type to quickly and accurately pinpoint the bird you've spotted.

Stunning Illustrations: iBird Pro, the only app boasting high-resolution, hand-drawn illustrations for every species, captures the essence of birds in all their glory. Revel in detailed images of males, females, juveniles, birds in flight, and plumage variations, making identification a breeze.

Vivid Photos: Immerse yourself in our ever-growing collection of over 4,000 mesmerizing photographs, capturing species in a myriad of settings and environments. iBird Pro uniquely fuses illustrations and photographs for a comprehensive birding experience.

Songs and Calls: Sharpen your birding skills with over 4,000 birdsong and bird-call recordings, ideal for confirming IDs or when a bird remains elusive but vocal.

Photo Recognition: Unveil the magic of iBird's innovative Photo Sleuth app, harnessing cutting-edge AI technology to identify bird species from any photograph, even those that are low-quality or unclear. Note: Photo Sleuth is a separate app called from iBird. Discover how Photo Sleuth works: bit.ly/ibirdphoto.

Detailed Range Maps: Uncover the secrets of each species with iBird Pro's intricate range maps, showcasing year-round habitats, migration patterns, and more.

Embark on a captivating journey through the world of birding with iBird Pro and experience unrivaled features that will skyrocket your birdwatching escapades to new heights!

PREVIOUS USERS. If you previously purchased iBird Pro, the subscription app is free for one year. Tap the Previous Owner button to access the free subscription while in the iBird app’s “7-day trial” offer. iBird will check and unlock your previous ownership receipt for a free year. If iBird can’t find your receipt, it will present a screen so you can email us, and we’ll forward the offer code.

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What’s New

Version 13.4.1

* Replaced “Feeders” on species page menu with “Birdipedia”
* Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
446 Ratings

446 Ratings

Memoleithe ,

Still haven’t got spectrograms right

An excellent app, have used versions for years, not happy about consolidation of the apps, but it was getting confusing with all the similar apps.

One problem with the earlier versions of iBird is they claimed to have spectrograms. They were not spectrograms. However this version now, at last, has spectrograms.

The bad news is their y-axis is twice as large as it need be. Looks like 20 kHz rather than the more standard 8-10 kHz. This means the diagnostic rise and fall of the birds’ song is nearly a straight line. It’s like plotting the rise in temperature from freezing point to boiling point on a graph that goes from 0 C or -32 F to 1000 degrees: the graph of temp increase incline will barely be seen.

As well, these spectrograms are so small that even if they were set onto a useful y-axis they’d be hard to see relevant details and diagnostic features.

The big question then is, why bother putting spectrograms on there if they can’t be used the way they’re intended? Either remove them completely, or talk to those of us who work in bioacoustics about how to present spectrograms so they can utilized for their intended usage. Check Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, talk to those folks about bird songs and spectrograms. Or see the Peterson Guide to Eastern Bird Sounds, or talk to the author (Nathan Pieplow) or see his blog earbirding.com. See what wildtrax.ca is doing with spectrograms—now there’s an app just waiting to be developed!

The Mitch Waite group leaped ahead of other bird guides. It is now in the position to be overtaken (see The Warbler Guide app...that surpasses all other guides and I believe they’re aiming to do the same thing for all birds). But, they still have the chance to lead the pack again. They did it once. They can do it again.

~Wonko the Sane ,

Rip Off for Previous Owners - DO NOT UPDATE

Like many other recent reviewers, I previously purchased this app at full price and have found it useful for many years. With the latest update, you are presented with a subscription signup and no way to access the previously purchased content without subscribing. The “Previous Owner? / Special Offer” button does nothing (tries to restore purchases, but then says no purchases or subscriptions found). I have reported this to Apple as a ripoff / scam. Very disappointing.

MDGST1300 ,

Forced to pay a subscription

I purchased the iBird Pro app in good faith, now I am forced to buy a subscription. I have immediately deleted the app and I hope this new direction works for the developers, it doesn’t work for me. I should get my purchase cost refunded.

App Privacy

The developer, Mitch Waite Group, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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