New to bird watching? Having difficulty distinguishing between the seabirds? Most books and apps only give you information about the birds but what if you don't know what birds you are looking at? Developed by a young female skipper on the East Coast who was once new to bird watching and struggled with identifying the seabirds.
British Coastal Bird ID does exactly that - by answering yes or no to a simple series of questions it will guide you to identify the bird you have spotted. You can alternatively view these questions on the full overview diagram if you prefer that method instead of the Q&A's. Once you have identified your find you can view if this is a resident bird or a migratory bird from the map provided and from which country it has travelled when entering into the UK, along with an image of the bird and its conservation concern status. Includes 106 wading birds, male and female in winter and breeding plumage, with simple migration maps, images of the birds and their conservation concern status.

No internet access required.

Available on iPad and iPhone devices.

No in app purchases, no hidden charges, no adverts.

Once you have used the British Coastal Bird ID app to identify your bird you can go back to the books for further information to learn all about that coastal bird.

What’s New

Version 1.3

Changed the app name as it was difficult for users to search in App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Stratly ,

Shows excellent potential

This is a great little app.
With a bit of tweaking on the Q&As to include more size detail, month of observation and possibly the bird call, this app will move from niche to mainstream.
I suspect a great deal of work and research has gone into it, together with years of practical observations, and it certainly shows.
The notes indicate that the developer is a ship's captain; an excellent occupation within which to observe sea birds.

A Mersea Resident ,

Brilliantly handy....

Well done Stacey. Excellent App. It's encouraged me to actively identity birds and remember what they're called (no jokes, please.....)
A very good fun educational tool.

Stratly ,

Shows excellent potential

This is a good little app which possibly needs a little work.
It could be vastly improved if:-
1)The bird images were much higher resolution.
2)Q & A on the size of the bird.
3) Q & A on the month of observation.
4) Q & A more appearance clues
5) Provide a range of possibilities with high res pics & some details about the birds.
If these features were incorporated, it could move from niche to mainstream.
All in all, however, a great little app. Worth the money.


Stacey Belbin
74.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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