Collins British Bird Guide takes 262 of the most commonly seen British & Irish bird species from the award-winning Collins Bird Guide and presents them in the same easy-to-use practical format. Search for a species by location, time of year or plumage traits; browse the stunning illustrations by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström; read the authoritative text by Lars Svensson; check distribution against the up-to-date maps taken from Bird Atlas 2007–2011; or listen to any of the hundreds of sound recordings.

Praise for the Collins Bird Guide app:

‘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

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

- New shortcut to view more species languages (can be customised through the in-app settings)
- Added Greek species names
- Other language fixes, including to Catalan

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

buffscrag71 ,

First rate app

Returning to birding in the UK after 20+ years, I wondered if I would need to dig out my old guidebooks, or if there was a suitable app to do the job. Well, this app certainly does and more besides. As well as the excellent plates and descriptions found in the books, this includes a variety of calls and songs, the ability to directly compare common ‘confusion species’ and access to a comprehensive library of video clips (the latter for a few quid more, but well worth it in my opinion). For me, this is the ultimate modern British birding guide for anyone in the novice to serious amateur bracket.

Bobb, ,

A comprehensive guide

Having this on my phone means I always have a comprehensive field guide with me. It is easy to use and covers 99% of the birds you are likely to come across in the uk.
The descriptions of the birds are good, with the added bonus of breeding and wintering maps, a general habitat guide and most helpfully a songs and calls recording.
To make it more user friendly the search function could make suggestions after the first characters entered but otherwise a great app and well worth the money.

Devonian11 ,


I purchased this app as I was looking for something decent to identify the various birds that frequent my garden and bird feeders. I find it very intuitive to use and like the line drawings of the birds, which include male, female and juvenile in both summer and winter plumage. Most include a song/call of the bird you are currently viewing. My brother-in-law is a serious 'twitcher' and reckons this app is as good as he has seen for the money and will be recommending it. 5 stars from me!


NatureGuides Ltd.
1.2 GB

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


English, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Swedish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. UK Video Library £4.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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