eBird 4+

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell University

Designed for iPad

    • Free



eBird Mobile makes it easy to record the birds you see in the field, and seamlessly link these observations with eBird--a global online database of bird records used by hundreds of thousands of birders around the world. This free resource makes it easy to keep track of what you see, while making your data openly available for scientific research, education, and conservation. eBird Mobile is the only app that passes information directly from the iOS device to your eBird account on the web.


- Enter bird observations from any location around the world.
- Full global taxonomy based on The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World.
- Common names available in local languages (e.g., Portuguese names in Brazil or in Portugal).
- Checklists customized for your location and time of year, showing most likely species based on eBird data.
- Rare species flagged during data entry and on the checklist.
- "Record as you go" functionality for incremental list keeping and counting while birding.
- GPS enabled location plotting to ensure accuracy.
- Map tools that enable selecting from hundreds of thousands of eBird "Hotspots."
- Full offline functionality, enabling use in places with limited or no Internet connection.
- Trip and Day list functionality that makes it easy to keep track of your species list on a particular outing.
- Support for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
- Entire app translated to German, Mandarin, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Turkish, and Dutch.

What’s New

Version 2.20.4

Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

RhiRhiHughes ,

My boyfriend loves this app more than me

It’s a good app but my boyfriend loves it more than me. That’s fine, he is after all an ornithologist, but I’m just warning any birder girlfriends out there that your man is about to be texting bird notes more than he texts you (satire, I’m excited to get on the hype and use it myself).

agile itil prince ,

Fantastic in partnership with Merlin

These two apps together are amazing for amateur and professional birders.
Just one tiny thing - I accidentally added a bird to my Lifelist in the wrong part of the world. I can neither delete or edit the entry!
Keep up the fantastic work. So much help for bird conservation everywhere!!!

MrMailliw ,

Awesome app

Thanks for adding explore hotspots to the app, so useful and it looks amazing.

Keep on improving this, a link to the bird info like you have in Bird ID app when viewing in hotspot list would be great too.

App Privacy

The developer, Cornell University, 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 Linked to You

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

  • Location

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab
NestWatch by the Cornell Lab
NOISE Project
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