Smart Bird ID (UK & Europe‪)‬ 4+

Identify birds you see & hear

Yellow Cardinal Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Identify birds with your camera or your microphone! Just point to the bird and we'll ID it for you. Over 1000 bird species from the UK (England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland) and the rest of Europe are available, with plenty more from around the world.

With Smart Bird ID, you’ll:

• Instantly identify birds by sound (song ID) or image (photo ID)
• Add observations to your journal, and sync them across your devices
• Share your identified birds with others, and learn more about birds in your area
• Listen to bird calls and songs, and learn their sound repertoire
• Improve your identification skills with fun quizzes
• Set alerts to be notified when specific birds are near or in your garden

Why you’ll love Smart Bird ID:

• Beautiful design and simple to use, whether you’re a beginner or an advanced birder
• Easy-to-maintain lists help you keep track of the birds in your garden or in the field
• Huge international community, with birders sharing observations every day
• Works offline so you can ID birds everywhere
• Built & designed by a birder that’s sweating the details to make the perfect birding app

Upgrade to Smart Bird ID Pro to:

• Unlock every feature in the app with no ads
• Never lose an identified bird with cloud backup (includes photos, video and audio)
• Sync your observations across your devices
• Create memorable bird lists like life, year and yard lists
• Create a birding profile and share your observations with the community
• Set bird alerts to know about visitors in your garden or backyard
• Unlock international birds

If you purchase a Smart Bird ID Pro annual membership, payment will be charged to your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current subscription period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current subscription period.
Automatic renewals will cost the same price you were originally charged for the subscription.
Subscriptions may be managed by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription.

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What’s New

Version 4.1.3

- Improvements to bird ID (photo ID and song ID)
- Earn medals for the content you post with your bird identifications
- Unlock stickers as you identify new birds
- Discover our new bird academy
- 11 new birds from England, Scotland & Ireland

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.8K Ratings

5.8K Ratings

skippyparfo1707 ,

Great learning tool for my daughter

Can not believe I have only just found this app!

My 10 year old daughter Holly has become a keen little bird spotter and being that we live in a quiet and scenic welsh valley - wildlife is rife. She has recently put up a bird table in the garden that she asked for as a birthday present and has lots of little visitors. We have hedgehogs and foxes but the birdie visitors to the garden were leaving me stumped because by the time I found books to try and identify them - they had flown away! Thankfully I discovered this app and at the click of a button we can see and identify the birds in our garden. We have chaffinchs, house sparrows, Eurasian jackdaws, blackbirds, starlings, wood pigeons and have even seen several red kits soaring the skies above our house (we haven’t quite figured out how to feed them yet) but we are looking forward to sitting outside and using the microphone to identify the other birds later! Great app!

His Manager ,

Good but …

I’m an occasional birdwatcher, not a twitcher! I used to have a great UK id/spotting app, simple and straightforward. As iPhones developed it became obsolete and now I find the apps overloaded and cumbersome. This is the closest I’ve got to my old favourite. If you have an idea of the bird it’s relatively easy to scroll though and find it and the search function works well. I like the links to Google videos and the ability to filter down to regional (UK) level. However, limited sounds/calls; there’s an option for one time add-on purchases but comes up as “not available”. I really don’t want (and in these time can’t justify) the full monthly subscription just to get the one extra feature I want. I assume the ID from recording a sample is also a paid ad-on as I can’t access it. One thing I’d like to see is more options for recording sightings - “heard/sound only”. We have curlew passing thru here on way to moorland breeding grounds but for last two years have heard them all summer and suspect they’re nesting - we hear them but never see them. As an endangered species it would be good to record that.

Dasher n Prancer ,

Not quite as advertised

After reviewing the specs of this app and the reviews I downloaded the app only to find out that I wasn’t able to access the birdsong identifier. The specs stated that it was compatible with my iPhone (6plus). I couldn’t find the birdsong section and found it was a extra purchase at £3.99 which I thought was reasonable so downloaded it. Still couldn’t find it so contacted developer. Very helpful guy. He stated I needed iOS 13. He also stated there was a free section with the app but I had purchased the full version.
Unfortunately 6plus only goes up to 12.4.6 with phone stating I was up to date. Contacted Apple who stated the app would only work on iOS 13 which meant iPhone 8 onwards. They refunded me the money. Obviously the freebie section doesn’t work without iOS 13 as I couldn’t access that either.
The app itself from what I could access was brilliant and if I was to upgrade my phone I would consider the app again.
My only gripe is this should have been made obvious on the specs of the app. This info needs updating.

App Privacy

The developer, Yellow Cardinal Inc., 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

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