‘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

The Collins Bird Guide App combines world-class illustrations and comprehensive information with intuitive design to create the ultimate field guide for passionate birders and casual birdwatchers alike. The app is based on the landmark book by Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström, universally acknowledged as the standard European field guide. This definitive work has been reimagined for iPad and iPhone by birders for birders.

The Collins Bird Guide App provides everything you need to identify a species quickly and learn about it thoroughly. Immerse yourself in the exceptional illustrations, maps, calls and concise text. Use the powerful search filter and curated confusion lists to focus in on a species. The Collins Bird Guide App is an essential companion always to hand on your iPhone, and available to browse in full glory on your iPad.

Features include:

• Over 700 species covered
• 3500+ beautiful illustrations by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström
• Detailed text covering habitat, range, identification and voice by Lars Svensson
• Record sightings, location and date with the listing tool
• Powerful search filter
• Intuitive design to quickly and easily swipe through species
• Curated lists of confusable species
• Over 750 carefully selected songs and calls – many by Lars Svensson
• Select species names from 18 languages
• Expertly edited video clips for all 794 species in the app (In-App Purchases)
• Available in English, Swedish, Norwegian, French and German
• Weighs nothing!

As well as the optional video library, the app incorporates British Trust for Ornithology/BirdWatch Ireland/Scottish Ornithologists' Club Bird Atlas 2007–11 mapping data as an in-app purchase, providing the most comprehensive location mapping of any bird guide app.

Find out more about the app and its creators:

The Collins Bird Guide app requires iOS 9.0 or later.

If you like the Collins Bird Guide app, don’t forget to share the app, rate it and leave a review.

What’s New

Version 1.7.6

Minor bug fixes and tweaks

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

1squidge ,


So handy to have out in the field.
Together with the in-app purchases it works out slightly more expensive but in my opinion they are worthwhile. Gives the right amount of information on each bird plus excellent vids. Able to zoom in on the plates, compare species or if you don't know the species put in best description and it will give you the closest results. You can also keep lists.
Updates have kept up with taxonomic changes.
A worthwhile purchase especially if weight saving when out and about or travelling.

Deco_1963a ,

Great Overall but beware the in-app purchases

videos. Disappointing.

Update: The March 2015 update has resolved these issues Ann I am fully satisfied and have amended by rating accordingly.

In-App Purchases

BTO Atlas Maps Pack
Breeding and Wintering maps for 271 species
DDA Maps
Distribution for 269 species in Germany
Video Library Volume 1
Common Birds of North West Europe
Video Library Volume 2
Less Common & Local Species
Video Library Volume 3
Rare & Vagrant Species

App Privacy

The developer, NatureGuides Ltd., has 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.

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


NatureGuides Ltd.
1.1 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. BTO Atlas Maps Pack €2.29
  2. Video Library Volume 1 €6.99
  3. Video Library Volume 2 €9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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