Birds of the Western Palearctic – BWP – is the definitive reference for everyone with a serious interest in birding and ornithology. Fifteen years ago we published all 11 printed volumes on DVD-ROM. Now we have fully overhauled this renowned BWPi for iOS and macOS. We have refreshed the design, breathed new life into the plates, added a comprehensive video library, integrated unique breeding birds content and updated taxonomy with new species and splits.

Comprehensive coverage of every species that regularly occurs in the region, with sections on Field Characters, Habitat, Breeding, Distribution, Population, Movements, Social Pattern and Behaviour, Voice, Food, Plumages, Moults, Measurements and Geographical Variation.

The app covers every species known to have occurred within the region, and we will be updating the app as new species occur (White-chinned Petrel anyone?).

• 1,013 species covered
• 5,473 illustrations
• 1,040 songs and calls
• Video for 880 species
• 644 distribution maps
• 10,177 photos of breeding stages
• 1,557 line drawings showing behaviour
• 288 life cycle diagrams
• 2,446 tables
• 37,690 references
• 5,250,000 words of text!
• Species names are translated into 25 languages

The distribution and population data have not been updated since BWP was originally published, and some species have changed significantly since then.

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

Fixed a crash on updating to BWP 1.2
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This update includes multiple bug fixes and performance improvements, more sounds and some language updates. Lastly we've also added some of the species new to the region.

App Privacy

The developer, NatureGuides Ltd., 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.

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

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