Bird Nerd is your digital pocket guide for New Zealand birds.

Identify our birds:
Not sure what bird you saw? Using machine-learning magic Bird Nerd can help you figure out what a bird is using your microphone, camera or questionnaire.

Learn about our birds:
Bird Nerd features more than 10,000 words of hand-written, bite-sized, app-friendly info on all our best birds. Learn more about your faves and find out about birds you never knew existed.

Hear our bird calls:
You can use Bird Nerd to playback the calls of our birds. This can help you identify a bird you heard or even chat with the friendlier birds in the wild*.

Keep track of what birds you've spotted and what birds you're still yet to meet. Can you 100% New Zealand?

Fact of the day:
Brighten up your mornings with a new bird related tid-bit delivered straight to your phone everyday.

Show off your Bird Nerdery by contributing your own facts, tips, pictures and even reviews.

Ever notice our birds tend to hang out far away from wifi hotspots and 4g reception? Thankfully Bird Nerd is 100% offline compatible and will work wherever you roam.

* Do be considerate when playing bird calls in the wild. Excessive playback can worry some of our more territorial birds.

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

This release fixes a crash that was effecting some iPad users. Thanks to those who let me know about this issue.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Tessietoes ,

Beautiful, delightful, and informative!

Such a gorgeous app, with playful quintessential kiwi humour, and great information on the local bird life in NZ. I have learnt so much in a short time and have even been able to identify a few bird calls from sitting in the backyard! Would give more stars if I could!!

G Hana Maru ,

Works well, fun facts too

Love this app. I really like the fact of the day and the identifier feature. Would love to see future updates include more calls. I still get confused by the different calls of some of the introduced finches.

iamchopper ,

Bird Nerd, where have you been all my life‽

Wow, I can’t tell you how long I waited for this app. Perfect companion for those trips to Zealandia when you see and hear a million different birds.
This should be compulsory for ever tourist that sets foot in New Zealand.
12/10 Bird Nerd you rock!


Chris Hawkins
240.7 MB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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