Big Year Birding - Great Britain offers all birders from novice to expert a fast and easy way to record sightings in the field.

Big Year Birding - Great Britain offers all birders from novice to expert a fast and easy way to record sightings in the field.

Whether you are doing a Big Year, local Christmas Bird Count or simply keeping track of the birds in your own backyard, Big Year Birding - Great Britain makes recording your sightings easy, fun and fast! You can even create eBird upload files with the simple click of a button!

You spotted a bird? Click “add sighting” and the App. immediately records the time, date and the exact location using GPS coordinates (including city, state and nation). Your bird will be displayed with a photo icon on a map and in a sighting table, sortable by date or bird. Start entering the name of the bird in the “bird search” bar and the app will pull up a list of birds.

Out in the field or a vehicle? Tap the eBird Button and recent bird sightings in your vicinity. Another tap gives you directions to that recent sighting.

Identified the bird by ear? In the “comments” section, click on the “identified by ear” button and it will be noted. The same can be done with buttons for male, female, and to identify the setting as a public or private site. There is also plenty of space to enter your own comments. Tap the “count” button and scroll to quickly enter the number you have sighted.

The App works great in remote areas without internet and/or mobile connections.

Every North America bird species recognized by the  British Ornithologists' Union is available in the Big Year Birding - Great Britain database. When you enter a bird, you will see its photo. Like your own photo better? Simply click “Your Photos” and you can add it. There are links to the Wikipedia web sites for more information about your bird.

Chose the wrong bird? No problem, you can easily delete it before adding it to your list by choosing “cancel”. If you’ve already added it, swipe to the left and you will see an option to delete it.

e-Bird Recent Sightings Feature . . . identifies species reported nearby your current location (or a user specified location). Recent sightings are reported in a table (sortable by name, location or date) and plotted on a map. Tap of a button provides turn by turn directions.

You can manually enter very, very unusual erratics for England, Scotland or Wales but you shouldn't have to as the app currently lists 579 birds.

Export your sighting (or a subset) to another device with Big Year Birding - Great Britain installed. Ideal if you use an iPhone in the field and an iPad at home or if you're sharing lists among family and/or friends.

Big Year Birding - Great Britain is highly customizable. Set the app to display your sightings by date, location or bird. Choose to view all of your birds, those spotted on specific dates, by specific location or display your unique birds only. With one tap you can get your life list, your year to date list, your home state list, or review your sightings in previous years

Your sightings can be shared through text, email, social media like Facebook, and uploaded to your eBird account.

Created by birders for birders, Big Year Birding - Great Britain is sure to become as indispensable in the field as your pair of binoculars!

What’s New

Version 1.54

Minor fixes to Criteria Screen

App Privacy

The developer, PVI Maine LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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