Updated July 2021. Everything you need for identifying birds in Hawaii. Includes all native and endemic birds, introduced birds, regularly-seen seabirds and shorebirds, common migrant waterfowl. Built-in sounds for most forest & tall grass birds.
- Find birds by Habitat, Color, Name
- Play sound for most birds
- Play video for many birds (internet required)
- Save birds in Logbook, add field notes, email Logbook (text only)
- Direct link to Wikipedia article for each bird.
- Links to useful birding websites.
- Designed for iPhone but also plays well on iPad.
Not included: rare migrant waterfowl and a few very localized introduced birds.
Created by John Hoover, author of Hawaii's best-selling marine life ID books: The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes, and: Hawaii's Sea Creatures, a Guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates. Check them out on Amazon
Tiny technical fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Great app for birding in Hawai’i
My wife and I just returned from the Big Island and used this app a lot. It had all the features we desired, with a simple, logical layout and the ability to search by habitat type, color, or name. High-quality photos, video, and sounds made it easy to identify birds. The description of each species provided just the right amount of information for in the field (including where to find each species) and the links to Wikipedia pages were really convenient to learn more. One thing we really liked was that all endemic were clearly identified and could be searched for separately. Because so many of Hawai’i’s birds are exotics, we also liked that exotic birds were described with the same level of detail, and with helpful explanations of when, why, and where they were introduced. We highly recommend this app for anyone interested in Hawai’i’s incredible birds, whether you are an occasional or professional birder.
I have found Bird ID Hawai`i to be the perfect companion on my weekly bike rides across Kawainui Marsh, though Norfolk and around Kaelepulu. The information about each bird is interesting and concise. It has helped me gain a deeper appreciation for the many birds I see and has peaked my interest to learn more. Highly recommended!
An extremely well crafted app. The interface is obvious, intuitive, and very useful in the field. A rarity in software these days. The author clearly spent the time to get it right. Now if he could just bring back all the birds that man has exterminated through stupidity.
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- John P Hoover
- 167 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2014-2019 John P. Hoover
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.