Birds of Britain Pocket Guide 4+

A handy guide to British birds

Spiny Software Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • $2.99



Our apps are British-made, by British naturalists - we know our stuff! Fantastic photos, songs, calls, distribution maps and detailed information for over 200 birds - all the common and best known birds in Britain arranged by family or alphabetically. The specially written bird notes cover the appearance, habitat, diet, lifespan, nesting habits, rarity status, and distribution in Britain, as well as interesting facts.

The photo-based Bird Finder will quickly identify a mystery bird, then you can mark it as seen, add your own photos, and make a note about it. Automatically note the current date, time, latitude, longitude and Grid Reference. The app includes iCloud syncing, so that if you have more than one device (iPhone, iPod or iPad) your sightings will automatically synchronise.

"I don't say this often, but you guys should charge more for this neat little piece of work! I almost feel guilty now, for the price!" - AppStore review

Great features! This is the ONLY budget British bird app with the following features:
• A photo-based BIRD FINDER based on appearance, habitat, location, date and more
• Carefully selected photos of MALES, FEMALES and JUVENILES, to show the main features
• Labelled photos of KEY FEATURES
• A HISTORY feature to make it easy to go back to the last bird you looked at
• Select the birds for the area WHERE YOU LIVE
• European distribution maps for EVERY BIRD
• A BACK-UP system so you can save your data
• iCLOUD syncing to synchronise your sightings across your devices

The Pocket Birds app includes birds that are likely to be seen without making a special trip, plus well-known species. Want more? For the full works, look for Birds of Britain Pro: A Field Guide.

What’s New

Version 2.3.0

Updated to run correctly on all current devices.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

CasualBirder67 ,

Casual birder

Used this app in England, Guernsey and in Normandy, France. Supposed to be for England but was mostly fine for Northern France. (Only avocet and bluethroat seen in France not in app) I'd highly recommend! Songs & calls help a lot on the field. I was traveling in mid-summer so the juvenile pics were also useful. This is well organized and indexed. Don't know how well it would work for a beginning birder, but i thought it was great. I never got much out of the bird finder option. Wish there was an app like this for all of Europe!

Sakamoto-Sakamoto-san!!! ,


Great app! Intuitive to use and feature rich! I appreciate its ability to record sightings too. Makes me want to go find them all. Love it!

Sav08 ,

Very good

Awesome app!!!!!!!!

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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