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BirdsEye is a unique and powerful tool that helps you discover the birds around you and find the birds you want to see. See more birds with BirdsEye!

BirdsEye is the perfect tool for birders of any level, naturalists and educators. The free version of BirdsEye also includes stunning and detailed photographs from many top birders, bird photographers and guides.

"Best invention for birding since binoculars"... Kenn Kaufman, author of the famed Kaufman Field Guides to Birds of North America

"A landmark in birding"… John Fitzpatrick, Director, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

BirdsEye is great for beginning and intermediate birders as a free download. Explore the 100 most common birds near you (or for any spot on earth), and learn about the birds you are most likely to see in your yard or the local park.

When you are ready to see more, paid subscriptions give you access to every countable species in your region or worldwide.


• See customized lists of birds reported recently near you, at birding hotspots, or any random point on earth!
• Sea seasonal abundance for each bird for that location
• View recent eBird sightings and get driving directions to each one

• See a list of “needs” - species recently reported nearby that aren't on your selected life or year list
• Reports of rare and notable birds in your area and across the ABA region
• Automatically sync your life or year lists with eBird for the ABA area, world, country, state or even county!

• Find additional content in the Bird Guide Store for other continents, including sounds, images and bird-finding tips from local experts.
• Set Favorite Locations for your destinations to scope out recent sightings
• Get driving directions right to any hotspot or sighting
• Support for bird names in several languages

We have partnered with Birdsounds.nl, the premier online store selling bird sounds packages for many regions around the world. Access these extensive collections of bird songs from right inside of BirdsEye.

Currently available sound packages include:
Bird Sounds of Costa Rica, Brazil, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Mexico, Northern Siberia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Peru, Colombia, Belgium and Holland, and Malaysia!

Most BirdsEye functionality is available to all of our users. Certain premium features require a regional or world membership to unlock their full potential. Premium features include:
• More checklists for species on the Rare Bird Alert
• Rare Bird Alert - see the latest reported ABA rarities and eBird checklist
• Search for Notables up to 250 miles from current location
• Unlimited Favorite Locations
• View Bird List for any month of the year
• Downloading content for offline use

A NOTE ON MEMBERSHIPS: In addition to regional memberships, we offer a World membership that gives you access to all of the birds on earth and several other features. Your membership helps pay for our ongoing efforts to create the most innovative and powerful birding apps in the world. We do not and have never earned a profit on the sale of this app, but do it to support the birding community. Memberships, donations and the contributions of photos help us keep making BirdsEye better.

To get your membership, just launch BirdsEye and go to the Store. You'll see a membership option. The first monthly payment will be charged to your iTunes Account when you confirm your purchase.

Your BIRDSEYE memberships and subscriptions renew each month and your iTunes account will be charged automatically. You can turn off auto-renew at any point from your iTunes account settings. See birdseyebirding.com/privacy for more information.

We are committed to supporting the birding community and bird conservation through the eBird project. Our goal is to encourage participation through BirdsEye.

What’s New

Version 2.5

Here is a new release just in time for your holiday birding!

We’re pleased to announce a new release with a key improvement to BirdsEye - more robust offline content.

The newest release of BirdsEye provides for better offline experience by making the offline data - photos and text - available for a longer period of time. The old version cleared the data after a period of time, and unfortunately this may have coincided with the time you needed oo be offline most - when traveling to a remote location without good internet. You don’t have to worry about that, your offline data will stick around.

Thanks for all the great reviews and support this year, we have a lot of exciting things planned for 2017 and hope you'll keep giving us feedback about how we can make BirdsEye the best bird finding app in the world!

# The Details for the 2.5 update

• more robust offline use capabilities
• iOS 11 formatting supported.
• general bug fixes and improvements

If you feel generous or have a couple of minutes, please take some time to leave a rating and review on the App Store. It makes a huge difference to us. Thank you so very much.

We love hearing from you! Get in touch with us at support@getbirdseye.com, @birdseyebirding on Twitter, and facebook.com/birdseye.nature.apps.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
688 Ratings

688 Ratings

Too Many Lattes ,

BirdsEye works fantastically!

Newest successful experience with this profoundly useful and elegant app: I was attending a meeting at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (someone had to go!). As I always do on such trips, I looked to see if there were any nearby opportunities to see new birds. I hadn't been to Wyoming for decades, so there were several, and at one site only 29 minutes away by car someone had reported a Great Grey Owl to eBird just 5 days before. After the meetings were over I went to the location, Upper Turpin Meadows, and while I didn't find an owl my first visit, in the afternoon, I did find one the next morning. Life Bird. Thank you BirdsEye!

mfears ,

Horrible user experience

Very painful user experience.

When I try to view a bird it’s says you need a subscription. You can’t use the app without paying apparently. I purchased a subscription and then I need to download 15,000+ files.

So I start downloading but if the phone goes to sleep the download stops and I get a download error. So I plug the phone in and keep it awake by tapping the screen and watch 1000’s of files slowly download.

After 30 minutes the download finishes. Then I try to view a bird’s info and it tells me to download again.

So I try to download again and it tells me I’ve already downloaded.

No documentation other than a pitch to pay for a subscription. No troubleshooting guide. The contact support link is broken so there is no way to get assistance and no way to figure what I did wrong.

So I delete the the download and try again. Same problem. I’ve been trying to get this to work for hours now. It’s just $3 so it’s not really worth the trouble to try to get a refund.

I would rather have not spent so much time trying to get this to work.

There are other apps that do work and don’t charge monthly fees. Try Audubon Birds or Merlin Bird ID. You will need to download bird packs for those but it only takes a few seconds to download.

I strongly recommend you don’t pay for this app when there are much better free alternatives.

IndyDave47 ,

Best bird app ever!

Birdseye is indispensable! The best thing is that it shows which birds have been seen IN THE AREA where you are visiting, and provides a bar graph of the number of sightings by month. So you can quickly narrow down which are the likely species that you have seen. It is crowd-sourced and linked to EBird (both from Cornell). The app also includes photos of the birds, but does NOT contain descriptions of the birds—its only weakness. But use Birdseye in combination with one of the apps (like Audubon) that provide descriptions. Also, Birdseye works all over the world, not just in North America. An amazing app that has revolutionized birding!


Birds in the Hand, LLC
22.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. World Membership $4.99
  2. World Supporting Membership $9.99
  3. Boesman Birds of Brazil Audio $24.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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