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.
INSTANT BIRD LISTS
• 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
INCREASE YOUR LIFE LIST
• 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.
This version includes bugs fixes and performance improvements. Happy birding!
Ratings and Reviews
Essential birding app
This is one of the apps that every birder should have. It tells you which birds to expect at any given time of year in any given area, which is amazingly helpful. The photos and audio files are all excellent quality. For beginners, this app will allow you to easily scroll through the birds in your area, allowing you to potentially identify the bird without flipping through a field guide. More experienced birders will love the frequency bars showing when to expect each bird throughout the year, and the audio files for each species. This app does not give detailed descriptions of birds (such as behaviors and habitat), so it does not replace more in-depth field guides. But for actual usefulness while birding, this app is essential.
Tech issues after membership purchase
After spending $14 dollars on the North American membership and the Eastern North American package (I should’ve just gotten the membership, whoops), I ran into a frustrating number of tech issues. I was only able to solve them by reading through the support FAQ, which is an annoying amount of work for such an expensive app. First, the app kept telling me that I was viewing a “free preview”, which wasn’t true. Also, I couldn’t click on the buttons on the bottom of the page because of the green banner advertising other memberships for purchase. After reading the support FAQ, I had to change my iPhone app settings and then “restore purchases” in the app itself. I had no issues downloading data for offline use, although it took about 10 minutes. I’ll update this review as I get to use the app more in the field.
Best mobile app for finding birds.
This app is excellent. I haven’t had any of the other problems that I’ve seen in other comments. No download issues, it’s been completely free for me to use. I LOVE that it shows the time of year that each species occurs in your location.
This is app is intuitive and full of great information for beginners to lifelong birders.
I don’t like how the list funtion works for tracking birds you have seen. It seems that lists are tied to EBird hotspot locations only, so I could not, for example, make a backyard list for this app. I don’t mind This however, because I only use eBird for list making anyways. The Audubon app also has custom list making ability, so this downside to this app does not impact my use of it.
Audubon app also shows birds around you, but it doesn’t include all hotspots, so this app holds more information. Other apps with this level of functionality are not free.
You can get all this information on the ebird website, but this app is the best option when you aren’t using a laptop.
10 our of 10 in my book.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Birds in the Hand, LLC
- 20.5 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Birds in the Hand, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- US and Canada Membership $2.99
- World Membership $4.99
- US and Canada Membership $29.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.