Collins Bird Guide 4+

A field guide to Europe

NatureGuides Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • $14.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



‘It’s much more convenient than taking a big book with you...the Collins app is fantastic.’
– Chris Packham, Metro

‘The Collins Bird Guide app is destined to become a real triumph, the ultimate in field guide apps — and deservedly so.’
– BirdGuides

The Collins Bird Guide App combines world-class illustrations and comprehensive information with intuitive design to create the ultimate field guide for passionate birders and casual birdwatchers alike. The app is based on the landmark book by Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström, universally acknowledged as the standard European field guide. This definitive work has been reimagined for iPad and iPhone by birders for birders.

The Collins Bird Guide App provides everything you need to identify a species quickly and learn about it thoroughly. Immerse yourself in the exceptional illustrations, maps, calls and concise text. Use the powerful search filter and curated confusion lists to focus in on a species. The Collins Bird Guide App is an essential companion always to hand on your iPhone, and available to browse in full glory on your iPad.

Features include:

• 973 species covered - 843 illustrated
• 3700+ beautiful illustrations by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström
• Detailed text covering habitat, range, identification and voice by Lars Svensson
• Record sightings, location and date with the listing tool
• Powerful search filter
• Intuitive design to quickly and easily swipe through species
• Curated lists of confusable species
• Over 1100 carefully selected songs and calls – many by Lars Svensson
• Select species names from 30 languages
• Expertly edited video clips for 811 species in the app (In-App Purchases)
• Available in English, Swedish, Norwegian, French and German
• Weighs nothing!

As well as the optional video library, the app incorporates British Trust for Ornithology/BirdWatch Ireland/Scottish Ornithologists' Club Bird Atlas 2007–11 mapping data as an in-app purchase, providing the most comprehensive location mapping of any bird guide app.

Find out more about the app and its creators:

The Collins Bird Guide app requires iOS 15.5 or later.

If you like the Collins Bird Guide app, don’t forget to share the app, rate it and leave a review.

What’s New

Version 2.1.1

We've fixed various issues with the species texts and illustrations, especially in German
We've added a new home screen widget that shows you a different bird every day. We've also added support for the German version of the Third Edition, and fixed numerous bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

GetAlongPlease ,

North America NOT

No where is it mentioned that all the location features are for Europe only. I'll give it a go living in the US, but not ideal. Seems pretty powerful. The drawings are super detailed and clear with a lot of supporting information. Not sure how conclusive my findings will be, but excited to try it out. Nice introductory guide to get started and the intuitiveness of the app takes it from there. Fun to track/record bird sightings within the app.

Chrsptrk ,

Excellent Format!!

In North America I use the mobile app from Sibley, iBird Pro, and Audubon. My recent trip to Europe was not a birding; bird watching was incidental. Nevertheless, I needed a guide for those times when I encountered birds. In a brand new place and with new birds, the most fulfilling is to be able to ID on my own. The Collins Guide was excellent. The home page has groups or families of birds which makes it very easy to navigate to a groups, e.g. waders or finches, and then to scroll through the group and compare different, but similar species. I found this format far superior to any NA bird app. Species info could be expanded some, but I can’t imagine any other app format which makes it easier to find and identify new birds - the European birds were all new to me.

McAfrican ,

Definitely most comprehensive birding apps

Thanx and thanx again to all the folks who made this app and keep all the improvements. No other try within this field could dare to compete. I wish you luck, dudes, keep on keeping on. Translate your app to as much languages as you can and add more and more features. Voices! Add more misc calls, voices, alarm calls, etc. As well as complete translations to all the languages you’ve covered for all the species names.
If one day you’ll be ready for put all the texts localized — that’ll be definitely my day. Till then I just want to thank you at least for all the work you’ve done.
Waiting for often updates.

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The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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