Collins British Bird Guide takes 262 of the most commonly seen British & Irish bird species from the award-winning Collins Bird Guide and presents them in the same easy-to-use practical format. Search for a species by location, time of year or plumage traits; browse the stunning illustrations by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström; read the authoritative text by Lars Svensson; check distribution against the up-to-date maps taken from Bird Atlas 2007–2011; or listen to any of the hundreds of sound recordings.

Praise for the Collins Bird Guide app:

‘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

What’s New

Version 1.2.9

New songs and calls. Users experiencing problems with BWP links should also update to BWP 1.2.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

StoryDelver ,


Update from one star to 4. After looking at other app guides for UK, this is the best one I can find. Looks like the search function has been improved as well. Can now do text searches that work! Still not the realtime search filter of other apps that filter results as you type, but usable.

A request to the dev team. Please make list export available in EBird format so lists can be directly imported into ebird? Getting lists from Collins to ebird is a manual, one by one process right now. I love the Collins fast listing function that captures just the data you want, from species only to full geocode and noted.

Original experience review.
Deleted from my phone. Fast easy listing function, decent paintings, good text, poor range maps, great visual approach in ht UI. And essentially unusable in the field as you cannot type sparrow or black and see all the bird names that match instantly. I have ten bird apps on my phone from Sibley to iBird to Morcombe to eBird and every single one of them has alphabetical search. It’s like the app makers have never been in the field using the app. Even more bizarre is that when you are editing a list, the search is alphabetical.

In-App Purchases

Video Library
Videos for all 262 species

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