The eGuide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent is an interactive companion to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent – the definitive guide for birdwatchers visiting the region. It covers India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. This application has specific features that will enhance your birding experience.

Hi-res images, distribution maps and detailed text descriptions of over 1300 bird species found in the Indian Subcontinent.
These images can be expanded to fill the entire width of the screen in portrait and landscape.
“Bird Compare” that allows you to compare two birds on the same screen.
A personal bird list that stores your bird sightings saved to the device that can then be exported through email.
View the Bird Index by Common or Scientific bird names either alphabetically or taxonomically.

*Uninstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own master list separate from the program.

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

Fixed a bug that caused the app to crash on certain species.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Dunelark ,

Very Basic and not worth the high price

The reviews from 4-5 years ago still hold true. This is an expensive electronic version of the book, but with no dynamic features like sound files of calls, or even the ability to filter likely species by region. A number of species are missing range maps or illustrations, and a couple are switched (text pertains to different species than the one shown). Very shoddy product for the price and in desperate need of some easy upgrades and fixes to make it comparable to other electronic bird guides.

weare1us ,

Not as useful as the book. Not worth the price!

Hi I am really disappointed in your "APP". It's merely the scanned book..and the book is much easier to you can compare birds that are similar on a page and get to the right bird... In the App you can only search by name...but how do you get the name?
The illustrations are also second rate....the color is bad and detail this digital version you could have added easily available photos to augment the consistent problems with your plates.
I have been spoiled by ibird pro...and it's amazing search features and the quality of its illustrations... i.e. Ibird with BAM Its easily worth $29. Your app is a real burn for almost $29.
I hope your considering upgrading it soon and the upgrades will be free....But you didn't ask buyers to register...
I would have been so much better off bringing my paperback copy of the book with me to India...

bird-jak ,

Good Start

It is the entire book "Birds of the Indian Subcontinent" by Richard Grimmett, which is the best field guide I've used in India (minus all the stuff at the front). It has some advantages over the book edition, obviously it is easy to carry! It also allows better viewing of both the maps and the illustrations (on the iPad it looks incredible, though I won't carry my iPad into the field). And allows for quick searching.

Yet it seems to be a little glitchy and could use a little polishing. It seems to be missing either maps or illustrations for a few species (some are possible vagrants, others are just plain missing like the Indian peafowl) I would also love to see some work put in on the sounds of birds.

Comparison with similar birds is possible, but cumbersome. You have to know which birds are similar, and you can only view two at a time.

I will look forward to an update of this guide.


Cool Ideas LLC
133 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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