iBird Pro Guide to Birds 4+

Field Guide to North America

Mitch Waite Group

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 3.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Added Lifetime subscription and moved Birdipedia to first menu on species pages. Coming soon: iBirdGPT.

iBird Pro is a self-contained, take-anywhere-no-Internet-required app that turns your iPhone into a field guide to birds of North America, the United Kingdom, and Hawaii. iBird is superior to other birding apps because of the following features:

NO INTERNET REQUIRED: Unlike many birding apps today, iBird Pro has a built-in database so that you can use the app anywhere, even with no Internet access.

Get ready for a thrilling avian adventure with iBird Pro, the ultimate birdwatching companion that transforms your iPhone into a dazzling field guide! Unleash the power of iBird Pro, the birding aficionado's dream come true, and explore the magnificent world of birds across North America, the United Kingdom, the enchanting island nation of Palau, and the tropical paradise of Hawaii.

Experience the iBird advantage, packed with extraordinary features that make birding an exhilarating experience:

Offline Access: Wander off the beaten path, and iBird Pro's built-in database will accompany you, empowering you to explore bird species, even in the most remote corners of the world, without needing an internet connection.

Advanced Search: Unleash your inner Sherlock Holmes with our patented parametric search engine that helps you identify birds like a pro. Utilize 35 attributes such as GPS location, color, habitat, bill shape, and song type to quickly and accurately pinpoint the bird you've spotted.

Stunning Illustrations: iBird Pro, the only app boasting high-resolution, hand-drawn illustrations for every species, captures the essence of birds in all their glory. Revel in detailed images of males, females, juveniles, birds in flight, and plumage variations, making identification a breeze.

Vivid Photos: Immerse yourself in our ever-growing collection of over 4,000 mesmerizing photographs, capturing species in a myriad of settings and environments. iBird Pro uniquely fuses illustrations and photographs for a comprehensive birding experience.

Songs and Calls: Sharpen your birding skills with over 4,000 birdsong and bird-call recordings, ideal for confirming IDs or when a bird remains elusive but vocal.

Photo Recognition: Unveil the magic of iBird's innovative Photo Sleuth app, harnessing cutting-edge AI technology to identify bird species from any photograph, even those that are low-quality or unclear. Note: Photo Sleuth is a separate app called from iBird. Discover how Photo Sleuth works: bit.ly/ibirdphoto.

Detailed Range Maps: Uncover the secrets of each species with iBird Pro's intricate range maps, showcasing year-round habitats, migration patterns, and more.

Embark on a captivating journey through the world of birding with iBird Pro and experience unrivaled features that will skyrocket your birdwatching escapades to new heights!

PREVIOUS USERS. If you previously purchased iBird Pro, the subscription app is free for one year. Tap the Previous Owner button to access the free subscription while in the iBird app’s “7-day trial” offer. iBird will check and unlock your previous ownership receipt for a free year. If iBird can’t find your receipt, it will present a screen so you can email us, and we’ll forward the offer code.

EULA: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/ (https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/)
Privacy Policy: https://www.ibird.com/privacy-policy/

What’s New

Version 13.4.1

* Replaced “Feeders” on species page menu with “Birdipedia”
* Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

RioNapo ,

New rating after developer explained issues

I’ve left my original review below for context. There were two things going on that relate more to Apple than iBird. First, in-app purchase are not part of family sharing. Thus, you have to repurchase on different devices. Second, any device using a family shared app but not using the purchaser’s Apple ID has to purchase the original app and the in-app items on its own. Thus, family sharing only works for the original app. In effect, it provides marketing for the developer to extend its sales.

To the substance of iBird Pro. It’s the best birding app available. Buy it and put up with the App Store hoops.

I had to buy in-app purchases a second time for my iPad after buying them for my iPhone. None of the in-app purchases are recognized on my wife’s iPhone and restoring purchases fails. Instead the app says she has to purchase the original iBird Pro on her phone (i.e., not really family shared)so she can purchase the in-app items — Again! The developer has not responded to my support email or to my post n the support forum. Neither did they respond to my original review. I appreciate the need to make money and how offering in-app purchases for enhancements to components that were once standard or for new components is a way to increase revenue but they need to be honest about family sharing and in-app purchases. It’s a good app and one I’ve used for years but the new version is buyer beware.

Developer Response ,

The family sharing of in-app purchases is not something we control--its based on Apple's policy which is explained in detail here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203046. In part it says:

What you can't share
-Individual or student Apple Music subscriptions and other subscriptions.
-In-App purchases.
-Items that are no longer available on the App Store and iTunes Store.

Kdfbee ,

This is the best birding app I have seen

There seems to be a lot of noise right now because iBird changed from a one-time purchase app to a subscription based model. As a customer of iBirdPro (and now Ultimate) for at least 10 years, as well as a software executive, I would like to add my perspective. First, this app is truly awesome. As an amateur bird watcher, I have received immense pleasure and value from it over the past many years. They keep adding more and more features at a tremendous rate, and it has all been useful. I actually did wonder how they could could sustain their business model by not going to an annual subscription model because it virtually impossible to continue in business like this without an ongoing revenue stream. Even advertising would be difficult to sustain because the ability to monetize bird watching is likely too limited. Mitch Waite has gone overboard to provide free transition periods, special promotions and such for existing customers who have to move to the new model. I personally and professionally think they have done too much. For those of you who are legacy customers who are being asked to move, please understand that you are now asking MW to decide to cripple their business or pander to you. If you like their app you shouldn’t be asking them to do this. This is a fantastic app. If you like it, then pay for it.

kslice22 ,


I have used this app *daily* for almost ten years and it is hands down my favorite. Ten years ago it was THE app to have for birding and at $14 it wasn't cheap. I was a poor college student at the time and wanted this app so badly, my brothers and I would wait for it to go on sale in the App Store so we could purchase it (which even $3.99 for an app is a lot for a young person).

Now I am a professional guide and lead bird walks every week, and I still use this app in the field. For years I have recommended it to others. But someone asked me about it this past week, and while I told them what the app was and how wonderful it is, I also had to explain your ridiculous move to a paid subscription service and how I will no longer be using it come August.

So while I didn't pay as much as some folks here to originally purchase the app, my loyalty and constant praise of it to others should be enough. I refuse and honestly can't afford to start paying for something that I've used for free for ten years. If y'all needed money that badly, I'm sure folks would have donated to a fundraiser or something. You obviously have a slew of loyal followers. But unfortunately you all chose this route instead and will lose most of those. What a bummer.

App Privacy

The developer, Mitch Waite Group, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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