iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds 4+

Mitch Waite Group

Designed for iPad

    • $2.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Includes the complete 2017 AOU update, Owls of Mexico and Central America package and Time of Day package.

iBird Yard Plus Guide to Birds has 270 species of North America. It is designed specifically for the 126 species of garden and yard birds found in North America and Hawaii and an additional 144 species of common birds most birders are likely to see such as ducks, hawks, seabirds, etc. If you are new to birding, iBird Yard Plus is an inexpensive way to become intimate with these amazing creatures. Just set up a small bird feeder in your yard and start discovering the beautiful species that thrive in your area. iBird Yard Plus is completely up to date with the 2017 AOU supplement and contains hundreds of bird songs and calls you can play from the app to attract birds to your feeders. Birders with more experience may want to review our iBird Plus, Pro and Ultimate products.

More Details of What’s New: bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew

iBird Yard Plus also takes a major leap forward with “Time of Day” filtering available in version 10.06. You can now search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal).

Also included in this version is our new Owls of Mexico and Central America package, including all the hard to find details which iBird is so well known for: illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more.

With iBird’s Percevia™ matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of 37 identification attributes to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have hundreds of built-in bird song recordings, professional high-resolution bird photographs, hand-drawn composite illustrations and range maps with detailed migration paths.

** NOTE: If you would like to try out iBird without spending any money, check the newly released iBird LITE Free Guide to Birds of North America. It contains all the features of paid iBird Ultimate, including BAM, but contains just 50 species. And it’s completely FREE. **

Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner, iBird Yard Plus is the best way to learn all about the birds in your garden.


■ iBird now takes advantage of the high-resolution retina displays of the iPhone and iPad so the screen shows more information than ever.

■ Birds Around Me and Percevia smart search now available as in-app purchases.

■ Contains the latest 2017 AOU checklists.

■ Splits-History lets you see what birds have had name changes, have been split into more than one species or lumped into one species.

■ iBird’s icon-driven visual search engine, enables you to identify birds using shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and more.

■ Voluminous identification and hard-to-find details such as diet, nest information, egg color, sex of incubator, vocalization definitions, and more.

■ The only birding app that includes both Illustrations and Photos.

■ The powerful search engine means no longer scrolling through hundreds of the wrong choices. iBird matches just those birds near you that fit your description.

■ Many hours of highest quality bird sound recordings.

■ Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery.

■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code.

■ Only app with a field mark layer which displays key ID marks for male, female, juvenile.

■ Post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers with an easy and user-friendly Notes and Favorites interface.

■ iBird’s database is completely self-contained; no internet connection is required like many other birding apps.

Other Features

■ All new range maps now include Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall ranges plus Year-round and Migration ranges.

■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels.

■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English).

What’s New

Version 10.06

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Besides compatibility with the iPhone X, this new expanded version of iBird is completely updated for the 2017 American Ornithological Union (AOU) Supplement. There are two new species; the Cassia Crossbill and the Sinaloa Wren. The Thayer’s Gull has been lumped as a subspecies of the Iceland Gull. Plus there are over 100 small changes, some of which are listed below.

In our continuing effort to improve our illustrations and photos we have updated the following 7 species drawings with much improved composite illustrations (the full version of iBird, Plus, Pro and Ultimate has 32 new species drawings): Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Bronzed Cowbird, Cassia Crossbill, Hairy Woodpecker, Killdeer, Say's Phoebe, Sinaloa Wren. You can see these in a matched list by selecting Search->Illustration Update->10.06.

There are 7 new AOU changes to Families (not all of these are in iBird Yard): Sylviid Warblers (Sylviidae) changed to Old World Babblers (Timaliidae), Leaf Warblers (Phylloscopidae) changed to Bush Warblers, Tesias and Allies (Cettidae), Grassbirds (Megaluridae) changed to Grassbirds (Locustellidae), Cardinals & Piranga Tanagers (Cardinalidae) changed to Spindalises (Spindalidae), Emberizids (Emberizidae) has a new famuly New World Sparrows and Towhees (Passerellida). Finally the family Parulidae has changed to Icteriidae. Note the family Icteriidae is monotypic, containing only a single species, the Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens).

Owls of Mexico
Includes Owls of Mexico, the first time we have extended the North America database to include new species. In this collection our favorite 16 Owls of Mexico and Central America are presented in all the high quality detail iBird is known for, including illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls, photos, ID and behavior data and much more. Take a look at the graphical onboard tutorial on the Purchase page for a visual presentation of a typical species account for this package.

Time of Day Search
The new Time of Day search feature lets you filter birds by activity intervals during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). Time of Day Notes which provide additional information about a species behavior are found on each species from a new Time of Day menu. The Time of Day feature is particularly useful for birders who are interested in night birding.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
191 Ratings

191 Ratings

Skayell ,

Awesome! Invaluable to me

Birdwatching has become a big thing to me over the past few years, and I loved this app. But, last year, we moved from an apartment to a home in a far more sparsely populated area. There is a meadow out back and then forest behind that—even a private nature park. The number of bird species around at least double the number we saw before. We even have hawks that try for some of the smaller birds or small animals. Birds allows me to identify them all with confidence.

If you are new to birdwatching, this app is a must. It’s easier to use than the Audubon by far.

russie9 ,

Excellent resource!

I live in rural East Texas and am able to enjoy quite a collection of neighboring birds who fly in for the all-you-can-eat buffets at my feeders. This app is a perfect resource for a newbie birdwatcher like me to easily id the birds I see, or helpful & interesting to the more knowledgeable lovers of birds and their habitats. Highly recommend! Looking forward to “reading” iBird Yard with my grandson as we watch the birds outside our windows.

Cdvrn1 ,

Wonderful App

I have used this app in Texas and Florida. It has helped me to identify and learn about many birds. I sit on my patio every morning to watch the birds feed. Recently noticed a new one I was able to ID as a house finch. When I turned on the recording of the male bird calling, about 30 nearby finches flew in and perched on top of my crepe myrtle. It was an awesome experience.

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