Learn bird songs the fun way!

This is the app used by professionals to master birding by ear.

Have you always wanted to know what birds you were hearing? If you love birds, knowing bird songs and bird calls is like being able to speak their language.

Larkwire is a complete, game-based system for learning to identify bird sounds—designed for both beginners and advanced birders. Try our free demo at

***** "Uniformly excellent" (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
***** "A Rosetta Stone for birdsong." (Birding Magazine)
***** "This is a really cool tool!" (BirdChick)
***** "Really fun!" (Wildlife South)


TOTAL: 394 sounds.

The MASTER BIRDER songpack includes 343 species (essentially all North American land birds except border specialties) in two songpacks (PRO EAST & WEST). It has four game levels: beginner to master. Also included is the BASICS songpack for absolute beginners.


* HIGHLY EFFICIENT, STRUCTURED PRACTICE based on proven cognitive techniques;

* IDENTIFICATION TIPS from Michael O'Brien—one of the top "ear birders" in North America;

* COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE—learn the bird sounds you want to learn.

* Unprecedented coverage of BIRDSONG VARIATIONS encountered in the field.

"Larkwire is already helping immensely with my ability to bird in the field. And my 7-year-old daughter is asking for 'that bird song game on the computer.'—I guess you have THREE of us hooked!" (Courtenay Schurman, Mountaineering Trainer)

"It's like having a personal teacher who can pinpoint my weaknesses and make me work on them as I play. By far the best value for your money when you think about buying an avian audio guide." (Alain Clavette, aka @Acadian_Birder)

"A fantastic tool for learning and reviewing birdsong. ... What I can vouch for, as a teacher, is the solid learning theory behind the software—this program is sure to improve the speed and accuracy with which you identify birds by ear." (David Pugh, Calgary Birder)

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What’s New

Version 2.11

Updated for the XR and XS Max sizes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

*IndigoPhoenix* ,


In the words of the Yellow Warbler, this app is sweet sweet sweet sweet so-so-so sweet!!!

I don’t usually pay more than .99 cents for an app, but I took a chance on this one: and it turned out to be probably the best app purchase I’ve ever made! With the help of this app, I have made the plunge into birding by ear, and it has truly changed me from a casual birder to a serious one. I love that each bird has multiple recordings, which prevents me from memorizing a specific recording rather than the pattern of the song. I love that it is not intimidating to a beginner like me, but is also useful to the seasoned veteran.

One feature which I would like to be added is a search bar in the section where you choose which birds to feature in your next game. Sometimes it’s difficult to find a specific species. I wish I could just type in “wrentit” rather than searching through every group and eventually finding it in “sparrows 6”.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review, that is so-so-so great to hear! And thanks for the excellent suggestion, I've added it to our enhancements list for future consideration. Excellent idea!

Superduperdo ,

Exactly what I was looking for!

I wanted to find a way to learn bird calls and songs that would work similarly to Dulingo. This app is exactly that, and will feel very familiar to anybody who has used Dulingo before. Learning bird songs is similar to learning a foreign language, and takes about the same amount of effort. This app lets me put in 10 minutes here, 20 minutes there, day after day, while saving my progress. After just a couple of weeks using this program, my birding has improved markedly, and walking in the woods is a whole different experience from before. The change is like the difference between traveling in a foreign city where you don’t speak any of the language, and being in one with a language you understand. I never knew how much I was missing out on by not knowing my bird calls until I started using this app. I cannot recommend Larkwire highly enough.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I just love your analogy with learning a foreign language ... that is just what it feels like!

Ohio paddler ,

The Best Way to Learn Bird Songs

I was really struggling to distinguish bird songs in my yard, and just listening to the bird songs on other apps didn’t seem to help. Larkwire allows you to start with very simple quizzes and work your way up. Learning bird songs is hard, and requires daily practice, but Larkwire makes it fun. It is very customizable, so you can create collections of specific birds. The first thing I did was create a group of the most common birds in my yard, then another of the most common birds at my favorite birding site. It’s starting to pay off. I am starting to recognize some songs—Cardinals, Robins, Red-Wing Blackbirds, Yellow Warblers, Common Yellow Throat, and several others now come to me easily. It’s great when I’m outdoors and I hear a birdsong or call and identify it, and know that the time I put in playing with this app is making a difference.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the great description, it sounds like you're making excellent progress! So great to hear ...


Larkwire LLC
379.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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