Sibley Birds 2nd Edition 4+

Birds of North America

Designed for iPad

    • $19.99



The new Sibley Birds app has arrived with comprehensive, up to date information of over 930 North American species. Go birdwatching and discover the birds of USA and Canada. 

All the detailed artwork from David Sibley’s Guide to Birds Second Edition is included as well as thorough descriptions and distribution maps. Benefit from regular plate updates from the author and new bird calls.

This leading bird app is user-friendly and easy to navigate, regardless of whether you are a novice or experienced birdwatcher. Identify birds easily! Using our Smart Search filters and My Location setting you'll find that bird you're looking for in no time!

Features include:
• A new easy to navigate menu system on iPhone.
• A new grid view with larger thumbnails.
• Display species names in English, French, Spanish and Latin (Scientific).
• Search on banding code to quickly find a species.
• Over 2700 calls/songs covering most species.
• Compare 2 species side by side.
• Apply a location (US State or Canadian Province) to narrow down the list of birds.
• When a location has been selected, a status icon will appear next to each species in that location indicating whether it is Common, Uncommon, Scarce, Rare or Vagrant.
• Detailed information in the species description including location status by month.
• A similar species feature which shows all related birds.
• A vastly improved Smart Search with refined search criteria: Status and by month (when a location is selected), Bird habits, Bird Type, Bird Size, Body Shape, Color and Pattern.
• Keep a personal list (My List) of species seen and backup to iCloud/other cloud service.
• Build a custom sharable (as csv) and searchable (in Smart Search) species list using the new My Tags feature.
• Sort My List taxonomically.

If you have any queries or comments on the app we are always happy to hear from you at

What’s New

Version 1.3.3

Updated some missing maps.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Magriel lover ,

Great birder app

I love David Sibley’s books, and this app is perfect for making that work easily accessible. I don’t carry a Sibley guide with me everywhere, but I always have my phone. The app also has nice features like filtering by state and month, as well as bird song recordings. I honestly open this app every day just to browse through bird illustrations. I love it.

Dyfoydigxxlbxogaits3589 ,

Browse or search by family function

Sibley’s drawing is always the best. That’s what makes this app unbeatable among all birding apps. Compare feature is also very useful.

One suggestion is, with all those smart search criteria, please add a basic browse or quick search by family option. For example, I want to compare Ovenbird and Northern Waterthrush calls. Currently there is no quick search criteria that can bring them up together. But they are close relatives in Wood Warblers family. I have to scroll down the whole list and see through many unrelated species (the little dots on the right did help scrolling faster but they too small and not precise enough).

So please provide a way to get to a bird family quickly and allow us comparing similar species easier. Thanks.

SFbirder ,

Mixed reviews

This app is great for people who really know their birds but need to differentiate between similar species or keep track of what they’ve seen and where. I don’t know how beginner could use it, but that’s ok. The biggest issue is that the species aren’t cross referenced. A pintail doesn’t come up as a duck, nor does a teal. And a yellowthroat doesn’t come up as an option for warblers. Yellowlegs doesn’t come up as a shorebird or sandpiper. Kestrel and merlins are another example. They need broader categories. Again, great for good birders , but not if you’re struggling to figure out what you’re seeing for the first time in a new place.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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