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iBird Pro Guide to Birds

iBird Pro Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

  • App Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2009-03-27
  • Current Version: 12.01
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 2.07 GB
  • Developer: Mitch Waite Group
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 11.0
App Ratings: 4.45747
Based on 1,152 Reviews

iBird Pro Guide to Birds App Description

iBird Pro, our most popular app, which covers all species of North America, now contains databases for other countries, including the UK and Hawaii, as well as several new features, such as Photo Sleuth. Besides the fact that iBird was the first birding app for the iPhone (released in 2008), it offers a combination of luxury features that set it apart from all birding apps in the iTunes app store. For example, only iBird offers both illustrations and photographs for every species. Of course, the beauty of drawings is that the illustrator can emphasize the important identification markings of the bird family, something photographs can’t do. For this very reason, iBird offers over 1,000 composite illustrations. Photographs, on the other hand, let you see how the species appears in real life. So, to optimize your experience, iBird includes both drawings and multiple photos for each species of bird -- usually of the male, female, juvenile and subspecies, assuming they are available and meaningful. Also unique to iBird, every one of the 946 species accounts contain a detailed field marks layer for each illustration. The layer can be turned on or off to highlight important identification characteristics. Every illustration in iBird is a high-resolution composite HDR drawing of the species in its natural environment. Additionally, iBird contains over 4,000 bird song and call vocalizations. But iBird's best feature has to be its comprehensive birding search engine that can turn anyone into an expert birder. It comes with over 35 characteristics that can be searched (such as body color, location, bill shape, etc.). There is also an AI-based photo recognition feature -- iBird Photo Sleuth -- available as a low-cost in-app purchase. Photo Sleuth can identify a bird from any photograph, even poor photos taken with your smartphone or tablet. You can watch a short slide show of how Sleuth works here: bit.ly/ibirdsleuth. A stand-alone version of Photo Sleuth is also available in the app store. No internet connection is required to use iBird as it has a self-contained database of all content. Also new to this iBird Pro version are the 2018 American Ornithological Union updates, including new splits, changes to common names, families, orders, etc. We’ve updated 37 high-resolution species illustrations, that, as you know, are one thing that sets iBird apart from all other birding apps, which only offer photographs. See What's New for more details. The iBird Pro architecture is now “consolidated”, meaning its default North America database is supplemented with databases of other countries, including the United Kingdom and Ireland, Hawaii and Palau. You can purchase databases for these countries and instantly switch between them inside the app. The beauty is that you no longer need multiple apps -- a single version of iBird Pro can now serve as a reference guide to birds around the world. Furthermore, you can install iBird Pro on multiple devices and share it with your family plan so that, with one app, everyone can enjoy thousands of new species of regions around the world. iBird Pro offers these fantastic in-app purchase features: Birds Around Me (BAM)—shows just those species within a radius surrounding your GPS location Percevia™ smart search—a patented feature that helps you identify birds just like the birding experts, Time-of-Day—lets you search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), etc., and Owls of Mexico and Central America—which includes illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more for these remarkable species. There are also discounted bundles of all these features available. Version 12.01 adds 69 new illustrations—to see these go to Search->Illustration Update-12.0 and 12.1. More Details of iBird Pro Version 12.01: http://ibird.com/whats-new/whats-new.html


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iBird Pro Guide to Birds App Reviews

  • Still my favorite bird app

    By sourlake
    I have been using iBird seen the first version. I love it. This version is great except for one minor flaw. Please fix the search bar. Pressing the “x” should erase the entire text, but this version broke it. It does nothing. Annoying when you are trying to make multiple searches.
  • Defective and Unsupported App

    By Dc15773
    I have used iBird Ultimate for years. The “Birds Around Me” stopped working on all my devices when the app updated a few months ago. I filed a support request but got no response. Since Ultimate has been discontinued, I paid again to update to iBird Pro and paid extra for BAM. Again it did not work on any of my devices (same problem, the location pin is missing). Again I filed a support request but again no response. This app does not work as promised and is unsupported, so I have moved to Merlin and Sibley.
  • Price

    By CBee35
    IBird was the most expensive app I bought when I first had my iPad and that version was no longer supported. Now I have to buy again only only now pay in segments for desired areas. Disgusted.
  • Poor Customer Service

    By Walsh🍀
    When I originally purchased this app I thought very highly of it but in recent updates they have removed features and now charge for them. In addition all the data I have longed for years is now gone. I have email the developers several time but they have yet to respond. Save your money and go with Sibley
  • Purchased apps don’t work

    By Inf LTC
    IBird Pro is acceptable. I purchased the UK & Ireland database for it. Many months ago it stopped loading when selected. After many many attempts to customer support, I never received any contact at all. I attempted to re install the database. It said it was loaded, but every time I open iBird Pro it immediately shuts down. Now I can’t even use the basic app. Customer support doesn’t exist. So what do I do now? What a disappointment.
  • The back button is wierd

    By ethemoon
    Love this app except when using the search, i have to keep tapping the back button a lot and finally it works. Developers take a look
  • IBird pro

    By ill only do this once
    I live this ap- the pics The range, the songs. BUT PLEASE DONT IPDATE IT SO DRASTICALLY THIS IS , for me, a quick reference. Not time consuming. And it has become hard to find what I’m looking for. Or. It it me!?☺️
  • Pay to update

    By Cantfindunusedname
    I purchased iBird Pro. I updated my phone. Now I have to pay again to use iBird Pro. Guess I won’t be using iBird any more.
  • Search box will not clear

    By wildwestbird
    I have used this app for about two years. I have not had any problems until a recent iPhone update. Now, the search box will not clear by touching the x. I must now manually remove each letter in the search box one at a time using the back spacer. Quite inconvenient.
  • Expensive goldigger

    By thisappdoesnotwork7$469
    It is very annoying to pay $15 for an app, only to be bombarded with more things that need to be purchased every time I try and use the app. I can’t seem to do anything without forking over more $$. Very disappointed.