I'm just getting started using it, so I haven't tried downloading the database yet. So far I'm loving everything I've used on this app and I know there are a lot of features I haven't even explored yet. The search features are awesome and the birds around me is a great feature. So far my husband and I have identified somewhere around 15 backyard birds in our yard using this app. We really love it.
Purchased this app when it first became available. It is continually being updated and is now my go-to mobile bird reference. Just finished a 10 state, month long vacation in the central and upper midwest. What a joy to have such a wonderful app to help identify all the new birds we discovered. I have the app on two android smartphones and a Samsung tablet so it was available everywhere we camped and hiked.
This is, without a doubt, the BEST birding app, especially for the field. The pictures and drawings are superb. The sound recordings are the most extensive anywhere, almost too confusing because of the number and variety of different vocalizations per species. You can use it offline, in the middle of nowhere, with no cell reception. Btw, I use it on my Samsung Galaxy S6 and now S8. I have had no problems with it. I uninstalled the old version and installed the new app and database onto my phone with no problems. I have been birding for 47 years, and this has revolutionized birding! It really helps with identification. I am so happy I found this!!
I've had this app for a while andon previous reviews rated it one star. because ofthe difficulty of downloading the database over again. However ,now they have made the database update optional and added "birds near me" feature. I must say it's hard to imagine it being a better app. Nice job folks
A new update that requires a new download of the database. Did all that and nothing works. This version doesn't work offline or online. All I get is a white screen. This developer seems to screw everything up with each update, then scrambles for the next week or so trying to figure out what they screwed up. New version is also extremely slow an unresponsive. Freezes every time I try to use it. Uninstall/reinstall and re-download database doesn't help any of the problems. And they want more money for the new "features." Hint: Since you don't seem to know what you're doing then leave the app alone.
Ibird pro wasn't the first bird app I tried. After using the free version I stepped up to the Pro version and downloaded over 900 species. Before this I never went on a vacation without taking along a bird book.... or two or three. Now I rely totally on I bird pro and it never lets me down. I carry binoculars in my car at all times... and when waiting to meet people... or when just stuck with some down time... I'll break out my smartphone... fire up the app and start searching around for any birds present. The photos are excellent and my favorite is the Sounds feature. The search function is an incredible tool in identifying new species that you are not familiar with. I love this app... and look forward to "Birds around me"
eBird Mobile lets you record the birds you see, adding them to eBird with ease