Audubon Bird Guide

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About this app

The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to over 800 species of North American birds, right in your pocket. Built for all experience levels, it will help you identify the birds around you, keep track of the birds you've seen, and get outside to find new birds near you.

With over 2 million downloads to date, it is one of the best and most trusted field guides for North American birds.


Thank you to all our users for the feedback on the new update. We'll be incorporating many of your feature suggestions and fixes in the next few updates. We very much appreciate your help and support.

Based on your feedback, we're currently working on the following issues:
- Restoration of user-created sighting lists. These lists were safely migrated with your account, but an issue is preventing them from being displayed. These will be restored soon in a future update, without any action required on your part.

- The ability to sort species alphabetically by last name in the field guide.

- Improved performance when searching and browsing lists of species, including the ability to quickly jump to a letter of the alphabet.

- Usability improvements, including photo and map display issues, for tablet users

- The ability to access the field guide, nearby eBird sightings, and other app features that don't require user-submitted data without first creating an account

- Other assorted usability and stability fixes

As always, if you need help with the app, or have a suggestion for a new feature, please contact us directly at Thanks!


It's now easier than ever to identify a bird you just saw. Enter all you were able to observe—what color was it? How big? What did its tail look like?—and Bird ID will narrow down a list of possible matches for your location and date in real time.

Our field guide features over 3,000 photos, over eight hours of audio clips of songs and calls, multi-season range maps, and in-depth text by leading North American bird expert Kenn Kaufman.

With our completely redesigned Sightings feature, you can keep a record of every bird you encounter, whether you're hiking, sitting on the porch, or simply catching a glimpse of birds out the window. We'll even keep an updated life list for you.

See where the birds are with nearby birding hotspots and real-time sightings from eBird.

Post your photos to the Photo Feed so other Audubon Bird Guide users can see.

Keep up with the latest news from the world of birds, science, and conservation, right on the home screen. Find an Audubon location near you to go birding. Or see where your voice is needed and take action to protect birds and the places they need, right from your app.

Once you log in with your NatureShare account, your sightings and photos will migrate with you into the new app. If something doesn't look right, don't worry—all of your data is untouched, safe, and secure.

Note: While we work on migrating all of our users' data to the new app, we have temporarily disabled some of the app's community features. In the next few updates, we'll be restoring and adding new features that make it easy and fun to share and view the photos taken by other Audubon Bird Guide users around the country. Stay tuned!

About Audubon:
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon's state programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. Since 1905, Audubon's vision has been a world in which people and wildlife thrive.
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Aug 3, 2022

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4.54K reviews
Nicole Halverson
July 21, 2022
This app is really quite good overall. The field guide is attractive and user friendly. It's bird ID feature for when you don't know a bird's name is perfect for an advanced beginner/intermediate level birder. I have a few issues though which makes this 3 stars for me. * There doesn't seem to be a way to export your life list in an ebird readable format. * The field guide doesn't have bar charts for the birds * It is way too easy to accidentally wipe your custom lists 😭
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National Audubon Society
July 21, 2022
Hello Nicole, we really appreciate your review. We would like to hear more about your suggestions for how to improve our app, especially on the bird bar chart. Please share more on your suggestions with us at
Dustin Gallegly
June 9, 2022
In the past, I would have given this app 5 stars without hesitation, but lately it has been very buggy. My main issue right now is that when I go to set the location of the Field Guide and select my state, the 'Save' and 'Close' buttons don't work, and I get stuck on that screen. To exit, I have to close the app and reopen. It's seems like the app has gotten less functional over time.
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National Audubon Society
June 15, 2022
We are sorry you had that experience with the app Dustin. Can you please email so we can better understand the issue and help you get the app working properly? Thank you!
Bobby Allison
May 30, 2022
Good app, could be better,and has gotten better. Latest issue. Entering a date should be simpler for historical entries. I should be be able to choose the year, then the month, then the day, then the time. Currently it's exhausting if you want to enter a sighting from more than a year ago.
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National Audubon Society
June 1, 2021
Hi Bobby, I apologize you're experiencing this problem. We're aware of the issue and recently released an update for the app in the play store to fix it. Please download the latest version, and if you are experiencing any issues email so we can continue to improve!

What's new

Bug fixes and performance improvements.