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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May 22, 2022

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4.46K reviews
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.
24 people found this review helpful
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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!
Danièle Roberts
May 23, 2022
Updated review 5 stars, as the developers were very helpful. Thanks to Bird ID I've identified more species than I ever did before, and it's given me an appreciation for how varied your own backyard can be. But lately, some glitch has kept me from adding new sightings. Clicking on the 'Add Sighting' button and species in my Life List revert me to the previous page. Also, the last bird I was able to add only shows up in the Life List, but not in that locations list. Pls fix soon.
29 people found this review helpful
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National Audubon Society
May 12, 2022
I'm sorry you experienced this problem. Would you please reach out to so we can better understand the problem and work on a fix? Thank you!
Rejam Rejam
June 26, 2022
Initially left a one star review as couldn't progress past sign up page. Finally did, now app never loads images no matter what I do, even with offline data downloaded. Cannot add any locations. Keep relocating me to NYC by default (am not in New York). Freezes when updating location. No images = no use for app. Sometimes does not load past splash page. This app needs some serious attention.
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National Audubon Society
June 26, 2022
I'm sorry you're experiencing these issues. Can you please email so we can better understand the problem and work on a fix. Thanks!

What's new

Bug fixes and performance improvements.