Collins Bird Guide

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About this app

‘It’s much more convenient than taking a big book with you...the Collins app is fantastic.’
– Chris Packham, Metro

‘The Collins Bird Guide app is destined to become a real triumph, the ultimate in field guide apps — and deservedly so.’
– BirdGuides

The Collins Bird Guide App combines world-class illustrations and comprehensive information with intuitive design to create the ultimate field guide for passionate birders and casual birdwatchers alike. The app is based on the landmark book by Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström, universally acknowledged as the standard European field guide.

The Collins Bird Guide App provides everything you need to identify a species quickly and learn about it thoroughly. Immerse yourself in the exceptional illustrations, maps, calls and concise text. Use the powerful search filter and curated confusion lists to focus in on a species. The Collins Bird Guide App is an essential companion always to hand on your device.

Features include:

• Over 700 European species covered
• 3500+ beautiful illustrations by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström
• Detailed text covering habitat, range, identification and voice by Lars Svensson
• Record sightings, location and date with the listing tool
• Powerful search filter
• Intuitive design to quickly and easily swipe through species
• Curated lists of confusable species
• Over 750 carefully selected songs and calls – many by Lars Svensson
• Select species names from 18 languages
• Available in English, Swedish, Norwegian, French and German
• Weighs nothing!

The app incorporates British Trust for Ornithology/BirdWatch Ireland/Scottish Ornithologists' Club Bird Atlas 2007–11 mapping data as an in-app purchase, providing the most comprehensive location mapping of any bird guide app.

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Updated on
Sep 2, 2022

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1.08K reviews
Ian Exton
August 1, 2022
I love this app. It's very easy to use and has saved me from lugging a paper edition around for years. The calls and songs are invaluable. Suggestions: 1. remove unnecessary words in common names such as "European" Robin as they're superfluous in a European birds app. 2. Include a beginner mode switch in settings. New birders shouldn't be trawling through Thrush Nightingales and Scrub Robins to find a common bird.
10 people found this review helpful
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Steve Roberts
May 13, 2022
Easy to use, but difficult to get a good result. If, like me, you're new to birding, this will be a frustrating app. My main gripe is the scattergun approach to searches, especially bird size. I input Tiny and get birds of almost every size in a huge list! I think it would also help beginners a lot if there were example images of bars, masks, barred, striped, etc. when searching, as I have no clue what these mean.
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Ric TheSeagull
September 28, 2020
Fantastic app, just like the book only you can zoom in closer, super sharp text, sounds and very easy to use. Obviously a lot of work has gone into this. BUT, im still waiting for a slider on the side to speed up scrolling through the long list of species and also a filter in the settings to be able to view birds only seen in Britain. But, it doesn't seem like they read these reviews. I would've got the videos but a bit pricey. This app now lays the benchmark as one of the best bird guide apps.
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What's new

Faster search, new languages, new songs and calls, improved handling of lists and general improvements