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
2 Sept 2022

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Ratings and reviews

1.08K reviews
Paul Seligman
5 May 2023
Essential app for European birders. However, it hasn't been updated since January 2021 which, for a paid app is quite, disappointing. The functionality could be a lot better, particularly the compare function; more images, such as for juvenile waders, would help, and the taxonomy needs to be maintained. The 3rd edition of the book came out in 2022, so the app is now out of date.
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Ric TheSeagull
28 March 2023
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 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 buy the videos but unfortunately, they are a bit pricey. This app now lays the benchmark as one of the best bird guide apps.
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Simon Osborn
3 December 2022
Clunky to use, the iPhone version was/is much better. The lists functionality is terrible: entries are jumbled according to time of day of entry, and you can't sort lists by date or name. This developer neglects Android users. And there's so much more that this app could do, it's just the book digitised plus (too short and few) sound clips . If that sounds silly, South African bird apps have photos too, much more text and variety of songs and calls (and longer clips), site guides etc.
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What's new

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