4.3
89 reviews
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About this app

The first raptor identification app designed for mobile devices, "HawkWatch International's Identification Guide to Raptors" puts expert hawk identification content in the palm of your hand. In this guide to North America's 34 species of diurnal raptors, you'll find nearly 1000 annotated photos, and cutting edge identification video for each species, geared toward helping you identify raptors in flight. If you're just getting started with birding, this app covers the basics; if you're already an expert hawk watcher, this app covers all the variation that can lead to identification confusion, even among the most seasoned birders.


• Developed by HawkWatch International in partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
• Comprehensive identification content created by Jerry Liguori and Brian Sullivan
• ~1000 annotated photos covering plumage, age/sex, and geographic variation

• Cutting edge ID-focused video showing each species in flight, from multiple angles, and behaviors,
including voice-over ID tips from Jerry Liguori

• Range maps with links to interactive seasonal eBird maps
• Vocalizations for each species
• 'Ask the authors' raptor ID question forum
Updated on
Oct 22, 2018

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4.3
89 reviews
A Google user
November 6, 2018
Now that the developers have fixed the various previous problems with the Android version, it is back to being as good as the iOS version. The images and videos now work fine on my Samsung S9+, and I have changed my review from poor to excellent.
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A Google user
October 24, 2018
Great app! Works well on my Galaxy 8+. The video and audio play. The images load and I can enlarge them. At first I didn't see a way to get out of the app, but pinching the home screen displayed the usual Android icons.
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Sharp Teeth And Claws
December 13, 2021
Fantastic bird id app. The videos and commentary are very helpful, for experienced birders and beginner - nobody knows all the field marks to look for, great to have them pointed out! Sometimes I just look at the photos to refresh my memory.
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What's new

- Fix for missing content
- Fix for sounds not playing on Android 8
- Ability to move app to SD card