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iBird UK & Ireland Lite is a free demo version of our comprehensive paid iBird UK Pro Guide to Birds app which introduces you to birding with no cost. Whether you are an experienced birder, a bird watcher or a beginner at birding, iBird’s intelligent search engine and comprehensive species accounts will turn you into a birding expert. Completely up to date with species designated by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), iBird UK Lite contains a database of 50 species of both native and rare United Kingdom and Ireland birds. It's the perfect way to evaluate if you want to enjoy the hobby of birding for free.
Using iBird's patented “Percevia™” matching system you can identify birds by colour, location, shape, habitat or any one of our 34 identification attributes. You can even search by bird song. iBird's species pages have dozens of built-in bird songs from the talented recordists of the Xeno-Canto community, hundreds of professional high resolution photographs, hand-drawn composite illustrations and range maps. No other bird app offers both illustrations and photographs.
From well-known birds to exotic rare species, iBird works like magic, revealing a list of birds that perfectly matches your search choices. With over 1 million downloads of all versions, iBird is the standard by which all birding apps are measured.
■ See all the updates to iBird at https://ibird.com/whats-new-android/
■ iBird 7 is now optimised to take a fraction of the space on your device
■ New: All content is instantly available over WiFi
■ New: Download entire database to your SD card for use in the field
■ New: iBird Cloud Sync for automatic backup of Favourites and Notes
■ New: Huge library of bird sound recordings from the Xeno-Canto community
■ New: Enhanced Gallery Mode lets you browse all icons in a grid
■ New: User interface compatible with all versions of Android from KitKat 4.4 to Nougat 7
■ 50 sample BTO species accounts with latest splits, lumps and name changes
■ iBird’s icon-driven visual search engine, enables you to identify birds by 34 attributes; more than any other birding app
■ Search by Location, Shape, Size, Habitat, Colour, Family, and much more
■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code
■ Search by bird song or call pattern
■ Comprehensive seasonal and migratory range maps
■ Equivalent to 14 book length field guides with in-depth identification details: Similar species, Behaviour, Vocalisations, Sounds, Ecology, Families and more
■ The only birding app with both illustrations and photos
■ The only birding app that zooms illustrations and photos by 400%
■ Field Mark layer reveals key ID marks for male, female, juvenile and subspecies
■ Range maps now include ranges for Rare species, along with Inland and Ocean Residents, Inland and Ocean Summer and Winter visitors and Inland and Ocean Migratory ranges.
■ New Conservation Status search attribute lets you search by the size of any species population as well as see specific species endangered status on each account. The standard is maintained by Birdlife International and is called the IUCN Red List.
■ All screens are optimised for tablets - illustrations, photos and range maps fill the screen.
■ Playing bird songs and calls lets you attract birds right to your device or bird feeders for easier identification and more enjoyment.
■ Hand-drawn full sized colour illustrations, with perching and flight views.
■ Multiple professional photographs of most species, showing plumages, sexes and seasons.
■ Full colour range maps for every species showing migration areas.
■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English).
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