iBird Lite Free Guide to Birds

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3.6
626 reviews
100K+
Downloads
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Everyone
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About this app

Our most awesome update ever.

iBird Lite Free Guide to Birds is a free demo version of our comprehensive paid iBird Pro Guide to Birds app and 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 the 2016 AOU and ABA checklists, iBird Lite contains a database of 50 species of both native and rare North American and Hawaiian 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 color, location, shape, habitat or any one of our 34 identification attributes. You can even search by bird song. iBird's species pages have thousands of built-in bird songs from the talented recordists of the Xeno-Canto community, hundreds of professional high resolution bird photographs plus hand drawn composite illustrations (with field marks) and detailed 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 total downloads, iBird is the standard that all birding apps are measured by.

Features

■ See the all the changes to iBird at https://ibird.com/whats-new-android/

■ iBird 7 is now optimized to take a fraction of the space

■ New: All content is instantly available over WiFi

■ New: Download entire database to SD card for use in the field

■ New: iBird Cloud Sync backup of Favorites and Notes

■ New: Huge library of bird sound recordings and vocalization details from the Xeno-Canto community

■ New: Enhanced Gallery Mode lets you browse all icons in a grid

■ Brand new user interface compatible with all versions of Android from KitKat 4.4 to Nougat 7.

■ AOU species accounts with latest splits 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, Color, Family, etc.

■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code

■ Comprehensive seasonal and migratory range maps

■ Equivalent to 14 book length field guides with in-depth Identification details: Similar species, Behavior, Vocalizations, 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 shows key ID marks for male, female, juvenile and subspecies

In the new version 7 update to iBird Pro we have added 42 new drawings and new species such as the California and Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay, Ridgeway’s Rail, Mexican Violetear and more.

Other Features

■ All new range maps now include Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall ranges plus Year-round and Migration 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 optimized for tablets - illustrations, photos and range maps fill the screen.

Additional Features:

■ Playing bird songs and calls lets you attract birds right to your device or bird feeders for easier identification and more enjoyment.

■ High resolution hand-drawn color illustrations, with perching and flight views.

■ Multiple professional photographs, showing subspecies plumages, sexes and seasons.

■ Full color range maps for every species showing migration areas.

■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English).

■ Keep up with the latest news and other iBird users by joining the iBird fan page on Facebook http://facebook.com/ibird.
Updated on
Aug 14, 2019

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3.6
626 reviews
A Google user
December 2, 2018
This is just a sample app for ibird pro. Has just a few birds, but all the features. I gave it a try just to see if I liked it before spending money on the full app. I must say I am super impressed and will be purchasing the full app today.
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Jim B.
June 6, 2020
I wanted to like this app, but it is so wrong. I let it use GPS and it said 10 common birds around me. Robin? Nope. Sparrow? Nope. Finch? Nope. None of the birds that are really around me. Instead it's "common" birds are birds I have never heard of or seen anywhere. Even TRYING to search for a Goldfinch, I can't make the app "identify" a Goldfinch. If I am using the app right, the app sucks because it can't identify. If I am using the app wrong, it's too complicated.
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Mitch Waite Group2
June 6, 2020
We apologize for the inconvenience. Can you be more specific please so that we can identify the issue? Don't hesitate to reach out to us at https://help.ibird.com. Try typing in ”goldfinch” in the name field and make sure Common Name is selected to it's right.
A Google user
March 7, 2019
Learning birding and enjoying it so much. The site is great for a beginner such as myself. The illustrations and song calls help so much. Thanks!!
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What's new

■ iBird Lite is the free demo version of iBird Pro
■ All content is instantly available over WiFi
■ Download entire database to SD card for use in the field
■ iBird Cloud Sync backup of Favorites and Notes
■ Thousands of songs from recordists of the Xeno-Canto community
■ 50 sample AOU species accounts with latest splits and name changes
■ 34 search attributes; search by Location, Shape, Size, Habitat, Color, Family, etc.
■ The only birding app with both illustrations and photos