New version broken. Even with database downloaded it won't show anything unless you have internet access. It would be nice to be able to save a search location. Having to go through the whole search thing, answering questions and dismissing the useless pop-ups, every time you open the app is a pain.
I had trouble getting the bird images after the last upgrade, but after I deleted the app and reinstalled it I was able to get the images. Then I downloaded the iBird database to my SD card and now I am very happy again. I can use it on my walks in the neighborhood and I think it will be good on camping trips again.
I have pd for this app & it is useless without an integrated database. I have tried 3 times to download to the SD card. Always shows complete but it is not there. I am pretty pissed & have downloaded the app to never return. The data is good, but the app is a joke. "answer this question... Am I only looking for birds in the city?" good luck...
Like some others I had trouble downloading the database but once I contacted the company I discovered that their server was down for a few hours. The second time I tried it worked great. What I like most are the illustrations with field marks that can be turned on and off and the large number of photographs of the birds in the field. I am not aware of any other bird app that offers both. The bird song recordings are really fun to use; I have been attracting all kinds of species to my feeders. The Dark-eyed Junco's respond to the calls and look everywhere for where they are coming from. Just don't abuse this feature. iBird has created an awesome update. The most major improvement is the interface - thank you guys - you get lots of gold emoticon Stars.
With the recent updates the app has become useless for me in the field. The only way to use it in areas without Internet access is to have the database downloaded onto my phone but I don't have enough free space for that (and I have a good deal). What's the point of a field guide that can't be used in the field?
I'm livid. I purchased this app because i do most if not all of my birding in areas where there is no Internet. I can't download the database, and repeatedly get a message that Google login has failed. Extremely disappointed. Also all my favorites have vanished, and that was my on the fly way to track life birds. Considering going old school with a field guide in actual book form.
■ iBird 7 optimized to take a fraction of the space
■ 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
■ 2,700 songs from recordists of the Xeno-Canto community
■ 944 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
eBird Mobile lets you record the birds you see, adding them to eBird with ease