iBird United Kingdom Pro

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4.5
183 reviews
1K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Our most important update ever.

iBird UK & Ireland Pro, the world's best Android field guide to birds of the United Kingdom and Ireland, turns anyone into a birding expert. Whether you’re an experienced birder or a novice to birding, iBird is the only app you will need. Its new “on-demand” feature instantly downloads images and sounds over WiFi or cellular networks and is optimised to take up only a fraction of the space on your tablet or phone. You can also download the entire database to your device or SD card for offline use in the field. iBird contains more birds than any app, including 310 species designated by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).

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 over 900 built-in bird songs from the talented recordists of the Xeno-Canto community, 1,300 professional high resolution photographs, over 300 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 iBird is the standard by which all birding apps are measured.

Features

■ 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

■ 310 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

Other Features

■ 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.

Additional Features:

■ Playing bird songs and calls lets you to 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).

■ 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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4.5
183 reviews
A Google user
May 20, 2019
There is no better ornithological app out there, but after switching to a Samsung A10 - Version 9, Pie - the database fails to download. I prefer to have the offline files when in the field. Sooooo, I uninstalled the app with Revo Uninstaller, and downloaded the app again but the issue persists. Both app versions are 7.6.826 which is currently the latest release. The US version of iBird Pro is fine on the same phone, and I'm concerned about this UK version as I'll be heading back home to England shortly to lead a tour. Hopefully an updated version will be available soon!
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Mitch Waite Group2
May 18, 2019
Hi, can you please update to our latest release. Please contact us at https://help.ibird.com if the issue persists. Thanks.
A Google user
August 6, 2019
I used to love this app on my old ZTE Blade Lite. Excellent resource with plenty of audio and visual references for the many species in the database. However, since upgrading my phone to a Huawei P Smart 2019 I have had multiple problems with the app. The main issue is that it won't download the database. I've tried downloading it to the internal storage and my micro SD, but in each case it just does nothing after saying 'Starting download'. I've made sure the app is fully updated (and reinstalled it several times), plus my Android OS is fully up to date as well. At one point the app also refused to even open, crash on startup. I've noticed another reviewer reporting the same issue on a Huawei phone. Last week I sent a message to the developers via their website but have heard nothing back from them. This is incredible frustrating and I'll be looking for an alternative now. A shame, as like I said, the app is potentially excellent.
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A Google user
April 27, 2019
Pretty good cloud content, as far as I can tell, but very laggy, menu selections take an age (well, several seconds anyway) to respond. Also, the database wouldn't download to SD, and when I eventually managed to download it to internal storage the app hangs every time you select a bird from the browser page. Please sort, as this is not good enough for an app that cost £9. Samsung A8 2018 with Android Pie and Samsung One UI. Update - deleted the database and re downloaded and now it works.
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Mitch Waite Group2
April 29, 2019
This very abnormal behavior. Please contact us at help.ibird.com so we can help fix this.

What's new

■ iBird 7 optimised 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 Favourites and Notes
■ Hundreds of songs from recordists of the Xeno-Canto community
■ 310 BTO species accounts with latest splits, lumps and name changes
■ 34 search attributes; search by Location, Shape, Size, Habitat, Colour, Family, etc.
■ The only birding app with both illustrations and photos