Roberts Bird Guide 2

3.8
368 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

ROBERTS BIRD GUIDE 2 is based on the "Roberts Bird Guide (second edition)" with all new illustrations, distribution maps and bird texts for 986 Southern African bird species, including all the new species and names. The app can be used as a FIELD GUIDE like the book, or as a BIRD GUIDE with bird list and bird pages.

The FIELD GUIDE displays the full pages of the book for instant comparison and identification. Search the family list or swipe the pages for a bird, play the sound, view the distribution, add to your list, view and compare similar birds, open the BIRD PAGE for text and photographs, or open the BIRD GUIDE list at the selected bird.

The BIRD GUIDE includes a full bird list of 986 species with individual bird pages. The BIRD LIST has functions to open the Bird Page, Play the Sound or view the Distribution, direct Add to List or Add/Edit to list, view and compare Similar Birds, and open the Field Guide Page. The bird list also supports dual language display for any two of English, Afrikaans, German, French, Portuguese, Dutch and Scientific names.

The BIRD PAGES include illustrations, distribution maps, photos, bird sounds, Roberts Field Guide 2 text and the full Roberts VII text.

IDENTIFICATION uses your location, habitat, bird shapes and plumage to shortlist possible species for identification. You can also identify bird sounds, nests and eggs.

SIMILAR BIRDS loads a list of birds similar to that selected for comparison and identification. COMPARE BIRDS displays the bird pages side by side for direct comparison.

MY LOCATION is an interactive map for generating bird lists and locating birding sites. You can use your current location or drop a pin for a map location, or open a birding site description and bird list.

MY LISTS is a personal list manager that includes a life list and sub-lists that report to your life list. Sighting details include place, date, GPS co-ords and sighting notes. You can also backup your lists to Google Drive, and export to SDcard.

BIRDING SITES includes details of 280 birding sites around Southern Africa, with text description, photos, and bird list.

The MULTIMEDIA DATA includes • all the new bird species and names • 265 new field-guide pages • 986 individual bird pages • new field guide text from the Roberts Bird Guide (second edition) • over 3060 new illustrations • new colour-coded distribution maps with seasonal status bar • over 5870 photos including 500 nest and 700 egg photos • over 920 bird sounds • potential vagrants.

# This app can be used in the bush and remote locations. It does not require a wifi, phone or internet connection to operate.

$ DIFFICULTY PURCHASING? If you have difficulty purchasing with your credit card, you can purchase Play Store gift cards from major stores.
Updated on
Oct 20, 2023

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

3.8
332 reviews
Vivienne Murray
November 5, 2023
My app has been working perfectly every since I bought it, about 18 months ago. Today I did the update to Roberts 2 and now it doesn't hold me sightings. I can tick the sighting, but when I go out and come back into the app, it has not saved the record. I have "multiple sightings" selected as well as the setting for "report to my list". Also I cannot edit a sighting. And I cannot select a sighting list per bird, (I am clearly missing something). This app is not functioning at all.
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Gibbon Multimedia
November 6, 2023
I am sorry to hear that. We can't help you from here but please send an email to support@gibbonmm.com and we will assist you.
nicolene lottering
November 17, 2023
This was the best birding app available. You took it with the upgrade and screwed it up so bad A once user-friendly app is turned into the biggest frustration ever Location bird lists do not have all the birds Previously, one could edit the place on a list you created still can not find which 7 places I must look to find that option Everything seems to be complicated and frustrating, and no, I am not technically challenged Bird guid is just impossible to I would not suggest anyone buy this app
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Gibbon Multimedia
November 17, 2023
Please don't continue to abuse this page. If you have a genuine problem contact support@gibbonmm.com and we will assist you.
s
October 22, 2023
This is and has always been the best application for assisting a birder. i was concerned about the upgrade, but took a chance and installed and what a wonderfull surprise. i have always had the Roberts versions, way back and many years ago when we used PDA's and it stayed the most comprehensive and this latest update is a game changer!! Awesome 2.1 is great!! Thank you so much for keeping the world's best birding App, the best!
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Gibbon Multimedia
October 22, 2023
Thanks for the five stars. I suggest update to Version 2.1 for some new features.

What's new

Android version 2.1
Improved contrast for sightings tickbox.
Added Help icon for help popups.
Fixed regional birdlists.
Fixed searching family order.
Fixed changing list in Add Sighting.
Added multiple search function to My Lists
Added alternative name button to Gallery and Bird pages.