iBird Pro Guide to Birds

iBird Pro Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2009-03-27
  • Current Version: 12.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 2.01 GB
  • Developer: Mitch Waite Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 5,074 App Reviews)
  • Price:
    $14.99
iBird Pro Guide to Birds App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
Based on 5,074 App Reviews
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iBird Pro Guide to Birds App Details

iBird Pro Field Guide to Birds of North America is Apple’s best-selling app for identifying any of the 963 species of birds on the North American continent. This newest version 12.0 of iBird™ Pro contains our revolutionary Photo Sleuth feature as a low cost in-app purchase. iBird Photo Sleuth will identify the species of any North American bird from a photo, even if of poor quality. No internet connection is needed to use it. Sleuth is available for a limited time at a 50% introductory price for our iBird Pro customers. A stand-alone version of Photo Sleuth is also available in the app store. You can watch a short slide show of how Sleuth works here: bit.ly/ibirdsleuth. Also new to this iBird Pro version are the 2018 American Ornithological Union updates including new splits, changes to common names, families, orders, etc. We’ve updated 37 high-resolution species illustrations, which, as you know, are one thing that sets iBird apart from all other birding apps, which only offer photographs. The iBird Pro architecture is now “consolidated”, meaning its default North America database is supplemented with databases of other countries, including the United Kingdom and Ireland, Hawaii and Palau. You can purchase databases for these countries at a price that is much lower than the individual apps, and instantly switch between them inside the app. The beauty of this new approach, which Apple asked us to implement, is there is no longer a need for multiple apps; a single version of iBird Pro can now serve as a reference guide to birds around the world. Furthermore, you can install iBird Pro on multiple devices and share it with your family plan so that with one app everyone can enjoy thousands of new species. Of course, we will also continue to update both the features of the app and the content of the databases as we have done for the past 10 years since iBird was first born in the Apple store. iBird continues to offer these other IAP features: Time-of-Day—lets you search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), etc., Birds Around Me (BAM)—shows just those species in your GPS location, Percevia™ smart search—patented feature that helps you identify birds just like the birding experts and Owls of Mexico and Central America—which includes illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more for these remarkable species. iBird developers never sleep: Version 12.0 adds 48 new drawings—to see these go to Search->Illustration Update-11.1. More Details of iBird Pro Version 12: http://ibird.com/whats-new/whats-new.html iBird Pro contains 963 species of North American birds, including both common, uncommon and rare species. The app is designed to help both experienced and novice birders identify and learn about their birds. Unlike other iPhone apps, iBird includes popular birds of the Hawaiian Islands and is completely up-to-date with the 2018 AOU and ABA checklists. Databases are available for the countries of the United Kingdom, Hawaii and the famous nation of Palau. Summary of Top Features ● SHARE the Species page. ● Identify 963 species with in-depth descriptions, including details on appearance, habitat, behavior, conservation, size, weight, color, pattern, shape, sexual differences, etc. ● Share any species page via Mail, Messages, Facebook, etc. ● Birds Around Me and Percevia™ smart search now available as in-app purchases with free 7-day trials. ● The only birding app that includes both Illustrations and Photos. ● Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery. ● Search by common name, Latin name and even band code. ● Comprehensive range maps that include migratory routes as well as subspecies maps for 40 species. ● Only app with a field mark layer that displays key ID marks for male, female and juvenile birds. ● iBird’s database is completely self-contained; no internet connection is required.

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App Reviews

  • Needs better search functionality

    3
    By Fauxtographer
    Useful app... However it needs a smarter search function. Will find something only if complete correct spelling. Example: Input peewee and you get zilch, zero... you must put in wood-peewee. Many other examples where the name is hyphenated. And there are quit a few of those... Please fix....
  • gps

    4
    By lcrshyevjedhidf
    would be nice if it utilizes the in phone gps besides the option of searching
  • Am expensive app that acts like a freemium

    1
    By M*dragon
    This used to be my go to app for bird info and ID. Now it is crammed with advertisements and fake "features" that prompt you to buy extensions. The interface now makes it hard to access the features you paid for in order to force you to view more sales pitches. Don't waste your money.
  • Disappointed

    1
    By SherylinLaCruz
    Disappointed in this app. Many birds of Mexico (Puerto Vallarta area) missing. So even the Journal isn’t helpful. Was hoping to get an app that kept a good record of sightings.
  • Photo ID Method Useless

    1
    By Skippy3322
    The developer recently introduced an in-app purchase called Photo Sleuth. It is supposed to ID birds using a photo you take with your cell phone. But, it has misidentified almost every bird that I’ve tried so far. A good example is that a few minutes ago it identified a House Finch as a Bob White. As I’m sure you all know they’re not even in the ballpark of looking the same by size, color or shape.
  • Love the birds near me feature.

    5
    By IMABOI
    My favorite app!
  • Great app

    5
    By Fjhhhf
    I 69’d to this app
  • No more updates for me..

    1
    By hallmark_s
    this is really a 5 star app but for one major annoyance. It seems like any and every update requires downloading the entire app. There must be a way that you can accomodate just downloading an update without having to transfer greater than 1.7 gig of data. Does someone with a 5 gig plan for their iphone uses 25% of their monthly data plan just to update this app? What's up with that? I don't have the fastest wireless connection, but not the slowest, and I have to walk away and forget about it for an hour every time I do an update on this app. Another update and same old problem.. Anybody out there listening? Another update and still no change.. and now the icon is gone.. i have just updated this app for the very last time. Obvious to me they want no input from customers/users. Or maybe they just don’t have an app developer smart enough to solve the problem.. update: 12/19/18.. same issue.. getting car maintenance and using a very fast internet connection. Updated 12 other apps and ibird is less than 1/4 complete. I pushed update by mistake as i almost never update this behemoth. hallmark Admittedly i was somewhat short in my last review. I received response from the developer which you can read for yourself.. which frankly in my opinion sounded rather snide and missed the point entirely. My point is that it should not require downloading 1.7 gig of data no matter what type of internet connection you have.. in order to get an new rev with as little as 8 new birds in it. If your 4g unlimited plan throttles back to 3g after 5 or 10 gig of data, why would anyone want to use that large of a chunk of their data to update one app. I always save updates to this app for doing while i am getting my tires rotated or some other free wifi waiting room. Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? And for the record i do not have a garden and don’t complain about the water bill.. we have a well and i don’t need a new well pump every time i use it.
  • Quirks

    3
    By CrimsonCrow
    I’m in the early stages of discomfort using this transitional app from the fantastic but frozen iBird Ultimate. The first thing I notice in this Frankenstein app is the *glaring* day-glo lettering “Open Sleuth Photo Recognizer.” Please, subtle it down on the (hopefully soon) update. I’m looking for birds, and fast, intuitive ways to move through the app. I don’t want to be shouted at by (off centered) 1980s graphics. Second, I have had the “10 Reasons to Register” panel pop up no less than 5 times while using the app—and I’ve registered! Similarly, the “Free Stickers” ad and panel keep sliding up in spite of my having downloaded them (ages ago). iBird Ultimate was the Cadillac of birding apps. Get iBird Pro up to the same level, soon. Please! 🙏 You’ve got my $$, use them to fix, improve and polish iBird Pro.
  • Tired of buying and have the app update dropped

    3
    By Nadawolf upset
    This is my third purchase of the so called iBird program. It seems every time I purchase a version of it, after a few years it is dropped, no longer supported and to keep using the program, I have to keep shelling out big “bucks”. With this one it keeps trying to get me to purchase bird sleuth even though I already own it, ask me to purchase birds of Hawaii which I also own. You can not tie the programs in with this version. And now I am waiting to see if it going to ask me to purchase the bird journal, which I also own. Buy this program, but, expect to have to re purchase it a new, after a few years.

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