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The Best Apps To Identify Birds

It's Shazam for birds! You have a computer in your pocket, shouldn't it be able to identify every single bird breed on the planet? If you know the right apps to use, now it can. These awesome apps will tell you what type of bird you're looking at or listening to. Just open the app, wait for the app to listen a few seconds and these apps will instantly return the name and information of the bird breed. There are dozens of extra features these apps offer, so read over our descriptions and pick the one you like best!

Audubon Bird Guide
Collins Bird Guide
BirdLasser
Vietnam Bird Guide
Panama Birds Field Guide

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Audubon Bird Guide
Audubon Bird Guide

Audubon Bird Guide

National Audubon Society

See what's in the trees.

Your ultimate resource for bird watching.

Collins Bird Guide
Collins Bird Guide

Collins Bird Guide

NatureGuides Ltd.

‘It’s much more convenient than taking a big book with you

‘It’s much more convenient than taking a big book with you...the Collins app is fantastic.’
– Chris Packham, Metro

‘The Collins Bird Guide app is destined to become a real triumph, the ultimate in field guide apps — and deservedly so.’
– BirdGuides

The Collins Bird Guide App combines world-class illustrations and comprehensive information with intuitive design to create the ultimate field guide for...

BirdLasser
BirdLasser

BirdLasser

Lejint Pty Ltd

BirdLasser is a fun, easy way to record your bird sightings and share with friends, your community and contribute to conservation

BirdLasser is a fun, easy way to record your bird sightings and share with friends, your community and contribute to conservation.

• Spot - Capture bird sightings painlessly with GPS precision, even when offline.
• Plot - Effortlessly view and manage your trip cards. Automatically backup your trips and lifelist to the cloud.
• Play a Part - Share your sightings with friends...

Vietnam Bird Guide
Vietnam Bird Guide

Vietnam Bird Guide

Bao Nguyen

Vietnam Bird Guide: The app includes bird species occur in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand; advanced gallery view for easy comparison and search; field mark calls; "your observation" can be shared among community of birders or keep as your research database

Vietnam Bird Guide: The app includes bird species occur in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand; advanced gallery view for easy comparison and search; field mark calls; "your observation" can be shared among community of birders or keep as your research database.

With the Vietnam Bird Guide, you can:
- Identify species by filtering characters including distribution region, birding spots appearance, colors, habitats
- Look up description and...

Panama Birds Field Guide
Panama Birds Field Guide

Panama Birds Field Guide

Michael Mullin

Full-featured birding field guide for Panama

Full-featured birding field guide for Panama
-Images for more than 950 species
-Vocalizations for nearly 750 species including several endemics
-Information, field marks, range maps for all species on the Panama list

NO ADVERTISEMEMTS. FREE UPGRADES WITH ADDITIONAL IMAGES AND SOUNDS.

Additional features:
-Comprehensive SEARCH filter
-Search by name
-Sorting options
-Make target lists
-Check as seen, heard, or unseen/heard
-Personal notes
-Camera, email notes and photos.
-Similar Species feature allows quick...

Birds of Europe Guide
Birds of Europe Guide

Birds of Europe Guide

Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG

The comprehensive bird ID app published by Kosmos with over 1000 drawings and detailed written descriptions

The comprehensive bird ID app published by Kosmos with over 1000 drawings and detailed written descriptions.

Encyclopedic information
- Over 470 European species of bird from the North Cape to Sicilly with detailed information on identifying characteristics, habitats, distribution and breeding behaviors.
- More than 1000 illustrations of the most important male, female, juvenile, full and basic plumages as well as typical...

Also Good

Apps with average score

Birds of Brazil
Birds of Brazil
Birds of Brazil

Birds of Brazil

NatureGuides Ltd.

Based on Ber van Perlo's ‘Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil’, this app covers over 1,800 species of bird seen in Brazil, including residents, migrants and vagrants. Helpful texts detail size, habitat and description, while informative illustrations show a host of plumages for each species, including subspecific variation. Distribution...

Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab
Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab
Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab

Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab

Cornell University

What's that bird? Merlin Bird ID helps you solve the mystery in 5 questions, or with a photo of a bird.

First, Merlin asks you a few simple questions. Then, almost like magic, it reveals the list of birds that best match your description. Pick your bird, then delve into more...

Birds of South Florida
Birds of South Florida
Birds of South Florida

Birds of South Florida

I.M.D. Publicacion C.A.

Another app in our Florida Wildlife series...

*** Now featuring bird songs (high-quality MP3 files) for each bird described***

This app shows the 104 most common bird species found in southern Florida, including the Everglades National Park. For each bird there are two or three high-resolution pictures, a brief description, and a...

Audubon Birds of California
Audubon Birds of California
Audubon Birds of California

Audubon Birds of California

National Audubon Society

Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides. With 2 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in North America.

Did you know the California Condor is the largest flying bird in North America, with a wingspan of over nine feet? On your next trip to California, see...

Audubon Birds of Central Park
Audubon Birds of Central Park
Audubon Birds of Central Park

Audubon Birds of Central Park

National Audubon Society

Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides. With 2 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in North America.

Audubon Bird Guide: Central Park is your essential guide to identifying and understanding all the birds that can be found in one of the most unique park settings on...

Birds of Peru
Birds of Peru
Birds of Peru

Birds of Peru

Birds In The Hand, LLC

Princeton Field Guides are comprehensive, in-depth identification tools designed for all nature enthusiasts.

This is the interactive mobile field guide version of Birds of Peru by Schulenberg, Stotz, Lane, O'Neill & Parker. Like the paper edition, it is the most complete and authoritative field guide to this diverse neotropical landscape, featuring...

Audubon Owls Guide
Audubon Owls Guide
Audubon Owls Guide

Audubon Owls Guide

National Audubon Society

Nothing beats Audubon mobile field guides. With 2 million downloads, they are the most trusted authoritative field guide collection in North America.

Audubon Bird Guide: Owls is a fun-filled, interactive guide to the 19 owl species of North America. Featuring everything you need to know about owls, the app goes in-depth...

iKnow Birds 2 PRO - Europe
iKnow Birds 2 PRO - Europe
iKnow Birds 2 PRO - Europe

iKnow Birds 2 PRO - Europe

NATURE MOBILE G.m.b.H.

Finally, you have the option to identify species without the help of a heavy book. You get a comprehensive library full of facts, figures, and images. Read fascinating information and learn facts about birds; browse professional images; listen to spectacular calls and songs. Find inspiration and experience nature in a...

Larkwire Learn Bird Songs 1
Larkwire Learn Bird Songs 1
Larkwire Learn Bird Songs 1

Larkwire Learn Bird Songs 1

Larkwire

LAND BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA

Learn bird songs the fun way!

This is the app used by professionals to master birding by ear.

Have you always wanted to know what birds you were hearing? If you love birds, knowing bird songs and bird calls is like being able to speak their language.

Larkwire...

Collins British Bird Guide
Collins British Bird Guide
Collins British Bird Guide

Collins British Bird Guide

NatureGuides Ltd.

Collins British Bird Guide takes 262 of the most commonly seen British & Irish bird species from the award-winning Collins Bird Guide and presents them in the same easy-to-use practical format. Search for a species by location, time of year or plumage traits; browse the stunning illustrations by Killian Mullarney...

Larkwire Learn Bird Songs 2
Larkwire Learn Bird Songs 2
Larkwire Learn Bird Songs 2

Larkwire Learn Bird Songs 2

Larkwire

WATER BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA

Learn bird songs the fun way!

This is the app used by professionals to master birding by ear.

Have you always wanted to know what birds you were hearing? If you love birds, knowing bird songs and bird calls is like being able to speak their language.

Larkwire...

Birds of Britain Pocket Guide
Birds of Britain Pocket Guide
Birds of Britain Pocket Guide

Birds of Britain Pocket Guide

Spiny Software Ltd

Our apps are British-made, by British naturalists - we know our stuff! Fantastic photos, songs, calls, distribution maps and detailed information for over 200 birds - all the common and best known birds in Britain arranged by family or alphabetically. The specially written bird notes cover the appearance, habitat, diet,...

iKnow Birds LITE - USA
iKnow Birds LITE - USA
iKnow Birds LITE - USA

iKnow Birds LITE - USA

NATURE MOBILE G.m.b.H.

The ultimate FIELD GUIDE to BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA, all in the palm of your hand!

Finally, you have the option to identify species without the help of a heavy book. You get a comprehensive library full of facts, figures, and images. Read fascinating information and learn facts about birds; browse...

The Birds of Switzerland
The Birds of Switzerland
The Birds of Switzerland

The Birds of Switzerland

I.M.D. Publicacion C.A.

Almost 10,000 species of birds are currently known worldwide. Approximately 380 of these species have been observed in Switzerland alone, these are regarded as "natural wild birds". Several of these are to be regarded as vagrants that have been sighted very rarely or only once and, therefore, have not been...

iBird UK & Ireland Lite
iBird UK & Ireland Lite
iBird UK & Ireland Lite

iBird UK & Ireland Lite

Mitch Waite Group

iBird UK Lite Guide to Birds is the perfect field guide app to learn to identify birds of the United Kingdom and Ireland. It’s a free 40 bird demo of our advanced iBird United Kingdom and Ireland Pro app which has the full 343 common and rare species designated by...

The Warbler Guide
The Warbler Guide
The Warbler Guide

The Warbler Guide

Princeton University Press

Warbler Guide App
Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle

Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award for Best App/eProduct

The Warbler Guide App is the perfect companion to Princeton’s revolutionary and widely acclaimed book The Warbler Guide, by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle. Whether for study or field use, this innovative app delivers the full...

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds

Mark Oberle

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds in photos and audio is a bilingual app for iPhone/iPod that provides at your fingertips a mini-encyclopedia for all of the 390 bird species of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, with extensive text, visual and audio resources. English/Spanish text, 2,400 photos and 389...

iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds
iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds
iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds

iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds

Mitch Waite Group

iBird Yard Plus Guide to Birds has 270 species of North America. It is designed specifically for the 126 species of garden and yard birds found in North America and Hawaii and an additional 144 species of common birds most birders are likely to see such as ducks, hawks, seabirds,...

iBird Hawaii & Palau Guide
iBird Hawaii & Palau Guide
iBird Hawaii & Palau Guide

iBird Hawaii & Palau Guide

Mitch Waite Group

Ready for exotic birds? iBird Hawaii and Palau is the only 100% complete app guide to birds of the Hawaiian Islands as well as the environmentally sensitive island nation of Palau. The app, which contains 228 species of Hawaiian birds and 169 species of Palauan birds offers all the features...

iBird UK Pro Guide to Birds
iBird UK Pro Guide to Birds
iBird UK Pro Guide to Birds

iBird UK Pro Guide to Birds

Mitch Waite Group

iBird United Kingdom and Ireland Pro, the world’s most popular identification app to birds of the UK, is now available as Version 10.06. iBird UK Pro now offers two powerful features: Birds Around Me (BAM) and Percevia™ smart search. Smart search lets you identify birds just like the experts while...

Chirp! Bird Songs & Calls USA
Chirp! Bird Songs & Calls USA
Chirp! Bird Songs & Calls USA

Chirp! Bird Songs & Calls USA

Spiny Software Ltd

Listen and learn over 300 bird songs and calls from across the continental United States, with up to 34 seconds of song for each bird, and alternative recordings for some birds. The songs and calls are of the highest quality, most provided by the world-renowned Macaulay Library at the Cornell...

iKnow Birds PRO - USA
iKnow Birds PRO - USA
iKnow Birds PRO - USA

iKnow Birds PRO - USA

NATURE MOBILE G.m.b.H.

The ultimate FIELD GUIDE to BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA, all in the palm of your hand!

Finally, you have the option to identify species without the help of a heavy book. You get a comprehensive library full of facts, figures, and images. Read fascinating information and learn facts about birds; browse...

Costa Rica Birds Basic
Costa Rica Birds Basic
Costa Rica Birds Basic

Costa Rica Birds Basic

Michael Mullin

Field guide for Costa Rica showing 360 of the most spectacular and commonly encountered bird species.
-Images for each species.
-Vocalizations for most.
-Range maps, descriptions, field marks, and other information for all.

NO ADVERTISEMEMTS. FREE UPGRADES.

Additional features include:
-Comprehensive SEARCH filter
-Search by name
-Sorting options
-Make target lists
-Check as seen, heard, or unseen/heard
-Personal notes
-Camera, email notes...

Newman’s Birds of Africa
Newman’s Birds of Africa
Newman’s Birds of Africa

Newman’s Birds of Africa

App Developer Studio Cc

KEY FEATURES
• Includes over 1000 high quality photographs.
• Universal app, pay once and get app for both iPhone and iPad.
• 975 bird species (i.e. ALL the species for the region).
• Detailed descriptions (including species status), illustrations and distribution maps.
• Accurate illustrations of each bird as it is seen in the...

Birdwatcher's Diary
Birdwatcher's Diary
Birdwatcher's Diary

Birdwatcher's Diary

Stevens Creek Software

Birdwatcher's Diary™ is the perfect field companion for birders in any part of the world! In seconds you can record the birds you see or hear with time and exact location automatically recorded, and add additional field notes. From the field you can upload your sightings, complete with a map...

Peterson Field Guides - Backyard Birds
Peterson Field Guides - Backyard Birds
Peterson Field Guides - Backyard Birds

Peterson Field Guides - Backyard Birds

gWhiz, LLC

Birding has never been easier or more fun! Quickly identify birds you see in your backyard with Roger Tory Peterson's innovative identification system. Time-tested illustrations and our unique display of similar looking birds make for fast comparison. And, best of all, it’s free!

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Offering undeniable value and unmatched...

iKnow Birds 2 LITE
iKnow Birds 2 LITE
iKnow Birds 2 LITE

iKnow Birds 2 LITE

NATURE MOBILE G.m.b.H.

Finally, you have the option to identify species without the help of a heavy book. You get a comprehensive library full of facts, figures, and images. Read fascinating information and learn facts about birds; browse professional images; listen to spectacular calls and songs. Find inspiration and experience nature in a...

Bird ID Hawaii for iPad
Bird ID Hawaii for iPad
Bird ID Hawaii for iPad

Bird ID Hawaii for iPad

John P. Hoover

This version runs on iPad. Features video for almost all birds.
- Identify birds seen regularly in the main Hawaiian Islands.
- Find birds by Habitat, Color, Common name, Hawaiian name.
- Play video and sound for most birds (internet connection required)
- Save birds in Logbook, add notes, edit notes, email...

Birds of Northern Europe
Birds of Northern Europe
Birds of Northern Europe

Birds of Northern Europe

NatureGuides Ltd.

A high-quality digital field guide, with bird names in 15 languages, covering 352 species of birds regularly seen in Northern Europe. This list covers all except rarer vagrants and includes every bird likely to be seen by the vast majority of birdwatchers in the region throughout the year. Countries covered...