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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!

Larkwire Learn Bird Songs
Audubon Bird Guide
Collins Bird Guide
iBird Pro Guide to Birds
BirdLasser

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Larkwire Learn Bird Songs
Larkwire Learn Bird Songs

Larkwire Learn Bird Songs

Larkwire

BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA

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 is a complete, game-based system for learning to identify bird sounds—designed...

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...

iBird Pro Guide to Birds
iBird Pro Guide to Birds

iBird Pro Guide to Birds

Mitch Waite Group

iBird Pro, the first complete birding app for the iPhone, is now guided by the 2019-2020 American Ornithological Union (AOU) standard and is 100% compatible with iOS 14

iBird Pro, the first complete birding app for the iPhone, is now guided by the 2019-2020 American Ornithological Union (AOU) standard and is 100% compatible with iOS 14. Besides including all 967 species of birds of North America, iBird Pro contains databases for four other regions: the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hawaii, and the famous island nation of Palau. And it’s...

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...

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

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 and Dan Zetterström; read the authoritative text by Lars Svensson;...

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

Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab

Cornell University

What's that bird

What's that bird? Answer 5 questions, upload a photo, or record a bird sound, and Merlin Bird ID will help you solve the mystery. 

Merlin Bird ID helps you identify birds with ease. You’ll get personalized results of birds to expect based on the time of year and your location or your choice of regions around the world, including a digital...

BirdSounds Costa Rica
BirdSounds Costa Rica

BirdSounds Costa Rica

BirdingApps

BirdSounds Costa Rica is a comprehensive collection of songs and calls of birds of Costa Rica

BirdSounds Costa Rica is a comprehensive collection of songs and calls of birds of Costa Rica. It includes more than 2000 tracks for 765 bird species. This app is the perfect complement to your paper field guide to the birds of Costa Rica.

The BirdSounds Costa Rica app offers:

• Sounds of 765 bird species of Costa Rica, recorded by Peter Boesman...

Costa Rica Birds
Costa Rica Birds

Costa Rica Birds

Michael Mullin

Field Guide for mobile devices

Field Guide for mobile devices

Costa Rica Birds includes all of the birds that have occurred in this beautiful country. This digital field guide requires no Internet connection and has a wealth of information and features that also make it an excellent reference guide before, during, and after any trip to Costa Rica.

Since this app was released in 2015, local bird...

Also Good

Apps with average score

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...

ChirpOMatic - Europe
ChirpOMatic - Europe
ChirpOMatic - Europe

ChirpOMatic - Europe

Spiny Software Ltd

“Top of the pile of bird song recognition apps” - Bird Watching magazine
The only birdsong app that can safely be used on nature reserves!
Featured by Apple in 'Celebrate Springtime’

ChirpOMatic is an excellent way to identify bird sounds around you. Simply record a bird singing and use Automatic Recognition to identify...

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...

Birds of Europe Guide
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.

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,...

Morcombe & Stewart Guide
Morcombe & Stewart Guide
Morcombe & Stewart Guide

Morcombe & Stewart Guide

mydigitalearth.com

The foremost field guide to Australian birds is now available on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad with a comprehensive collection of bird calls.
** If you would like to experience the app check out The Michael Morcombe eGuide to the Birds of Australia LITE which is FREE and includes 59...

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...

Panama Birds Field Guide
Panama Birds Field Guide
Panama Birds Field Guide

Panama Birds Field Guide

Michael Mullin

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...

Birds PRO HD
Birds PRO HD
Birds PRO HD

Birds PRO HD

NATURE MOBILE G.m.b.H.

The version 2.0 of the app is available for download. Please search for iKnow Birds 2 PRO


Birds PRO is the ultimate field gide for EUROPE. Check out Birds PRO - Northern America for the US, Canada and Mexico.


+++ 304 Birds - 2000 Photos - 550 Sounds Offline and Various...

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,...

Birds of New Zealand
Birds of New Zealand
Birds of New Zealand

Birds of New Zealand

mydigitalearth.com

The Birds of New Zealand app is an interactive version of the newly released Birds of New Zealand: A Photographic Guide by Paul Scofield and Brent Stephenson. This application has specific features that will enhance your birding experience.

FEATURES:
● Universal app – the app will automatically take advantage of the...

Sabah Birds
Sabah Birds
Sabah Birds

Sabah Birds

Eco-Education and Resources Centre

【Sabah Birds】
A user-friendly yet informative bird information app. Including most birds that found in Sabah, it allows you to identify and share birds that you see with ease. This is the best companion while bird watching.

Main features:
・Records of more than 230 species of birds in Sabah.
・“Bookmark” function enables you to...

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...

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...

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 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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Vietnam Bird Guide
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.

With the Vietnam Bird Guide, you can:
- Identify species by filtering characters including distribution...

Birding In Southern Africa
Birding In Southern Africa
Birding In Southern Africa

Birding In Southern Africa

The Unlimited Group

The app for The Ultimate Companion for Birding in Southern Africa presents the splendour of Southern Africa’s birdlife and will appeal to expert birders, armchair twitcher’s and general birding enthusiasts. It draws on this popular book’s 1 400 spectacular photographs covering all 960 bird species, informative write-up’s and distribution maps,...

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...

Birds of the Middle East
Birds of the Middle East
Birds of the Middle East

Birds of the Middle East

mydigitalearth.com

The eGuide to Birds of the Middle East is an interactive companion to the Birds of the Middle East field guide – the comprehensive guide for birdwatchers visiting the region. It covers Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, the Arabian peninsula and Socotra. This application has specific features...

Bird Journal
Bird Journal
Bird Journal

Bird Journal

Bluebird Technology Limited

Bird Journal is the best way to record, explore and share your bird & wildlife observations and experiences. It has thousands of users across the world and works on a variety of devices.

Start keeping a record of your bird & wildlife observations now with a free account.

RECORD ANYTHING
Enter bird &...

Bird Song Id USA songs & calls
Bird Song Id USA songs & calls
Bird Song Id USA songs & calls

Bird Song Id USA songs & calls

Mullen & Pohland GbR

--> SALE: 50% off! Instead of 9.99 just 4.99 US$! ****** Identify birds of the USA by their songs and calls! Automatic Recognition will help identify birds around you. Includes an audio reference library of 241 songs and calls. *** Top of its class, Bird Watching Magazine rated it 9...

Peterson Bird Field Guide
Peterson Bird Field Guide
Peterson Bird Field Guide

Peterson Bird Field Guide

gWhiz, LLC

This comprehensive mobile resource includes information from 8 Peterson Field Guide books, including the best-selling guide to birds in print - Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America.
Take birdwatching to a whole new level! Quickly identify birds you see in your garden, on your way to work, or out...

Birds Mimic
Birds Mimic
Birds Mimic

Birds Mimic

Savvas Petrou

Birds Mimic is an app where you can hear songs of several birds.
Listen and relax!
Enjoy!

Features
- Retina display graphics
- Crystal Clear song birds

Includes
- Blackcap
- Turdus
- Black Thrush
- Partridge
- Common Quail
- Collared Dove
- Woodcock
- Wild Rabbit
- Turtle Dove
- Corn Bunting
- Wood Pigeon
- Black Francolin
- Bee-Eater
- Goldfinch
- Calandra Lark