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The Best Bird Watching Apps To Identify Every Breed

Even the most experienced bird watcher often comes across a species he or she can't quite identify. In these cases there are a plethora of resources to help identify the bird in question. In our opinion the best way to do this is on your iPhone. Not only do these apps provide a "dictionary" of bird breeds for you to swipe through, but many of these apps even help you find them. Please note, these apps are for identifying birds by looking at them. We have a separate guide all about identifying birds by their sounds, so don't expect to find those apps here.

Birds of South America
Birds of Patagonia
Bird Finder
Pickin' Chicken®
Perching Bird Dictionary

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Birds of South America
Birds of South America

Birds of South America

I.M.D. Publicacion C.A.

No continent supports a bigger and more varied bird population, more than 3,000 species belonging to more than 100 families are presented in this app

No continent supports a bigger and more varied bird population, more than 3,000 species belonging to more than 100 families are presented in this app.

This is the only app that describes all the species of birds regularly found in South America!

All bird names are included in English, Latin, and the major languages spoken in South America (Spanish, Portuguese, French) as...

Birds of Patagonia
Birds of Patagonia

Birds of Patagonia

AddWare Europe Limited

The essential guide to birds in Patagonia for eager birders or curious tourists

The essential guide to birds in Patagonia for eager birders or curious tourists! What makes this app unique is the step-by-step search function on the basis of what you see, helping to identify the bird you have just spotted. Each species is accompanied with a map of its distribution, a textual description, photographs and conservation status, together with order, family...

Bird Finder
Bird Finder

Bird Finder

Zhuo Tao

Created for all levels of bird watchers, Bird Finder helps you find recent spotted birds and best birding hotspots near you, or in any city you select in North America

Created for all levels of bird watchers, Bird Finder helps you find recent spotted birds and best birding hotspots near you, or in any city you select in North America.

Bird Finder can also work as reference for education - you can browse the complete list of North American birds and find useful information and pictures.

Features

- Powered by eBird to deliver...

Pickin' Chicken®
Pickin' Chicken®

Pickin' Chicken®

Funny Farm Industries

Chosen as a Slashfood Best of 2010 iPhone App for Food and Cooking, Pickin’ Chicken is the perfect chicken breed selector for the novice or “eggspert” chickenist

Chosen as a Slashfood Best of 2010 iPhone App for Food and Cooking, Pickin’ Chicken is the perfect chicken breed selector for the novice or “eggspert” chickenist. Find the perfect chicken breed for your needs, including rare and heritage breeds.

** Watch an overview video of the app at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ68fG6ZyGo

Choose from numerous breeds and their varieties. Each breed is noted with...

Bird Guide for kids
Bird Guide for kids

Bird Guide for kids

PGS Software S.A.

Take a virtual tour and get to know, see and hear dozens of birds species in our interactive atlas – Bird Guide for kids

Take a virtual tour and get to know, see and hear dozens of birds species in our interactive atlas – Bird Guide for kids. Every bird available in this app has a beautiful HD photograph adapted for Retina screen, unique warbles in digital quality and a description read by a professional lector, full of entertaining facts and trivia, which is...

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Perching Bird Dictionary
Perching Bird Dictionary
Perching Bird Dictionary

Perching Bird Dictionary

Edutainment Ventures LLC

Perching Bird Guide app is the perfect Bird Guide with more than 3000 birds in categories like Swallows and Martins, Ovenbirds , Chats and Flycatchers, Birds of Paradise, Honeyeaters etc. Perching Bird SMART Guide has information on birds sounds with their unique foot structure and high quality pictures. Understanding these...

Parakeets
Parakeets
Parakeets

Parakeets

Michael Andrei Trimm

"Parakeets" is used by over 400,000 parakeet owners! Thanks everybody for downloading and enjoying 'Parakeets'!

Parakeets' "Pro-Care" in-app purchase will be $2.99 from now on (from $4.99) to help alleviate costs to our customers. Don't worry, the app works great without it and your Parakeet will love you for downloading it....

Birds Encyclopedia
Birds Encyclopedia
Birds Encyclopedia

Birds Encyclopedia

ColaKey LLC.

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Birds Encyclopedia is an application containing detailed information of 300+ common birds species. It is an ideal reference tool for people enjoying bird watching as well as those who love parrots/goldfinch as pets. For most species of bird included, the following information is...

Budgie Buddy
Budgie Buddy
Budgie Buddy

Budgie Buddy

Rickey Vigil

Budgie Buddy is the must have app for every Parakeet owner.

Talk Budgie using the Parakeet language. Custom sound board gives you the opportunity to give your Budgie the right response to suit their mood and expressions.

Play multiple phrases at once for a “flock effect”.

2 birds are better than one. Invite...

ANBG Birds
ANBG Birds
ANBG Birds

ANBG Birds

Director of National Parks

THE OFFICIAL APP - The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) is home to almost 100 species of birds – many are residents while others pass through to breed or as part of their migration.

With this app, journey through a range of habitats, explore beautiful images, bird calls and descriptions...

The Parrots Bible
The Parrots Bible
The Parrots Bible

The Parrots Bible

Wan Fong Lam

The Parrots Bible

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The Parrots Bible is a reference application containing detailed information of over 350 species of Parrots. For each type of Parrot, detailed information as well as photos of the species is provided. This App is an excellent reference App for Parrots lovers, as...

Parrots Wiki
Parrots Wiki
Parrots Wiki

Parrots Wiki

Millennium Maximus

Parrots Wiki is a great collection with the most interesting photos and info.
You can find details and great photos.

Main features:
- Beautiful photos and info
- Quiz games
- Compare
- Gallery slideshow
- Bookmarks
- Share and save photos
- Real time availability, no internet connection needed

Check out some great screenshots below.

Wetland Birds Field Guide
Wetland Birds Field Guide
Wetland Birds Field Guide

Wetland Birds Field Guide

BirdLife Australia Ltd.

This app provides a guide to 63 of the non-passerine species which are found in and around the wetlands of South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. These include Cranes, Storks, Herons, Crakes, Rails, Hens, Ibis, Spoonbills, Cormorants, Waterfowl and the Shorebirds (or waders) which are commonly found away from the coast.

Parrots Guide
Parrots Guide
Parrots Guide

Parrots Guide

Rovios Devs

Parrots Guide is a great collection with the most beautiful photos and with interesting detailed info.

Features:
- Amazing photos and detailed info.
- Search database
- Save to favorites
- Fun puzzle game
- No internet needed

Great for kids, enthusiasts and also for experts.

Learning Birds Check-list
Learning Birds Check-list
Learning Birds Check-list

Learning Birds Check-list

Digital Sadler

This application provides information on each bird species in the ABA (American Birding Association) check-list version 8.0.3 August 2018. The data is based on the AOS (American Ornithological Society) 59th supplement checklist of North and Middle America birds. Information provided on each species consists of family or group name, family...

Birds of Prey and Owls
Birds of Prey and Owls
Birds of Prey and Owls

Birds of Prey and Owls

I.M.D. Publicacion C.A.

Uniquely designed for easy use in the field, this app covers all 65 species of birds of prey and owls found in Europe (includes very rare visitors, such as the Marsh Owl). Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, voice, habitat, range, and size. Almost 500 full-color illustrations depict every...

Bird Speech - Train Bird to Speak, Mimic any Sound
Bird Speech - Train Bird to Speak, Mimic any Sound
Bird Speech - Train Bird to Speak, Mimic any Sound

Bird Speech - Train Bird to Speak, Mimic any Sound

Feng Jiao

Is it disappointing to tell your friends that your bird cannot talk?

This app can help train your bird to speak by repeating phrases automatically. With the price of a pet toy, you can make your bird much more adorable.

FEATURES:
* Repeat sound to your bird.
* 7 pre-recorded speech lessons included for...

Wingtags
Wingtags
Wingtags

Wingtags

The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust

The tagging of wildlife is conducted as joint research projects between the Royal Botanic Garden and other institutions (e.g. University of Sydney, Australian Museum, Western Sydney University). Our aim is to assess the size of study populations, individuals site-loyalty and movements within (and beyond) the study region. We will also...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Budgie Bird Sound Effects - High Quality Bird Calls of a Parakeet

Budgie Bird Sound Effects - High Quality Bird Calls of a Parakeet

APH International

The budgie, or budgerigar, is most commonly referred to as the more generic term “parakeet” in the United States. The wild budgie is similar to the birds we see today in pet shops, though smaller (between 6 and 7 inches long), and only found in the nominate color, green. Its Latin name means, roughly, “song bird with wavy lines,” which is a pretty good description of this popular bird.


App Features:

- 5 amazing sounds available!
- alarm settings
- Loop & overlap sounds to create new ones
- Record Your Own sounds feature available
- Star your favorites
- Make these sounds your ringtone or alert sounds

Check it out now, your phone will thank you!!!

US Birds

US Birds

Galexy Pty. Limited

Field guide to birds found in the United States of America. Whether you are a keen birder or just have a passing interest in the birds found in your local area, this field guide will be a useful addition to your mobile device.

The birds included in this guide are based upon the Avibase (http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/) species list for the United States. It includes a number of species that are only found in captivity or because of escapes from captivity.

Almost all species descriptions include several identification photos. The descriptions also include distribution maps. Along with information about distinguishing features, details of size, habitat preferences, diet and other details, this information provides an increasingly effective means of identifying species that can be found in Australia.

To use the guide, drill down though the species groups to find a group that you think is likely to contain the species you have observed. Then you can tap "filter" to see all identification images for species in the chosen group. You can refine the filter via the filter tab, selecting only those species that have the chosen colours. The required accuracy of the colour filter can be adjusted to refine or broaden the number of species that match your search. For groups with size and wingspan data, such as the raptors, you can also filter based upon size and wingspan estimates.

Once you find an image that matches, view the description details for that species to confirm the identification. Confirm by tapping the + icon to add a new record. Fill out your record details, add a sound recording or photo as evidence, then upload the record to the server so that it can be kept for posterity and shared with others.

The information in this app is the result of collaboration by many contributors. All users of this app are welcome to contribute to the quality of the app by adding descriptive details, identification photos and sound recordings. If you have knowledge that would improve the usefulness of this app. please consider adding it via the Gaia Guide website (http://gaiaguide.info/).

Canadian Birds

Canadian Birds

Galexy Pty. Limited

Field guide to Canadian Birds based on the Gaia Guide website (http://www.gaiaguide.info/).

Almost all species descriptions include several identification photos. The descriptions also include distribution maps. A growing number of descriptions include recordings of bird calls. Along with descriptions of distinguishing features, details of size, habitat preferences, diet and other details, this information provides an increasingly effective means of identifying birds that can be found in Canada.

To use the guide, drill down though the species groups to find a group that you think is likely to contain the species you have observed. Then you can tap "filter" to see all identification images for species in the chosen group. You can refine the filter via the filter tab, selecting only those species that have the chosen colours. The required accuracy of the colour filter can be adjusted to refine or broaden the number of species that match your search. For groups of species with size and wingspan data you can also filter based upon size and wingspan estimates.

Once you find an image that matches, view the description details for that species to confirm the identification. Confirm by tapping the + icon to add a new record. Fill out your record details, add a sound recording or photo as evidence, then upload the record to the server so that it can be kept for posterity and shared with others.

The information in this app is the result of collaboration by many contributors. All users of this app are welcome to contribute to the quality of the app by adding descriptive details, identification photos and sound recordings. If you have knowledge that would improve the usefulness of this app. please consider adding it via the Gaia Guide website (http://gaiaguide.info/).

Aust. Birds

Aust. Birds

Galexy Pty. Limited

Field guide to Australian Birds based on the Gaia Guide website (http://www.gaiaguide.info/).

Almost all species descriptions include several identification photos. The descriptions also include distribution maps. A growing number of descriptions include recordings of bird calls. Along with descriptions of distinguishing features, details of size, habitat preferences, diet and other details, this information provides an increasingly effective means of identifying birds that can be found in Australia.

To use the guide, drill down though the species groups to find a group that you think is likely to contain the species you have observed. Then you can tap "filter" to see all identification images for species in the chosen group. You can refine the filter via the filter tab, selecting only those species that have the chosen colours. The required accuracy of the colour filter can be adjusted to refine or broaden the number of species that match your search. For groups of species with size and wingspan data you can also filter based upon size and wingspan estimates.

Once you find an image that matches, view the description details for that species to confirm the identification. Confirm by tapping the + icon to add a new record. Fill out your record details, add a sound recording or photo as evidence, then upload the record to the server so that it can be kept for posterity and shared with others.

The information in this app is the result of collaboration by many contributors. All users of this app are welcome to contribute to the quality of the app by adding descriptive details, identification photos and sound recordings. If you have knowledge that would improve the usefulness of this app. please consider adding it via the Gaia Guide website (http://gaiaguide.info/).

Birds on Planet Earth

Birds on Planet Earth

Vital Acts Inc.

Great Pocket ATLAS for students, bird lovers, education reference - Get visual insights into mostly ALL existing BIRDS on this planet earth with over 700,000 text characters of detailed information. This App is a great pocket handbook for students or anyone interested to learn ALL ABOUT BIRDS!

Professionally made content, photo and convenient grouping of Birds!

Africa
Africa/Asia
Africa/Asia/Australia
Africa/Asia/Europe
Africa/Asia/Europe/Australia
Africa/Asia/Europe/Australia/North America
Africa/Asia/Europe/Australia/North America/South America
Africa/Asia/Europe/Australia/South America
Africa/Asia/Europe/North America
Africa/Asia/Europe/North America/Australia
Africa/Asia/Europe/North America/South America
Africa/Europe
Africa/South America
Antarctic
Antarctic/Australia/South America
Antarctic/South America
Asia
Asia/Australia
Asia/Europe
Asia/Europe/North America
Asia/Europe/North America/Australia
Asia/North America
Asia/North America/South America
Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean/North Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean/Pacific Ocean/Indian Ocean
Australia
Australia/Southern Ocean
Central and South America
Europe
Europe/North America
Europe/North America/South America
Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean/Pacific Ocean/Atlantic Ocean
North America
North America/Africa/Asia/Europe/Australia
North America/Asia/South America/Africa/Europe
North America/Europe/South America
North America/South America
North America/South America/Africa/Asia/Europe/Australia
North Atlantic Ocean
North Atlantic Ocean/Mediterranean Sea
North Atlantic Ocean/Pacific Ocean
North Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean /Atlantic Ocean /Indian Ocean
South Africa/Indian Ocean/Australia
South America
South America/Australia
South America/Central America
South Atlantic Ocean/Pacific Ocean/Indian Ocean
Southern Ocean
Worldwide

FEATURING:
· Clear Graphics
· ALL known Birds (topmost upgrade level)
· Detailed Description of each graphics
· Browse by various creative Categories

LOT MORE FUN FEATURES!