5 Bird Guides for iPad

We all see birds all around us every day. Some of them are not that hard to identify. But if you travel around, you are liable to see birds that you may not be recognize right away. Whether you are a bird lover or a bird researcher, you can get some value out of these bird guide apps for iPad:


iBird Pro Guide to Birds: it covers 940 birds of North America, Canada, and Hawaii. It lets you search birds by color, shape, head pattern, and other attributes. You also get over 5000 photographs.

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National Geographic Birds: it provides you with information over 995 species. You can use it to track all of your sightings.  The app can even test your identification skills.


Collins Bird Guide: brings over 700 bird species to your iOS device. It has detailed illustrations, maps, and other content to help you learn more about birds. Over 750 bird songs and calls are available.

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Audubon Birds Pro: it helps you identify over 820 species. You get 8 hours of high quality bird sounds, and over 3200 images from VIREO, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s world-wide collection of bird photography, Philadelphia.


Peterson Backyard Birds: this app covers over 160 common birds of North America. It combines birds songs, range maps, nest photos, and illustrations to help you identify birds fast. This is a universal app.

These apps help you identify birds and learn about species you may not be familiar with. Have you found better bird guide apps? Please share them here.

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