Peterson Bird Field Guide

Peterson Bird Field Guide

By gWhiz, LLC

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2010-12-18
  • Current Version: 2.9
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 468.92 MB
  • Developer: gWhiz, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3.5/5 ( 445 Reviews)
  • Price:
Peterson Bird Field Guide App Ratings: 3.5
From 445 Reviews

Peterson Bird Field Guide App Description

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 on a hike, with Roger Tory Peterson's innovative identification system. Time-tested illustrations and our unique display of similar looking birds make for fast comparison. Install the free version today! We have provided a limited free version of the content that you can try before deciding to upgrade. This version includes a limited look at the vast resources available. Get your best value by upgrading to the Premium Version with a one time, in-app purchase. The Premium Version includes lifetime access to: • 800+ species of birds to explore • Create checklists, annotate sightings • Listen to each bird’s vocalizations • Unlimited access to all illustrations, range maps, & nest photos ABOUT PETERSON BIRDS -------------------- As the official Peterson app, Peterson Birds puts comprehensive descriptions, full-color illustrations, bird songs, range maps, and nest photos for over 800 species of North American birds right at your fingertips. FEATURES -------------------- Presented in a fun-to-use, innovative format, Peterson Birds of North America is a must-have tool for birding enthusiasts everywhere! ▶ Peterson Birds lets you compare similar species by sight, song, and range from one screen. ▶ Swipe through pages of wonderfully organized illustrations so you can identify birds faster. ▶ Locate birds in your area with ease using the smart search feature populated with user-specific county-level and monthly data. Not quite sure what you’re looking for? Browse birds by species category or alphabetically. ▶ Make our field guide YOUR go-to bird identifier - create your own Species Notebook with user photos, make custom lists of birds, record your sightings, share individual sightings and lists with friends via email or social media, and check birds off your life list. ▶ What's going on in your neighborhood this week? The app syncs up with the web-based Cornell University database, tracking every bird recorded in your county with frequency data for every week of the year. See for more information. SOURCE -------------------- Peterson Birds of North America includes information from these print field guides: • Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America • Peterson Reference Guide to Molt in North American Birds • Peterson Field Guides Hawks North America • Peterson Field Guides Hummingbirds of North America • Peterson Field Guides Warblers of North America • Peterson Field Guides Eastern Bird’s Nests • Peterson Field Guides Western Bird’s Nests • Peterson Field Guides Feeder Birds Eastern North America ENGAGE -------------------- Find us on Twitter — @petersonguides, and Facebook —

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App Reviews

  • Pay again?

    By Birding Brooklyn
    I originally paid for this app in 2012 and loved it! But not so much anymore. Why do I need to pay for this again?!?? Please explain this to me.
  • That is customer service!

    By Lego-Coach
    I, too, had the issue of no longer having access to my Bird Guides after a change to an iPhone 8, but Sarah at Higher Learning Technologies (gWhiz parent company?) set up an account for me right away and presto! I had my access. App is still really good
  • Didn't rebut

    By VMarg1
    So appreciative of customer service! I got the "Upgrade!" notice too, but I contacted CS and they restored functionality on my previously paid app, which I use often to identify those little feathered visitors and neighbors. The info is clear and precise. I would have hated to lose all that.
  • RIP-OFF! Do NOT buy! They STEAL your money!

    By Printsubscriber4
    I already paid $15 for the app and then I went to update it and now it claims I never bought it and it demands $15 more dollars! If you buy a book it doesn’t just one day disappear on you! This is why digital anything stinks! They can steal your purchase at any time! Despicable! Peterson company should be utterly ashamed!
  • Pay more for an already purchased app?

    By dtap456
    Shame on this company for looking for more money! Another reason to make me stick to print.😡
  • Buy it again?

    By RickR31
    I bought it before and now they want me to pay again to upgrade to regain the functionality I had already paid for. Even if I do that who knows, they may want me to "upgrade" again next year. What a ripoff. Hey Apple, you should really not allow this. After my review, I was contacted by the developer and the problem was resolved. I have changed my rating from one star to four stars.
  • Best North American field guide

    By Cackling Goose
    This app uses a “field guide” approach, depicting similar birds on one page. Birders stymied by fall warblers, for example, need only go to a single page to see 15 superficially similar species on a page. (I use an iPad mini and you need a good set of eyes for the smaller iPhones. You can download it for free for a 24-hour trial.) Illustrations of similar species are excellent, such as the Myiarchus genus containing Ash-throated, Dusky-capped and Brown-crested flycatchers. Peterson, as well as the Sibley Birds app, portrays the subtle differences well; in contrast, iBird’s illustrations of these three are wildly inaccurate. Unfortunately, recent AOU splits are not depicted: Pacific and Winter Wrens are still considered Winter Wren; Sagebrush and Bell’s Sparrow are still Sage Sparrow. Another shortcoming is having only one song/call although it is the most representative. There are good range maps, a link to similar species, and general info on the bird. The developers are very responsive. After I complained by email of the frequent, annoying prompts to log-in they issued an update on Dec 15, 2017 which solved this problem.
  • Repurchase?

    By chadbrow
    I paid for this years ago, and a recent upgrade crippled the app and wanted me to repurchase it for $15. Shady and sad.
  • Unconscionable

    By akabrotherlouie
    I have had this app for years. I recently reloaded it on a new iPad. After a day or so I go to use it again only to find out that it’s true. They want me to pay $14.99 to unlock the app. This is simply wrong. I will not pay! You are not the only game in town. Don’t buy this app.
  • How to update

    By Blwood31
    I recently updated my iPad to iOS 11. My Peterson app needs to be updated. I have purchased this app before. How do I update without extra cost? I read that someone contacted gWhiz and they were helpful. How do I contact them?