iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds

iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2014-05-15
  • Current Version: 10.06
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.65 GB
  • Developer: Mitch Waite Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 465 Reviews)
  • Price:
iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds App Ratings: 4.5
From 465 Reviews

iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds App Description

iBird Ultimate is our most birding advanced app. It comes with the two advanced features built in: “Birds Around Me” (BAM), a feature which restricts the birds to just those found in your current GPS area and the patented “Percevia™ Smart Search” feature which gives anyone the skills of a bird identification expert. If you are not sure you’ll need these features you can try iBird Pro, a less expensive app which offers both these as in-app features you can buy at any time. iBird Plus is like Pro but has half the search attributes. iBird Ultimate also takes a major leap forward with “Time of Day” filtering available in version 10.06. You can now search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). Also included in this version is our new Owls of Mexico and Central America package, including all the hard to find details which iBird is so well known for: illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more. More Details of What’s New: bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew iBird developers never sleep. Version 10.06 adds a unique collection of audio recordings for all Owls as well as 16 new composite illustrations. To see the latest drawings, go to Illustration Update on the Search menu and select 10.06. Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner at birding, iBird Ultimate contains 946 species of both native and rare North American and Hawaiian birds, is completely up to date with the 2017 AOU and ABA checklists, and is the only app to offer both illustrations and photographs. With iBird Ultimate’s avian matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of our 35 identification field marks to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have 3,300 built-in bird songs, 4,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,750 hand drawn composite illustrations and over 1,000 range maps. Version 10.06 of iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up and sharing your own photos, notes and favorites among all your devices. From tiny to angry birds, iBird works like magic, revealing a list of birds that perfectly matches your search choices. With over 1 million downloads iBird is the standard that all birding apps are measured by. ** NOTE If you would like to try out iBird at no cost check the newly released iBird LITE Free Guide to Birds of North America. It contains all the features of paid iBird Ultimate, but contains just 35 species. And it’s completely FREE. ** Features ■ Birds Around Me (BAM) narrows the species being searched to just those found at your GPS location, within a radius and season you specify. It come built-in to iBird Ultimate. ■ Percevia™ intelligent search is a patented algorithm that guarantees you will only choose search attributes that narrow the matched list of birds. It also comes built-in to iBird Ultimate. ■ iBird now takes advantage of the high-resolution retina displays of the iPhone and iPad so the screen shows more information than ever. ■ Contains the latest 2016/17 AOU and ABA checklists. ■ Splits-History. See what birds were renamed, split into different species or lumped together for every year. ■ View all birds by head which makes identification easier. ■ Back up and sync favorites and notes with iCloud and share with all your devices and your friends. ■ Fun new birder’s “stickers” to spruce up your text in Messages. Other Features ■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels. The standard is maintained by Birdlife International and is called the IUCN Red List. ■ All screens optimized for tablets - illustrations, photos and range maps fill the screen. ■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English).

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App Reviews

  • Outstanding!

    By aldo5705
    I love the photos and the sounds! I’m able to communicate with robins, turkeys!
  • BEST bird guide book I ever used

    By AZ RN
    Great graphics. Easy to navigate. I know know I jive 4 different types of hummers at my feeders.
  • Great Bird App

    By Michael Kent Burns
    I use this app all the time. I love the favorites list and ability to listen to bird songs of your favorites in a slide show manner. Very powerful app packed with useful and interesting data.
  • Geo-locator too wide ranging

    By Omnipotentud
    I live in the San Francisco Bay area, where the habitats change every few miles. So no matter where I am hiking in the bay area I seem to get a list of 297 species of birds to choose from. Even though I’m using the geo-locator it seems to include pelagic birds, shorebirds, mountain birds and everything in between. And this list stays the same no matter what habitat I’m hiking in. I understand the Geo location has a radius of about 50 miles, which would make Geo locating pretty useless and such diverse geography where I live. To make this app useful for Geo location, I think it would need a much smaller radius. The app would be useful if it used a real-time data base of birds that have been cited in the last week or so in the location where I am hiking. This would illuminate a lot of birds to choose from that aren’t even located where I am at this time of year. The result is that after having this app for a number of months, I use it only as an encyclopedia of American birds. This is useful to me because it means I don’t have to carry a book with me.
  • Wonderful

    By fanta87
    This is the BEST app out there. We open it several times weekly, in our back yard as well as on birding trips. I have other apps but I don’t even bother to update them anymore!
  • Review

    By Vari1eze
    We tried other bird apps. This one is greatest one!!
  • Nope!

    By linlam
    What is less than zero stars? There is nothing in this app you can’t get free. Don’t waste your money.
  • iBird Ultimate

    By Ali Coo
    By far the best bird app I’ve come across. I recently told my sister about it and that I’ve become a Bird-Nerd. I’m hooked!
  • Good app, could be great

    By Jackster847
    I find the search criteria somewhat lacking. Also unhappy that I had to pay full price for this even though I had an earlier version of the app that I paid for.
  • Lost Checklists

    By DanHitch
    After last update I lost all checklists. Uggh!!