If you’re an avid birder, then you will want to check out our list of the best birdwatching apps for the iPhone and iPad. 

 

App Details
Price:
$19.99
Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education

iBird Pro Guide to Birds

This is the #1 birding app on the planet with numerous features and functions that are unmatched by any other birding app.


  • Full screen and landscape views
  • Nearly 1000 different species from North America
  • Syncs to iCloud
  • 38 different search attributes
  • 5 hours of bird songs and calls
  • Photo center for your personal birding photos
  • Compatible on iPhone and iPad

App Details
Price:
$19.99
Genres:
  • Reference
  • Book

The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America

The most popular field guide ever made is now available for the iOS!

  • Official Sibley guide
  • Exclusive for North American Birds
  • Comprehensive eGuide
  • More than “just” a book for your iPhone and iPad
  • Over 6,600 images and 2,300 sound recordings

App Details
Price:
$14.99
Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education

Peterson Birds — A Field Guide to Birds of North America

This is the official Peterson app, and it’s awesome!

  • Officially licensed by Roger Peterson’s identification system
  • Includes over 800 species of birds in North America
  • All accessible for both your iPhone or iPad
  • Detailed illustrations
  • Meticulous ID system

App Details
Price:
$3.99
Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education

Birds: Backyard Birdwatching

It’s from Birdzilla.com! This should be enough of a reason for a download!

  • Made for the iPad
  • Extensive profiles for every listed bird
  • 50 feeder birds
  • Search is limited to both U.S. hemispheres
  • Tips for taking care of your binoculars

App Details
Price:
$2.99
Genres:
  • Travel
  • Lifestyle

Port Douglas & Daintree Discovery Guide

Yep, Port Douglas is an ideal nature spot for birdwatching, and this app proves it!

  • Exhaustive local guide
  • Tips for visiting the island
  • Updated species list from bird expert Chris Dahlberg
  • “Free things to do” list
  • 24/7 support

App Details
Price:
$2.99
Genres:
  • Utilities
  • Sports

Solunar Table

There’s a table made for bird watching? Yes, there is, and it’s this app!

  • Includes guide to hunting and fishing
  • Explains when the precise lunar period for the year is
  • Accurate estimates for sunrise/sunset
  • In-app GPS
  • Works offline

App Details
Price:
$3.99
Genres:
  • Travel
  • Lifestyle

Cairns & Tropical North Queensland

One word: Queensland.

  • Species to find on the island
  • High-res images
  • 1375 species of birds
  • In-app GPS
  • Updated “discounts” on local businesses

App Details
Price:
$1.99
Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education

Birdeez: Easy Bird Identification Guide

With a name like this one, who won’t want to try an app like this one?

  • Offers easy way to spotting birds
  • List of rare birds to see according to your location
  • Learn by browsing pictures
  • Share latest sightings online
  • Customizable searching options

App Details
Price:
$9.99
Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education

National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America

C’mon now, it’s Nat Geo!

  • Official license
  • Interactive field guide
  • Redesigned from the ground up
  • 995 species in North America alone
  • Customizable searches

App Details
Price:
free
Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education

Peterson Backyard Birds - A Field Guide to Birds of North America

You don’t even need to travel hundreds of miles just to catch a bird sighting, and this app tells you how!

  • 160 common birds
  • Beautiful and detailed illustrations
  • Quick visual comparison
  • Plays “bird songs”
  • Updated range maps

App Details
Price:
free
Genres:
  • Education
  • Catalogs

Texas Birds

Texas just ain’t for bull ranches you know: the place is also known for housing the rarest bird on the planet!

  • Introduction to native Texan bird species
  • Hundreds of images
  • Range map includes the whole state
  • Bird trivia
  • Tips on how to “attract” birds to you

App Details
Price:
$2.99
Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education

iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds

If an app comes with an “i” for a prefix, then it’s sure to be worth something!

  • 235 species of birds
  • Separate list for 149 common backyard birds
  • 86 “rare” birds which can be found in your backyard
  • Extensive database
  • Gorgeous landscape view

App Details
Price:
$0.99
Genres:
  • Utilities
  • Productivity

Bird Caller + for iPad

Here’s one way to attract all the birds to your beck and call!

  • Detailed bird songs
  • Plays beautifully even when in mono output
  • Intuitive swiping functions
  • 40 different sounds
  • Customizable looping

App Details
Price:
free
Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education

iBird UK & Ireland Lite Guide to Birds

Surprisingly enough, the UK has enough wildlife to satisfy your birdwatching needs!

  • Profiles of 283 bird species
  • 30 species available on initial download
  • Constant updates
  • 400 new photos updated daily
  • Customizable labels

App Details
Price:
$4.99
Genres:
  • Reference

Bird Song Id USA NE Automatic Recognition and Reference - Songs and Calls of North East American Birds

Learn and identify different bird species with the help of this app.

  • Automatic voice recognition
  • Very functional
  • Learn to identify new bird species
  • Very fun to use
  • Works offline

App Details
Price:
$9.99
Genres:
  • Reference
  • Education

Costa Rica Birds Field Guide

Here’s a good reason to go to the South!

  • Full birding guide
  • Hi-res photographs
  • Comprehensive filters
  • Record new species of birds
  • Smart filtering searches

App Details
Price:
$9.99
Genres:
  • Reference
  • Book
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04 May 2013 Audubon Birds app review

Audubon Birds Pro

This is the official Peterson app, and it’s awesome!

  • Officially licensed by Roger Peterson’s identification system
  • Includes over 800 species of birds in North America
  • All accessible for both your iPhone or iPad
  • Detailed illustrations
  • Meticulous ID system