iBird Lite is the best free field guide app to identify birds of North America or Hawaii. Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner at birding, iBird Lite is completely up to date with the 2016 AOU and ABA checklist. iBird Lite contains 40 species of both native and rare North American and Hawaiian birds and is the perfect way discover birding.
iBird Lite includes the Birds Around Me (BAM) feature that restricts the birds to those near your GPS area and the patented Percevia™ Smart Search feature which gives anyone the skills if a bird identification expert.
With the Percevia 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 Lite’s comprehensive species pages have dozens of built-in bird songs, professional high resolution bird photographs, hand-drawn composite illustrations and range maps.
Update 9.2 of iBird Lite Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up your own photos, notes and favorites.
From tiny birds 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.
■ Identifies 40 species with in-depth descriptions including details on appearance, habitat, behavior, conservation, size, weight, color, pattern, shape, sexual differences and much more.
■ As a free app iBird Lite is the best way to discover if birding is for you.
■ iBird’s icon-driven visual search engine, enables you to identify birds using shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and more.
■ Voluminous identification and hard-to-find details such as diet, nest information, egg color, sex of incubator, vocalization definitions, and more.
■ The only birding app that includes both Illustrations and Photos.
■ iBird’s visual matching system means no longer scrolling through dozens of the wrong choices. iBird matches just those birds near you that fit your description.
■ Hours of highest quality bird sound recordings.
■ Sort birds by first, last and family name and view birds by text, icon, thumbnail or gallery.
■ This new update to iBird we have added new drawings, new search attributes to help you identify birds and other improvements you have asked for.
■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code.
■ Comprehensive seasonal and migratory range maps include subspecies.
■ Only app with a field mark layer which displays key ID marks for male, female, juvenile.
■ Post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers with an easy and user-friendly Notes and Favorites interface.
■ iBird’s database is completely self-contained; no internet connection is required like many other birding apps.
■ Download and Installation is must faster now with Apple’s App Thinning.
■ All new range maps now include Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall ranges plus Year-round and Migration ranges.
■ New Conservation Status search attribute lets you search by the size of any species population as well as see specific species endangered status on each account. 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).
"If you’re looking for the most expansive digital key, the encyclopedia-like iBird excels. It has the most sophisticated algorithm, incorporates live location, shows search results in real time (with a slide show option) and has the most fine-grained advanced key choices."
-The Quest for a Bird Identification Key by Diana Doyle in ABA BIRDING magazine, March/April 2014 issue