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iBird UK & Irleand Lite Guide to Birds app review: a bird watcher's companion tool



Any bird watcher knows how important it is to have a reference guide along to answer questions about a bird you may have seen or are looking to spot. If you plan on doing bird watching in Ireland and the UK specifically we have an app you may want to take along with you. The iBird UK & Ireland Lite Guide to Birds app is able to act as your mobile reference guide with information on 283 different birds.

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iBird UK & Ireland Lite Guide to Birds


Don’t Leave Home Without It

Bird watching has always been a hobby people have partaken in but these days it seems to be growing and really becoming quite the serious sport. With that said it makes sense to take along a reference guide with you on your bird watching journeys to make the experience that much more enjoyable.

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This app is free to download but the free version does have limited information. In the free version you are given 30 different birds found in Ireland and the UK. Besides that you'll be getting all the same great features. Take advantage of the gorgeous pictures that can be viewed in landscape or portrait mode. Pinch to zoom so you can see specific detailing on birds, which is helpful when trying to identify them. The labels on the bird include the family, order, Latin name, and band code.

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Enhance the Experience Further

The features don't just end there. This app offers up 33 different search criteria that you can use such as head, location, body patterns, color, flight style, and shape. In fact there are so many different search criteria that there is a tutorial guide on how to use the search feature. This is a nice added touch by the developers. You can save, load, edit, and name your search criteria so that you don't have to enter them each time.

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Now if you plan on taking the guide with you as you are bird watching there are tools that will come in handy such as the photo center. This is the place where you can store your photos that you have taken and then share them by email, Twitter, and Facebook. There are full color range maps, information about their habitat and behavior, and date and time stamped notes you can use. The app is really hitting the mark with uses and is among one of the most popular bird field guide apps.

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iBird UK & Ireland Lite Guide to Birds


Pros and Cons


  • Find tons of information on a large variety of birds found in Ireland and the UK
  • Customization features
  • Save your most-used search criteria
  • Store and organize your photos of birds within the app
  • Send photos to family and friends from within the app


  • Many of the features are only available in the full version

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Final Thoughts

The iBird UK & Irleand Lite Guide to Birds app is a fabulous way to have all kinds of information and tools at your fingertips when you head out on your next bird watching trip.

iBird UK & Ireland Lite Guide to Birds

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