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BirdLeader app review



If you're an avid bird-watcher and are looking for a way to ensure you jot down all the features, photos, and feathers of all the specimen you see, you'll definitely want to check out BirdLeader, an app for your iPhone or iPad.

This app was designed to be a handy tool especially made for bird-watching enthusiasts so they can quickly and easily make notes on the birds they see, as well as view the birds that other users have uploaded!

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Record and Refer

BirdLeader makes for a splendid addition to the Lifestyle section of the App Store. You'll find this app available for free and the download will only take up 27.4 MB of space. The main interface is really cool with a nature-themed background which will make you feel like hiking up a mountain and checking out the local avian species.

This app already comes with a database of more than 10,000 species on the record, some uploaded by the developers and others uploaded by users of this app from across the planet.

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Beautiful interface
Beautiful interface

Submit Your Own Report

Recording new entries is a piece of cake. First, the app will use the GPS facilities on your iOS device to zero in on your location and then automatically enter the date and time. You can also manually enter this data if you so please. Enter any comments you wish to make, and submit your report to receive a few points. You will be pitted against the other birders using this app so you will know where you stand!

Birds can also be rated by how rarely they are found by humans, and photos of the birds can also be shared with ease.

Create a bird profile
Create a bird profile

Pros & Cons


  • Easily record info that you gather about the birds you have seen or are seeing
  • GPS capabilities automatically detect your location
  • Location and date can be manually entered for the creation of backdated entries
  • Receive scores for submitting reports and view your scores in relation to the other users of the app
  • Rate birds by how rarely you sight them
  • Share photos of the birds
  • Contained over 10,000 species of birds in the app database


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Most popular birds
Most popular birds

Final Words

BirdLeader is truly a “leader” when it comes to ease of use and effectiveness of collecting data on bird sightings. If you're a birder and in the market for a utility of this kind, then I'd certainly recommend getting this app on your iPhone or iPad.


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.