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BirdSight Australia app review: log your bird sightings



BirdSight Australia is an app for your iPhone and iPad that allows you to keep track of the birds you find in a simple and straightforward manner.

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Designed to be suitable for both the novice as well as the advanced birder, this app comes with a comprehensive listing of bird species along with powerful search functions, GPS integration, and immense note-taking features that allow users to make a detailed entry on each of the species.

Let’s take a closer look at the features of this app.

BirdSight Australia


More than 800 Species of Birds!

BirdSight Australia is definitely one of the better bird-logging apps available in the App Store, and this one is found in the Lifestyle category. It only costs $1.99 for the download and it comes packed with just the right features and no extra fluff, ensuring it fits the users’ needs, rather than simply boasting extravagant functionality which is ultimately unusable.

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This app has a comprehensive listing of more than 800 species of birds that are indigenous to Australia, and if you are not sure about the bird you’re looking at, you can quickly have a look on one of the sources listed including Google Images, Flickr, All About Birds, and Wikipedia.

This helps save space on the app so you only load the information you need using an Internet connection rather than carry around a heavyweight app with you at all times.

Record your observations
Record your observations

Note, Report, and Export!

BirdSight Australia features GPS integration so that each time you go to make an entry of a bird sighting, your location will be logged, or you can even manually choose the location in which the sighting was made.

Track the birds’ favorite areas and then view a map of the sightings for your reference.

The search functions of this app will allow you to look for birds based on their common name, scientific name, or even their alpha code abbreviations.

Once you have a log you’re proud of, you can export data as a .csv file. This can be used to submit to birding websites as well as for easy reference from your PC.

Learn about birds
Learn about birds

BirdSight Australia


Pros & Cons


  • A simple and straightforward way to keep track of the birds you find
  • Suitable for the novice as well as advanced bird-watcher
  • Comes with a comprehensive listing of more than 800 species of birds found in Australia
  • Powerful search functions allow users to search using the common name, scientific name, or "alpha code" abbreviations
  • Verify your sightings using a variety of sources including Google images, Flickr, All About Birds, and Wikipedia (saves space)
  • GPS integration for tracking, location, and map view of sightings
  • Note-taking features and methodology information
  • Export data as .csv file for submission to birding websites and for easy reference from your desktop


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Search the database for species
Search the database for species

Final Words

BirdSight Australia is a very cool app for birders of all levels. If you are in the market for such a utility, I’d highly recommend shelling out the two dollars for this awesome app. Get it on your iPhone or iPad and start tracking!


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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.