iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds

App Detail » iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds

Published by: Mitch Waite Group

  • App Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2014-05-15
  • Current Version: 10.05
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.62 GB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Price: $19.99

iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds
App Rating: 5/5
Based on 373 Reviews
Buy now: $19.99

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App Description

iBird Ultimate is our most birding advanced app. It comes with the two advanced features built in: “Birds Around Me” (BAM), a feature which restricts the birds to just those found in your current GPS area and the patented “Percevia™ Smart Search” feature which gives anyone the skills of a bird identification expert. If you are not sure you’ll need these features you can try iBird Pro, a less expensive app which offers both these as in-app features you can buy at any time. iBird Plus is like Pro but has half the search attributes. iBird Ultimate also takes a major leap forward with “Time of Day” filtering available in version 10.05. You can now search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). Also includes our new Owls of Mexico and Central America package, including illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more. More Details of What’s New: bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew iBird developers never sleep. Version 10.05 adds a unique collection of audio recordings for Owls as well as 7 new composite illustrations for the Aztec Thrush, Eastern Bluebird, Kittlitz’s Murrelet, Leach’s Storm Petrel, Least Storm Petrel, White-throated Sparrow and Yellow-eyed Junco. To see the latest drawings, go to Illustration Update on the Search menu. Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner at birding, iBird Ultimate contains 944 species of both native and rare North American and Hawaiian birds, is completely up to date with the 2016 and 2017 AOU and ABA checklists, and is the only app to offer both illustrations and photographs. With iBird Ultimate’s 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's comprehensive species pages have 3,300 built-in bird songs, 4,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,750 hand drawn composite illustrations and over 1,000 range maps. Version 10.05 of iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up and sharing your own photos, notes and favorites among all your devices. From tiny 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. ** NOTE If you would like to try out iBird at no cost check the newly released iBird LITE Free Guide to Birds of North America. It contains all the features of paid iBird Ultimate, but contains just 35 species. And it’s completely FREE. ** Features ■ Birds Around Me (BAM) narrows the species being searched to just those found at your GPS location, within a radius and season you specify. It come built-in to iBird Ultimate. ■ Percevia™ intelligent search is a patented algorithm that guarantees you will only choose search attributes that narrow the matched list of birds. It also comes built-in to iBird Ultimate. ■ iBird now takes advantage of the high-resolution retina displays of the iPhone and iPad so the screen shows more information than ever. ■ Contains the latest 2016/17 AOU and ABA checklists. ■ Splits-History. See what birds were renamed, split into different species or lumped together for every year. ■ View all birds by head which makes identification easier. ■ Back up and sync favorites and notes with iCloud and share with all your devices and your friends. ■ Fun new birder’s “stickers” to spruce up your text in Messages. Other Features ■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels. 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).

App Reviews

  • Great app

    By mspatti
    Easy to take with you. Love that u can hear the actual bird calls. I enjoy that I can finally if Most of the birds I run across
  • Download issue

    By rogermayer
    The app will not download
  • Great App

    By haskins02
    Does everything I need it to. It would be even better if it included bird size metrics, more plumage illustrations and more information on habitat, but I love it anyway.
  • The best, bar none. Worth every penny.

    By PoolhallJunkey
    You won't find a better birding guide out there.
  • Awesome app!

    By Flamenquio
    Definitely a must app for any birder looking into starting or even a seasoned one, as well. No need to carry around an actual guide when you have your phone handy. Book guides stay at home.
  • RUDE Customer service / developer

    By DrMSW
    Here is the response to my support comment about being nickled and dimed for add-ons AFTER paying $20 for the app: “I assume you are the same person who left the sardonic review in iTunes. I did not appreciate the silly insults. If you don't like that a developer offers extra features for a few dollars that is fine, no one is forcing you to buy them.” John Lanum (iBird) Oct 11, 09:07 MST No, I hadn’t left a negative review - to that point.
  • More ABA birds and splits

    By Escapes
    So you add owls of Mexico and want me to pay for them yet you still are missing basic new species and splits for the ABA area, Gray-headed Swamphen as an example. Otherwise this would be a 5 Star app.
  • Ads for stickers showing up. Ads. For real.

    By Turbosax
    Pop up ads? Really? You didn’t charge enough for the app in the first place?
  • From a Beginner's standpoint

    By appliance operator
    Great Detail and information
  • A complete tool

    By Angelwood
    This product is a powerful and complete tool. It is a very good field guide and almost as fast as thumbing through my good old standby. The song files sold it for me as there is no pocket field guide that can provide such a comprehensive feature. I can both ID a bird by song or, more importantly, I can use my iPhone to call birds in! An awesome way to get a closer look. I picked up the entire package of field guide and journal. I appreciate the ability to record my birding events.

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