What's New


Added View-Sort Mode to Favorites. Many of you asked for a way to sort your Favorites by Family or Last name and you wanted to be able to view Favorites in compact mode, icon, Thumbnail or Gallery mode. Well now you can.

Popups. Because first time users of iBird can get confused we added a number of popups that appear the very first time you use certain critical features of iBird. These mostly give you a way to quickly open and read a tutorial so you get the full value. You 'll get one for the first time you use the Search, Birds Around Me or any of the Color attributes.

Turn off Autoplay of Sound? We added feature that asks, the very first time you play a bird sound, if you would like to disable the Autoplay feature. Customers requested this since the sounds can disturb birds when you are in the field. You can change this anytime from the Settings screen.

What's New has Moved. We moved "What's New" to our server and removed it from the "About" page.

Location Uncommon. We discovered that there were some real problems with this attribute. For some reason there were also places in Location Common that should never had been there and we moved them to Location Uncommon. Suffice it to say these work much better now.

Bugs and Typos Fixed.
Added error checking for slow loading web sites.
Fixed a bug in Observed-State Month (Pro only).
Fixed My Location not working right on the Maps.
Fixed adding and removing favorites when connected to Dropbox.
Fixed some black bars that appeared on the Browse page.
Fixed typos in various embarrassing places.

App Description

SALE: For the next few days iBird Canada is on sale for only $6.99, 1/3 off its regular $9.99 USD price.

IBIRD CANADA Guide to Birds—Identify all 689 birds of Canada like a pro with the world’s most powerful birding field guide app! With over a half-million downloads, both beginning and advanced birders will find iBird unmatched in bird identification functionality and ease of use. Look at what ABA magazine had to say about iBird:

Diana Doyle of American Birding Association’s “Birding” magazine, says:
"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” March/April 2014 issue

What’s new in 7.22: We tweaked a few things in version 6.21 of iBird Canada. We added popups to many of the search attributes to help beginning birders to get up and running. We added an option to disable the song autoplay function because some birders felt it disturbed birds when out in the field. We also fixed a few bugs and polished the Favorites feature so you could choose to sort and view them according to your preference. Happy birding!

As always, Mitch Waite Group’s iBird Canada offers these exceptional “standard” features:

■ iBird's Search Engine with 36 attributes helps you identify birds like an expert birder. You can search by color, shape, song, habitat, head and body/bill patterns, flight style and much more. Helpful popup boxes for commonly used attributes assist you in using iBird Canada the first time out.
■ Day and Night Themes. Day theme is black text on a paper-white background. The dimmer Night theme keeps the iPhone from alerting every critter in the forest.
■ Over 2,025 high-quality recordings associated with iBird Canada’s 689 species. You can enable or disable the song autoplay feature, or choose whether you’d like to play all vocalizations or just one. Information about the location where the recording was made is also included.
■ iBird apps are the only products with BOTH illustrations and photos from the best artists and photographers in the field of ornithology.
■ 37 Subspecies Range Maps show migrations and locations of numerous subspecies during the year.
■ The Flickr option allows you to see all the photos that photographer’s have stored on Yahoo's Flickr site for a chosen species. There are literally hundreds per species.
■ Favorites Sort and View Modes. Your Favorites list screen has the entire set of sort and view features found on the Browse/Search screen.
■ Field Mark Layer. A detailed field mark layer, provided on all illustrations, can be turned on or off and helps you to learn the key ID characteristics of a species.
■ Photo Center. Add your own photos to species accounts and store them in Dropbox.
■ Slideshow. Customize a list of birds and enjoy a slideshow complete with songs and calls.
■ Sync. All your favorites, notes, and photos are automatically synced to your Dropbox.

Check out the many kudos we’ve received from others:


■ MACWORLD'S "BEST REFERENCE APP 2009: 4 ½ out of 5 mice."



Wondering which iBird is right for you? Below find a quick guide as to how they differ.

Version Species Attributes BAM? Percevia?
Ultimate 940 37 Yes Yes
Pro 940 37 No No
Plus 940 18 No No
Lite 64 37 Yes Yes
All prices are in United States Dollars and Cents

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 25, 2011 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
  • June 25, 2011 New version 4.0
  • July 02, 2011 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • September 01, 2011 Price increase: $6.99 -> $9.99
  • September 01, 2011 Price increase: $6.99 -> $9.99
  • September 10, 2011 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $6.99
  • October 25, 2011 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $4.99
  • October 25, 2011 New version 5.0
  • December 02, 2011 Price increase: $4.99 -> $9.99
  • December 04, 2011 Price decrease: $9.99 -> $4.99
  • December 23, 2011 New version 5.1
  • May 18, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • July 15, 2012 New version 6.0
  • July 15, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • January 04, 2013 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • February 08, 2013 New version 6.1
  • February 09, 2013 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $4.99
  • March 02, 2013 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • March 17, 2015 New version 7.22

Other Apps From Mitch Waite Group

iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds iBird Plus Guide to Birds iBird Pro Guide to Birds iBird Lite Guide to Birds iBird UK & Ireland Guide to Birds iBird Journal: Listing Birds of North America Waite's Guide to Birds: United Kingdom iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds iBird UK & Ireland Lite Guide to Birds Waite's Guide to Birds of America iBird Hawaii & Palau Guide to Birds