What's New

What’s new in 7.22: We tweaked a few things in version 7.2 of iBird Pro. 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!

App Description

■ SALE: For the next few days iBird Pro is on sale for only $14.99 USD. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own the best birding app on the planet.

IBIRD PRO—Here is the feature-rich birding app that started the revolution in smartphone field guides. And now iBird Pro has been updated to version 7.22 for iOS 8.

IBIRD PRO Guide to Birds—Identify birds like an expert with the world's most popular 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 Pro 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

MWG has birding apps for beginners to experts. These apps cover North America (from Baja to Alaska), the United Kingdom and the Hawaiian Islands. Our free iBird Lite with a subset of species is a way to discover all the features of iBird without spending anything. For you advanced birders check out the best list keeping app in the store called iBird Journal. iPad owners check out the native, iPad-only, high resolution field guide app called Waite's Guide for NA and the UK. Search for Mitch Waite Group to see all our apps. And visit iBird.com to learn more.

As always, iBird Pro offers these exceptional features:

■ iBird's Search Engine has 37 attributes to help you identify birds. You can search for birds by location, color, shape, song, habitat, head and body/bill patterns, flight style and much more. If you saw a yellow bird in California with a cone shaped bill, iBird will show you in 3 steps that it’s an American Goldfinch. No other app can do this as well as iBird.
■ 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 2,500 high-quality recordings associated with over 800 species. You can enable or disable the 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.
■ 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 to look for in 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. Your favorites, notes, and photos are automatically synced to your Dropbox.

AWARDS and ACCOLADES for iBird:

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

■ NOMINATED 2012 BEST APP EVER FROM 148APPS.COM

■ RECOMMENDED BY SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2012

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

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 25, 2011 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $14.99
  • June 25, 2011 New version 4.0
  • July 02, 2011 Price increase: $14.99 -> $19.99
  • September 01, 2011 Price increase: $19.99 -> $29.99
  • September 10, 2011 Price decrease: $29.99 -> $19.99
  • October 19, 2011 Price decrease: $19.99 -> $14.99
  • October 20, 2011 Price increase: $14.99 -> $19.99
  • October 25, 2011 Price decrease: $19.99 -> $14.99
  • October 25, 2011 New version 5.0
  • December 23, 2011 New version 5.1
  • May 07, 2012 Price decrease: $14.99 -> $0.99
  • May 17, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • July 15, 2012 New version 6.0
  • July 15, 2012 Price increase: $2.99 -> $14.99
  • November 27, 2012 Price decrease: $14.99 -> $4.99
  • December 01, 2012 Price increase: $4.99 -> $14.99
  • January 04, 2013 Price increase: $14.99 -> $19.99
  • February 08, 2013 New version 6.1
  • February 09, 2013 Price decrease: $19.99 -> $14.99
  • March 02, 2013 Price increase: $14.99 -> $19.99
  • November 30, 2013 Price decrease: $19.99 -> $7.99
  • December 01, 2013 New version 6.11
  • December 29, 2013 Price increase: $7.99 -> $19.99
  • May 31, 2014 New version 7.0
  • June 19, 2014 New version 7.01
  • October 21, 2014 New version 7.2
  • October 21, 2014 Price decrease: $19.99 -> $14.99
  • November 05, 2014 Price increase: $14.99 -> $19.99
  • March 17, 2015 New version 7.22
  • March 17, 2015 Price decrease: $19.99 -> $14.99

Other Apps From Mitch Waite Group

iBird Yard+ Guide to Birds iBird Plus Guide to Birds iBird Canada 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