What's Newâ– Fixed some minor display glitches in iOS 7.
â– Higher-resolution range maps.
App Descriptionâ—Ľ The FREE iBird Lite Guide to Birds will show you why ibird is The #1 most trusted field guide app for birders.
â–¶ iBIRD LITE 6.12 was created to help you learn all the features of our paid apps. While it is not intended to be a full identification app we have increased the number of species from 48 in the prior version to 60 birds of North America and Hawaii.
"IBIRD PLUS FROM MITCH WAITE GROUP EXEMPLIFIES ALL THAT IS POSSIBLE IN A POCKET-SIZED REFERENCE APPLICATION" - Jeffery Battersby, Macworld
â–¶ MWGâ€™s GREATEST UPDATE EVER! Weâ€™ve added 12 new species to our paid iBird Pro database for a total of 938 species, aligned with the AOU / ABA standards, optimized for iPhone 5, iOS 6 & iPad Mini and added hundreds of new drawings and photos.
â–¶ IPHONE 5 SCREEN SUPPORT - iBird now takes full advantage of the taller iPhone 5 screen.
â–¶ FULL SCREEN & LANDSCAPE VIEW FOR ILLUSTRATIONS â€“ with zoom and pinch.
â–¶ CHECK THIS IBIRD PRODUCT COMPARE TABLE: http://tinyurl.com/ibird-products
iBird is the app everyone has seen in Appleâ€™s TV commercial â€śWe have an app for thatâ€ť (see ibird.com/itchy) and has become the worldâ€™s best-selling birding app. It comes with a powerful decision engine for identifying any bird species of North America just like an expert. iBird replaces all your heavy field guides with a portable database that doesnâ€™t need a connection to the internet like some birding apps.
â–¶ BUYERâ€™S GUIDE TO BIRDING APPS â€“ Before you buy any bird app compare their features at: ibird.com/compare.
â–¶ INCLUDES 938 SPECIES FROM NORTH AMERICA AND HAWAII â€“ no other app comes close to this number of species.
â–¶ SYNCS â€“ Automatically syncs Favorites and Notes to iCloud.
â–¶ 38 SEARCH ATTRIBUTES â€“ search by color, shape, song, location, head and body patterns, flight style and much more. Includes a new way to search by color, tutorials on how to use the search and definitions of every attribute.
â–¶ AUDIO SONGS AND CALLS â€“ iBird Pro offers 5 hours of bird songs and calls from the gold standard of recordings; the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We have 154 more species song tracks than any other bird app!
â–¶ UNIQUE SPECTROGRAPHIC DISPLAY brings insight to the structure of bird songs by allowing you to view the sound's frequency components.
â–¶ SAVE & LOAD SEARCH - Now you can save, load, name and edit your favorite search attributes and use them over and over.
â–¶ PHOTO CENTER - Photo Center is a gallery for storing and assigning your photos to specific species pages in iBird. It also allows you to share photos via Facebook and Twitter, or email them to friends.
AWARDS and ACCOLADES for iBird:
â– MACWORLD'S "BEST REFERENCE APP 2009: 4 Â˝ out of 5 mice."
â– O'REILLY "BEST IPHONE BIRDWATCHING APP 2009"
â– NOMINATED 2012 BEST APP EVER FROM 148APPS.COM
â– RECOMMENDED BY SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE, AUGUST 2012
â– TELEVISION PERSONALITY HOST PHIL DONAHUE'S FAVORITE BIRD APP
â– Parameter driven search engine lets you identify birds quickly, so you spend more time observing and less time reading.
â– Search by Shape, Size, Habitat, Color, Family, Song, Length, Weight, Flight Pattern, Wingspan, and much more.
â– Taxonomic and Alphabetical Family sort options.
â– Hand-drawn full sized color illustrations, with perching and flight views.
â– Multiple professional photographs for each species showing sexes and seasons.
â– Extensive identification, behavior, and habitat information.
â– Full color range maps.
â– Bookmark birds as Favorites for fast access.
â– Date and time stamped Notes for every species account.
As a standalone iPhone app, iBird does not require an Internet connection for access to the information in its database. This does mean that the application is large, so please be patient when downloading from iTunes.
January 29, 2014 New version 6.12
September 26, 2013 New version 6.11
February 07, 2013 New version 6.1
July 16, 2012 New version 6.0
December 22, 2011 New version 5.1
October 25, 2011 New version 5
May 23, 2009 Initial Release