What's Newâ–¶ SAVE & LOAD SEARCH - Now you can save your selected search values and quickly load them later.
â–¶ RETINA ICONS - Retina Icons. We have updated all our icons to be compatible with the retina display, meaning they no longer have any jaggies. In the process we updated a lot of the icons in the tab bar and on the More page. Thanks to the customers who hammered us on this detail we kept putting off.
â–¶ COLOR PROMINENT - This is a new attribute we are really proud of because of how effective it is for matching birds. The Color Prominent attribute is the answer to the question, "What color of the bird is most conspicuous?" Itâ€™s the color that stands out the most and is the most striking. Secondarily it may be the color that makes up the largest percentage of the bird's coloring. Try this attribute when you see a bird and let us know how much it helps you.
â–¶ HEAD PATTERN - Big, giant and huge update to the Head Pattern attribute. We have stressed in the Search tutorials how important the head of bird is to identifying it and none are more important than Head Pattern. We went back and fine tuned this attribute adding a new value called Eyebrow. We also made sure the Overviews reflected the values assigned to this attribute.
App Descriptionâ–¶ THE FREE IBIRD UK LITE GUIDE TO BIRDS SHOWS YOU WHY IBIRD IS THE WORLD'S BEST BIRDING APP
â–¶ BUYERâ€™S GUIDE TO BRITISH BIRDING APPS â€“ Compare before you buy: ibird.com/compare-uk
â–¶ INCLUDES 30 Sample Species from around the United Kingdon and Ireland
â–¶ 31 SEARCH ATTRIBUTES
â–¶ UNIQUE SPECTROGRAPHIC DISPLAY brings insight to the structure of bird songs by allowing you to view the sound's frequency components on all bird songs.
â–¶ CLOUD SYNC â€“ Automatically syncs Favs, Notes and Settings to the Apple cloud.
â–¶ SAVE & LOAD SEARCH - Now you can save your selected search values and quickly load them later.
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, Twitter, or email them to friends.
â–¶ SLIDESHOW FOR ILLUSTRATIONS - Now you can watch not just photos but also illustrations in the slideshow with bird songs in the background. You can even pick the artist who drew them or restrict them to a particular family of birds.
â–¶ MULTIPLE BROWSE VIEWS - You can now view species in one of four browse views: Compact, Icon, Thumbnail, and Gallery.
AWARDS and ACCOLADES for iBird:
â–¶ WINNER: 2011 BEST APP EVER AWARD FROM 148APPS.COM
â–¶ MACWORLD'S "BEST REFERENCE APP 2009: 4 Â½ out of 5 mice."
â–¶ O'REILLY "BEST IPHONE BIRDWATCHING APP 2009"
â– Parameter driven search lets you identify birds quickly, so you spend more time observing and less time reading.
â– Attributes are grouped into Basic, Body, Head, Flight, Song, and Pattern areas.
â– Search by Shape, Size, Habitat, Color, Family, Song, Length, Weight, Flight Pattern, Wingspan, and much more.
â– Taxonomic and Alphabetical Family sort options on Browse screen.
â– Hand-drawn full sized color illustrations, with perching and flight views.
â– Enjoy full-screen portraits you can zoom and pinch.
â– Multiple professional photographs for each species showing sexes and seasons.
â– Multiple professionally recorded bird calls and songs for almost every species.
â– Shake your device while on a species page to automatically select a new species and play a random bird song.
â– Extensive identification, behavior, and habitat information.
â– UK Conservation status from RSPB and ICUN Red List shows if population is in decline or endangered.
â– Full color range maps.
â– Links to detailed Birdipedia pages and hundreds of Flickr photos for each bird.
â– Bookmark birds as Favorites for fast access.
â– Use Favorites lists as life list, yard list, travel lists, etc.
â– Sync Favorites lists and Notes to your desktop for backup and editing.
â– Species, common, and family names in English and French (text is English).
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.
June 11, 2011 Initial Release