Collins Bird Guide

Collins Bird Guide

By NatureGuides Ltd.

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2014-08-14
  • Current Version: 1.5.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 870.91 MB
  • Developer: NatureGuides Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 12 Reviews)
  • Price:
Collins Bird Guide App Ratings: 4
Total 12 Reviews

Collins Bird Guide App Description

‘It’s much more convenient than taking a big book with you...the Collins app is fantastic.’ – Chris Packham, Metro ‘The Collins Bird Guide app is destined to become a real triumph, the ultimate in field guide apps — and deservedly so.’ – BirdGuides The Collins Bird Guide App combines world-class illustrations and comprehensive information with intuitive design to create the ultimate field guide for passionate birders and casual birdwatchers alike. The app is based on the landmark book by Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström, universally acknowledged as the standard European field guide. This definitive work has been reimagined for iPad and iPhone by birders for birders. The Collins Bird Guide App provides everything you need to identify a species quickly and learn about it thoroughly. Immerse yourself in the exceptional illustrations, maps, calls and concise text. Use the powerful search filter and curated confusion lists to focus in on a species. The Collins Bird Guide App is an essential companion always to hand on your iPhone, and available to browse in full glory on your iPad. Features include: • Over 700 species covered • 3500+ beautiful illustrations by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterström • Detailed text covering habitat, range, identification and voice by Lars Svensson • Record sightings, location and date with the listing tool • Powerful search filter • Intuitive design to quickly and easily swipe through species • Curated lists of confusable species • Over 750 carefully selected songs and calls – many by Lars Svensson • Select species names from 18 languages • Expertly edited video clips for all 794 species in the app (In-App Purchases) • Available in English, Swedish, Norwegian, French and German • Weighs nothing! As well as the optional video library, the app incorporates British Trust for Ornithology/BirdWatch Ireland/Scottish Ornithologists' Club Bird Atlas 2007–11 mapping data as an in-app purchase, providing the most comprehensive location mapping of any bird guide app. Find out more about the app and its creators: The Collins Bird Guide app requires iOS 9.0 or later. If you like the Collins Bird Guide app, don’t forget to share the app, rate it and leave a review.

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Collins Bird Guide App Reviews


    By khb54321
    I think the good reviews were seeded here when the app was first released. This is a pretty app, but the interface is sparse (as in it doesn't have many features) and the search engine is useless--you can choose a variety of criteria but it's not clear that what then appears is a subset or just an entire section (e.g. "Raptors") repeated without other criteria applied. The descriptions are thorough and the drawings are nice. But there is no indication of names other than the English bird book one and the Latin name. No hope for those of us in non-English-speaking countries who want to use a bird book in English, but need to search based on what locals call a bird. Look at the version history. I'd hoped, unreasonably, that it had been such a great app when it came out that it hadn't needed an update. Wrong. It needs attention and hasn't gotten it. Compare the version history to iBird Pro (North America) and you'll see what a living app's history should look like. I really wish I could get my money back. Within 5 minutes of not being able to figure out how I'd use it productively (i.e. as a field guide, not to memorize birds), I knew I'd wasted my money. And I still need a Swiss or Europe field guide app!
  • North America NOT

    By GetAlongPlease
    No where is it mentioned that all the location features are for Europe only. I'll give it a go living in the US, but not ideal. Seems pretty powerful. The drawings are super detailed and clear with a lot of supporting information. Not sure how conclusive my findings will be, but excited to try it out. Nice introductory guide to get started and the intuitiveness of the app takes it from there. Fun to track/record bird sightings within the app.
  • New standard for bird apps

    By BooksToBeach
    Purchased the Collins Bird Guide based on the reputation of the Collins book. I am traveling to Europe and wanted an easy but thorough guide for my bird observations. This app is intuitive and engrossing. The birds are displayed in visual diagrams with the ability to drill down to the bird you are observing. When the user identifies the bird, distribution maps, diagrams, sound recordings and similar birds are displayed. Very easy to use. There is a comparison section I'm finding useful before traveling as it allows me to study differences in similar species before heading overseas. I have not used this in the field yet but am enjoying playing with the format and learning a bit about the birds.
  • Finally

    By Hadriani
    At last, the Collins on ipad. Not yet perfect, including the language versions and life lists (how to store those?), but we are getting there. Keep on working guys, competition is around the corner!
  • The new standard in field guides!

    By Von Rumford
    The new digital Collins is simply fantastic. As the Collins guide book set a new standard in that medium, so does this new app. As a US birder who travels to Europe as well as the far flung corners of America, this app gives me access to the best Euro bird guide right on my phone and with awesome new features that I hope other bird guide apps will adopt. Especially cool is the way that this app has solved the common app drawback of not being to flip through pages quickly. There are several zoom levels that allow you to see, for example, entire families of birds at once. Other great features were reviewed extensively in every birding magazine, so I won't go into all that here. Buy this app and you will be glad you did.
  • Best Old World birding app out there

    By Bummed simmer
    Like the title says, best Old World birding app I've seen. Slick, good-looking, easy to use ans informative. Reasonably priced, too. If I could take off a half star it would be for slightly pale text that might be tough to read in the field. Hopefully an update will fix that. Otherwise, well done.
  • Bad

    By Scot Birder
    No alphabetic lookup. A big waste of money. Grey letters in index difficult to read. Buy the book, not this app.