iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds

iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds

By Mitch Waite Group

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2014-05-15
  • Current Version: 10.06
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 1.65 GB
  • Developer: Mitch Waite Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 506 Reviews)
  • Price:
iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds App Ratings: 4.5
Total 506 Reviews

iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds App Description

iBird Ultimate is our most birding advanced app. It comes with the two advanced features built in: “Birds Around Me” (BAM), a feature which restricts the birds to just those found in your current GPS area and the patented “Percevia™ Smart Search” feature which gives anyone the skills of a bird identification expert. If you are not sure you’ll need these features you can try iBird Pro, a less expensive app which offers both these as in-app features you can buy at any time. iBird Plus is like Pro but has half the search attributes. iBird Ultimate also takes a major leap forward with “Time of Day” filtering available in version 10.06. You can now search for birds by activity levels during day or night (Cathemeral), dawn and dusk (Crepuscular), during the day (Diurnal) or during the night (Nocturnal). Also included in this version is our new Owls of Mexico and Central America package, including all the hard to find details which iBird is so well known for: illustrations with field marks, range maps, songs and calls and much more. More Details of What’s New: bit.ly/ibird-whatsnew iBird developers never sleep. Version 10.06 adds a unique collection of audio recordings for all Owls as well as 16 new composite illustrations. To see the latest drawings, go to Illustration Update on the Search menu and select 10.06. Whether you are an experienced birder or a beginner at birding, iBird Ultimate contains 946 species of both native and rare North American and Hawaiian birds, is completely up to date with the 2017 AOU and ABA checklists, and is the only app to offer both illustrations and photographs. With iBird Ultimate’s avian matching system you can search for birds by color, location, shape, habitat or any one of our 35 identification field marks to find your bird. iBird's comprehensive species pages have 3,300 built-in bird songs, 4,500 professional high resolution bird photographs, 1,750 hand drawn composite illustrations and over 1,000 range maps. Version 10.06 of iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds now includes iCloud for backing up and sharing your own photos, notes and favorites among all your devices. From tiny to angry birds, iBird works like magic, revealing a list of birds that perfectly matches your search choices. With over 1 million downloads iBird is the standard that all birding apps are measured by. ** NOTE If you would like to try out iBird at no cost check the newly released iBird LITE Free Guide to Birds of North America. It contains all the features of paid iBird Ultimate, but contains just 35 species. And it’s completely FREE. ** Features ■ Birds Around Me (BAM) narrows the species being searched to just those found at your GPS location, within a radius and season you specify. It come built-in to iBird Ultimate. ■ Percevia™ intelligent search is a patented algorithm that guarantees you will only choose search attributes that narrow the matched list of birds. It also comes built-in to iBird Ultimate. ■ iBird now takes advantage of the high-resolution retina displays of the iPhone and iPad so the screen shows more information than ever. ■ Contains the latest 2016/17 AOU and ABA checklists. ■ Splits-History. See what birds were renamed, split into different species or lumped together for every year. ■ View all birds by head which makes identification easier. ■ Back up and sync favorites and notes with iCloud and share with all your devices and your friends. ■ Fun new birder’s “stickers” to spruce up your text in Messages. Other Features ■ The Conservation Status search attribute lets you filter birds by 6 threat levels. The standard is maintained by Birdlife International and is called the IUCN Red List. ■ All screens optimized for tablets - illustrations, photos and range maps fill the screen. ■ Species, common and family names in English, French and Spanish (text is English).

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iBird Ultimate Guide to Birds App Reviews

  • Geo-locator too wide ranging. GPS should allow for more precise geolocat9ion.

    By Omnipotentud
    I live in the San Francisco Bay area, where the habitats change every few miles. So no matter where I am hiking in the bay area I seem to get a list of 297 species of birds to choose from. This app seems to include pelagic birds, shorebirds, mountain birds and everything in between. And this list stays the same no matter what habitat I’m hiking in. I understand the Geo location has a radius of about 25 miles, equaling a diameter of 50 miles, which would make Geo locating pretty useless amid such diverse geography where I live. To make this app useful for Geo location, I think it would need a much smaller radius, say 5 miles. The choices for “time of year” are confusing because the six choices are not mutually exclusive. The app would be useful if it used a real-time data base of birds that have been cited in the last week or so in the location where I am hiking. This would eliminate a lot of birds to choose from that aren’t even located where I am at this time of year. The result is that after having this app for a number of months, I use it only as an encyclopedia of American birds. This is useful to me because it means I don’t have to carry a book with me.
  • Disappointing

    By floridardh
    I am new to birding so maybe it’s just my inexperience but I have tried looking up three different birds and have been unsuccessful for all three of them.
  • The best bird app

    By Kuchnor
    My husband and I were walking in Bong Recreation Center and I played different bird songs on this app. Very impressive!
  • DON'T beg for a rating!

    By Snakelips
    Ask me to rate your app, you're going to get ONE star.
  • A decent bird guide app

    By Terra Ignota
    If you are looking for a basic bird app, this will do. Mostly, the interface is user friendly; though, the keyboard stays open after use and can only be removed after switching to a new screen, which makes for a small scroll screen. The illustrations are okay, and the photos are decent. I wish there was more coverage for ages and sexes, however, especially alternate plumages.
  • Poor writing

    By mks1
    So I decided to purchase this app for a second time because as they say “we need to make a living “ or “your cars don’t last forever why should software “ of course I’m paraphrasing but you get the point. The description says Owls of Mexico and Time of Day are included. After buying and trying too use these add ons I got pushed back to the buy these window. I wrote the developers and I get their message that the description is incorrect and it should read these add ons are available and not are included. Pretty big mistake since the words or spelling are not even close and we’re working on fixing it. So buyer beware, the ultimate version isn’t complete they still want more money for you to use all their new technology. Greed is an awful thing for consumers!
  • Best App

    By Wildwood retreat
    This app is so apt. Easy to use and full of info for an amateur like me. It has helped me immensely in pinning down the songs of my local birds. My yard is a riverine community with large tree and cover and full of birds.
  • The best bird app I’ve found

    By Brighton2
    We use this constantly. I love how you can filter for local birds. This is a really great feature for those of us who travel.
  • Outstanding!

    By aldo5705
    I love the photos and the sounds! I’m able to communicate with robins, turkeys!
  • BEST bird guide book I ever used

    By AZ RN
    Great graphics. Easy to navigate. I know know I jive 4 different types of hummers at my feeders.