iBird Lite is a significant departure from our iBird family of products and, for this reason, it deserves particular attention. First and foremost, it is an app designed to grow. As a free download, you can get an idea if you like the app while you have fun exploring the 50 common bird species of North America loaded into it. If you decide you want to get more serious about birding, there is no need to buy another version of iBird or worry about which version to run at what particular moment. iBird Lite, with its new architecture, covers all situations and conditions. It allows you to choose any or all of the four countries available that you wish to access and study. Currently you can select a birding database for North America (with 942 species), the United Kingdom (343 species), Hawaii (283) or the wonderful nation island of Palau (169). Beginners to birding, who just wish to get acquainted with the birds of North America, only need to purchase the North America database. You will download this from inside the app’s Country menu and get 942 species. The details included with each bird vastly exceed what you will find in any app, including multiple photos, an HD-resolution, scientific quality illustration with a field marks layer (you can turn on and off), and a large array of playable calls and songs of each bird. Importantly, since this is a field guide, you find a copious quantity of reference material in a friendly and accessible format. The smaller 50 species database of the free iBird Lite, as well as the full 942 species North America database has been completely updated to align with the 2018 American Ornithological Union (AOU) checklist. Plus, iBird Lite contains all the features of our full paid apps, it can help you learn what a fascinating hobby birding can be. A "plug-in store" is provided in iBird Lite, where you can purchase additional features to make your birding hobby even more enjoyable. You can find these new features on the in-app purchases screen, which is found on the Purchases menu, located on the left Navigation menu. Here is a list of what is available now. ◆ Photo Sleuth, using an artificial intelligent "neural network", identifies any North America species from a photo, even if the photo is of questionable quality, such as blurry, lacking in contrast and obscured by foliage. ◆ Birds Around Me (BAM) narrows the species to just those within a specified radius around your GPS location. You can enter any location you wish, as well as specific seasons and radius sizes. ◆ Percevia Smart Search turns anyone into a birding expert by using our patented identification search algorithm based on any of 35 characteristics. For example, pick Shape = Hawk-like and iBird will isolate 40 raptor species; next pick Birds Around Me and iBird will narrow this list to just the 18 raptors in your GPS area; pick Size = Very Large and iBird will narrow the results to just the 2 species greater than 32 inches long: the Bald Eagle and the Golden Eagle. ◆ Time of Day filters birds by activity intervals: day or night, dawn and dusk, daytime or night time only. ◆ Mexican Owls gives you the most popular owls of Mexico and Central America. ◆ Everything Bundle includes everything above at a significant discount. OTHER UNIQUE FEATURES OF IBIRD ■ iBird’s icon-driven visual search engine enables you to identify birds using shape, color, location, habitat, head pattern, flight pattern, bill shape, length and more. ■ The powerful search engine means no longer scrolling through dozens of wrong choices. iBird matches just those birds near you that fit your description. ■ Search by common name, Latin name and even band code. ■ Post, keep lists, and share sightings with friends and followers with a user-friendly Notes and Favorites interface. ■ iBird’s database is completely self-contained; no internet connection is required like many other birding apps.
Difficult to use and frustrating, and I’m very computer literate.
This only contains 50 or so birds. It’s nothing but a teaser for the apps you have to pay for.
I like this app and it really helps if you have a wild bird I your family with this app my bird came come and go and every time I am on this app I learn a new fact about birds. But I think that you should just have all the types of birds without have to pay for the " Power Up" or " Upgrade " 🙄 but it is you choice and only yours. So... 😒😏
Very family friendly! Our kids enjoy this app very much. Great for adults too! We are all learning to identify the birds around us and interesting information about them. Highly recommend!
Not in the App itself but the fact that I had purchased a previous version and now I have to purchase a whole new version...what about a credit because of the old useless app?
Found app to be intuitive and wonderfully robust with depth . Very Creative and Unusual for an app .
I bought and enjoyed the prior full version. It abruptly was obsoleted by the developer and made to be non functional. I won’t pay again to any app that does not provide a transition when upgrades are necessary.
This app couldn’t find quail or hawk. Come on!
Found this App. Was very interesting to look , see, and hear the different spices that are in it . Easy to navigate.