Bird Apps of the World – A List of All Field Guide Apps for Apple and Android Devices

Bird Field Guide App Coverage Map

The countries and regions covered by bird field guide apps.

Being able to have a field guide with me at all times is one of the things I like best about my smart phone. Bird field guide apps provide all the material normally found in print guides, plus things like sounds, checklists, and extra information, with more features constantly being added. I love it!

These apps are even better for traveling birders, allowing you to have all the information of a field guide with none of the bulk. Many areas of the world now have a field guide app available for them. Here’s a list of all the apps available for Apple and Android devices.

If I’ve missed any, please let me know in the comments below.

Worldwide

BirdsEye Bird Finding GuideBirdsEye Bird Finding Guide
Photographs; BirdsEye isn’t a field guide app, per se, but it does include photos of nearly every bird on the planet. You can view the 100 most common birds anywhere you are, and can access others through subscriptions. Sound packages are also available for purchase.
iTunes | Google Play

 

North America

United States and Canada

For more details on these apps, see my Bird Guide App Comparison.

Audubon Birds — A Field Guide to North American BirdsAudubon Birds — A Field Guide to North American Birds
Photographs; 821 species
iTunes | Google Play

iBird Ultimate Guide to BirdsiBird Ultimate Guide to Birds
Paintings and photographs; 938 species
Review (“Pro” version)
iTunes | Google Play (“Pro” version)

National Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America appNational Geographic Birds: Field Guide to North America
Paintings; 995 species
iTunes

Peterson Birds of North America appPeterson Birds of North America
Paintings; 800+ species
Review
iTunes

The Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North AmericaThe Sibley eGuide to the Birds of North America
Paintings; 814 species
Review
iTunes | Google Play

birdJam HeadsUp WarblersbirdJam HeadsUp Warblers
Photographs; 57 species
Review
iTunes

birdJam HeadsUp SparrowsbirdJam HeadsUp Sparrows
Photographs; 47 species
Review
iTunes

 

Central America and Caribbean

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Birds Field GuideCosta Rica Birds Field Guide
Photographs; 620+ species
iTunes | Google Play

Panama

Panama Birds Field GuidePanama Birds Field Guide
Photographs; 550+ species
iTunes | Google Play

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds in Photos and AudioPuerto Rico and Virgin Islands Birds in Photos and Audio
Photographs; 380+ species
iTunes

 

South America

Brazil

Birds of BrazilBirds of Brazil
Photographs; 1800+ species
iTunes

Colombia

Birds of Colombia mobile guideBirds of Colombia mobile guide
Photographs; 1800+ species
Google Play

Ecuador

Birds of EcuadorBirds of Ecuador
Photographs; 350 species
iTunes (iPad only)

Hummingbirds of EcuadorHummingbirds of Ecuador
Photographs; 97 species
iTunes (iPad only)

 

Europe

Europe

Birds of EuropeBirds of Europe
Photographs; 448 species
iTunes | Google Play

Collins Bird Guide – The Ultimate Field Guide for Britain & EuropeCollins Bird Guide
Includes the entire Western Palearctic: Europe, Africa north of the Sahara, and a portion of the Middle East
Paintings; 700+ species
iTunes

Northern Europe

Birds of Northern EuropeBirds of Northern Europe
Paintings, along with some photos; 352 species
iTunes

Britain and Ireland

Bird Id - British BirdsBird Id – British Birds
Photographs; 250 species
iTunes | Google Play

Birder - Guide to Birds of Britain and IrelandBirder – Guide to Birds of Britain and Ireland
Paintings; 247 species
iTunes

Birds of Britain and IrelandBirds of Britain and Ireland
Paintings, along with some photos; 271 species
iTunes

iBird UK and Ireland Guide to BirdsiBird UK & Ireland Guide to Birds
Paintings and photographs; 283 species
iTunes

RSPB eGuide to British BirdsRSPB eGuide to British Birds
Paintings; 290+ species
iTunes | Google Play

 

Asia

Indian Subcontinent

eGuide to Birds of the Indian SubcontinenteGuide to Birds of the Indian Subcontinent
Paintings; 1300+ species
iTunes | Google Play

Japan

Japanese BirdsJapanese Birds
Photographs; 250 species
iTunes | Google Play

Korea

Birds of Korea ProBirds of Korea Pro
Paintings and photographs; 450 species
iTunes | Google Play

Middle East

eGuide to Birds of the Middle EasteGuide to Birds of the Middle East
Paintings; 800+ species
iTunes | Google Play

Collins Bird Guide – The Ultimate Field Guide for Britain & EuropeCollins Bird Guide
Includes the entire Western Palearctic: Europe, Africa north of the Sahara, and a portion of the Middle East
Paintings; 700+ species
iTunes

Singapore

Birds of SingaporeBirds of Singapore
Photographs; 375 species
iTunes | Google Play

 

Africa

East Africa

eGuide to Birds of East AfricaeGuide to Birds of East Africa
Paintings; 1300+ species
iTunes | Google Play

North Africa

Collins Bird Guide – The Ultimate Field Guide for Britain & EuropeCollins Bird Guide
Includes the entire Western Palearctic: Europe, Africa north of the Sahara, and a portion of the Middle East
Paintings; 700+ species
iTunes

Southern Africa

Newman’s Birds of Southern AfricaNewman’s Birds of Southern Africa
Paintings; 975 species
iTunes

Roberts Multimedia Birds of Southern AfricaRoberts Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa
Paintings; 962 species
iTunes | Google Play

Sasol eBirds of Southern AfricaSasol eBirds of Southern Africa
Paintings, with photos available as in-app purchase; 969 species
iTunes | Google Play

 

Australia and Pacific Islands

Australia

The Michael Morcombe and David Stewart eGuide to the Birds of AustraliaThe Michael Morcombe and David Stewart eGuide to the Birds of Australia
Paintings; 790+ species
iTunes | Google Play

Pizzey & Knight Birds of AustraliaPizzey & Knight Birds of Australia
Paintings and photographs; 900+ species
iTunes | Google Play

New Zealand

Birds of New ZealandBirds of New Zealand
Photographs; 360+ species
iTunes | Google Play

Posted by Grant McCreary on November 6th, 2014.

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